After roughly one year under the constant stress of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s completely understandable if you’ve found yourself stuck in a lifestyle rut. Maybe, you’re feeling a little underwhelmed by your day-to-day routine, or perhaps, you’re starting to feel burnt out at work or at wit’s end with 24/7 parenting. No matter the situation, these books might offer just the type of advice you need to break out of your rut and see the world with new eyes.
“Get Over It!” by Iyanla Vanzant
Sometimes, extenuating circumstances contribute to our issues. But, other times, the problem isn’t something else – it's us. This Oprah-approved book challenges readers to confront whether it’s our attitudes, not circumstances, that are standing in the way of living a happy and fulfilled life. Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant employs “thought therapy” exercises, which combine spiritual tools and the science of neuroplasticity, to help readers confront and overcome their negative thought patterns.
“Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert
It wasn’t very long ago that Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love was topping bestseller lists. Now, she’s back with “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear,” which draws from Gilbert’s own experience as a successful writer and imparts non-cheesy advice for anyone hoping to lead their most creative life. We highly recommend this read if you’re in a creative rut at work, or if you find yourself in need of a lifestyle shake-up and aren’t sure where to begin.
“Think Like A Monk” by Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty skipped his college graduation so he could travel to India and become a monk. His experience in the years that followed inform his recent self-improvement book “Think Like a Monk.” During his three years as a monk – which came to an end once a teacher suggested he might be more impactful sharing his story with others – Jay picks up many nuggets of wisdom for finding a sense of inner peace and working with a purpose. Check it out to embark on your own path toward a serene lifestyle.
It’s always fun to learn something new! At Oxford at Sonterra Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking tidbits that will make you reflect on different aspects of life.