My Top 3 Personal Self Care Resources

Some people have asked me what me what my personal resources are for everything self-care so I wanted to share a my top three with you guys and have this here to reference back to! These books are apart of my must-reads for finding self-care ideas that mesh well with you.

Each book is a bit different, but I love them for different reasons and reference them pretty frequently in my daily life!

  • The Book of Self-Care: Remedies for Healing Mind, Body, and Soul by Mary Beth Janssen

    • In this guide, Mary Beth Janssen profiles a wide range of activities and exercises. I really liked her take on how to deal with unprocessed emotions that have gotten stuck. She talks a lot about boundaries and really just building a sustainable life where emotions can come and go without ripping and erupting out into other aspects of your life.

  • The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser

    • This book is my jam. Seriously, this is a next level book and I recommend it to anyone jumping into any new routine.  This book goes through a simple, effective plan of removing fear-based thoughts, so you can genuinely fall in love with life. Shannon talks about true change in your daily habits and perspective to make some giant waves in your big, overall outcome. I reference this book almost every week: it's that good.

  • Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me by Alexandra Kuykendall 

    • This book feels like you're chatting with a friend over coffee. I absolutely lovethe real-life aspect of what Alexandra tells her story and explains her formula about enjoying and loving every day, "boring" life. As a mother of four, Alexandra wiped her calendar free and focused on one aspect of her life each month, searching for ways to more fully enjoy her current season. By intentionally adding one thing each month that gave her joy, she gives a practical solution to those looking to add joy into a schedule already bursting at the seams.

There are so many resources out there, but these are the ones that I keep coming back to frequently and they're beginner friendly as well as professional friendly.

BONUS

If you're struggling with juggling everything on your plate in general, (I know I was) my go-to was this book: Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life by Dr. Jason Selk & Tom Bartow.

The biggest road block I always hit. There’s just not enough time for self care when you’re first starting out. This was my secret weapon when first starting out and I still use it to reference back to!

They are experts in changing your view on time and what real prioritization looks like. Best of all? You can use what they recommend as soon as you read it. Check it out here