This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Getting Your Life Together. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.
This product was recommended by Rouchelle Fountain from Moksha Heals
This book is so appropriate and needed. It felt like an active read, the kind you want to bookmark specific pages to come back and reread or make notes in the margin. The way the author seamlessly moves through and interweaves the topics, I found myself stopping a lot to think. It made me very introspective and spurred me to evaluate my business, processes, real goals for life, and what I need to do to live life on my terms. I have a list of things to work on just based on my first reading. Melissa has a real knack for writing about business, self-growth, personal development, and spirituality. Even though she frequently refers to “woo woo” stuff, it’s written so that it feels like she’s unearthing natural truths for us. The content is easy to digest and apply. I also liked that she used contributors from such varying backgrounds, from her son to other successful entrepreneurs. The book incorporates lessons from everywhere, and it all tied in very smoothly and nicely. — Rouchelle Fountain
Survival 101 is like no self-help book I’ve ever come across. Rather than well-meaning platitudes, the book is full of solid, practical advice for rebuilding a life, from the ground up if necessary. Alai’s voice is perpetually understanding and optimistic, reminding us that even at the worst of times, there is some way forward, even if it may not be easy to see.” — Jo Niederhoff, San Francisco Book Review Victoria Alai has taken her own struggle to survive, together with over thirty years of helping others do the same, to distill ideas, tips, and beliefs that can take you from survival to a happy, abundant, and free place in your life, all with the hope that you can do it faster than she did. Blending anecdotal life moments with expert observation, Victoria Alai combines many schools of thought into a comprehensive guide for her readers. The book is a modern take on going from surviving to thriving by transforming one’s mindset from scarcity to abundance. Throughout the book, Victoria beautifully blends her own life experiences with expert schools of thought, using her own life experience as a model. The book not only shows how to meet your basic needs but how to be genuinely happy and at peace, by creating a plan for emotional, physical, and mental well-being.
This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc
There are a lot of factors that can affect our perseverance, motivation, and perspective towards life. We often get discouraged by the pitfalls that we have encountered during our journey. This book boosts our spiritual self not just for us to be more appreciative but also to be more optimistic. This will be a very helpful guide for times that you feel the pain of hardships and failures for this will aid you in getting back together and being driven by enthusiasm and excitement. Indeed, a good book to lift yourself after every fall.
One of the ways to get your life together is to stop self-sabotage. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we do it. The Mountain is You discusses why we do it, when we do it and how to stop it. This book is also an inspiration to not only stop self-sabotage but to be inspired to move forward to better things!
You are a Badass is the book to read to get over your fears and take risks and make changes in your life. It inspires you to create a life you love by setting goals and teaches you how to reach them. If you have mental barriers that are stopping you from living your best life then this book is for you!
Girl on Fire is a highly addictive book. After you finish reading Girl on Fire you will be truly inspired to take ownership of your life and start making changes to the life you want. This book is motivational, inspirational, and incredibly uplifting.
This is a quick and practical guide for anyone who’s ever felt lost trying to make their way in adulthood. Author Daisy Buchanan explores the big questions on what it means to be an adult: from your first house to coping with a crying child on public transport. Drawing from her own experience of getting herself sorted as well as conversations she’s had with the people who tried and failed, tried again and succeeded, or just got stuck.
This book is the quintessential resource for helping people find a great job. It is loaded with actionable tips on how to write a resume, interview well, and network effectively. But the thing that it’s most famous for is the Flower Exercise, which walks people through the seven facets that make up a job. It helps people systematically work through the various components of various career paths to discover the type of work they would enjoy the most.
This is a great book to get yourself organized and get your priorities straight, it’s easy, understandable to read and sized to carry around. There really is some great advice and exercises in this book to get you on track. The short chapters are easy to read and are great for daily inspiration to get the most important items on your daily to-do list done. As a business owner, I start my day with a chapter read from this book because I find the strategies useful and effective as a reminder not to waste time with the busy work. It also provided me with a better picture of where my bottle-necks were coming from. I also like the fact that this book isn’t jabbed with fillers and time wasters. It’s good advice presented in a concise manner that can be read quickly. Always good to read a bit every day and re-read, until you can develop good habits. It totally change my mindset and perspective in a totally brilliant way.
This product was recommended by Kristofer Sims from How To’s Guru
As the title suggests, this book will teach you how to get your life together by being more patient. You’ll be surprised how it can help you just zen out in a traffic jam instead of being irritated and just lose your cool. This book consists of quotes and activities to pull your life together and keep you calm as you deescalate your aggressive feelings during untoward scenarios.It will help you become more proactive and take charge more of your feelings, rather than it taking charge of you.
This product was recommended by Michelle Devani from lovedevani
As a person who enjoys reading, I would recommend to everyone a book about putting your life in the right place after devastating events. This book is called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. It will teach the reader the importance of tidying up. If you want your life to put it in the right place again, you must start with your belongings. Organizing your things is a good start to organizing your life.
This product was recommended by Joe Richard from Get Pixie
The name suggests that this book is about Adulting, responsibilities, and duties of a person in their life. The author presented the best tips to be used by people to become more organized and do things that can be helpful to them. Also, it is not a book with self-help texture, instead, it consists of stories and humor at its best.
The happiness project is not your regular non-fiction book. It is not a preachy and corny self-help book either. It is a first-hand account that allows you to cherry-pick what works for you and leave what doesn’t. It doesn’t make false promises to fix your life, yet reading it transforms you in so many ways. There are so many things in the book that you may already know, but Gretchen has given it a fresh take. It emphasizes the value of routine and habit building without seeming sanctimonious. With a fluid and light style of writing, it quickly becomes relatable and has the power to change your life.
This product was recommended by April Maccario from Ask April
My most favorite thing to read is about life in general. As for me, the best book that you should read about getting your life together is written by Marie Kondō which is entitled “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Who would have thought that we can learn a lot about life by just being tidy? This book contains all the necessary words that you need to hear/read when you are experiencing challenges in life.
This product was recommended by Gelen Revilla from Good Noise
This book has fifty simple, actionable challenges to self-improvement. With reward-based challenges ranging from easy to hard, this book will be with you every step of the way in your journey to the person you want to be. With manageable, realistic timelines for each challenge, you’ll find it easy to make changes in your daily life—without any added pressure! With this book in hand, you’ll discover everything from how to start saving money to how to develop a cleaning routine, to creating an emergency fund and avoiding burnout at work.
This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax
This book is based on a class taught by the authors at Stanford University. They use design principles, a method typically used to generate new products to help students design their lives. The authors question that you should figure out what you are passionate about and then do it. Instead, they indicate that we may not know what we are passionate about until we aim for it. They suggest that we build our way ahead, track what brings us joy, brainstorm ways to integrate more of these activities into our lives and create numerous possible paths forward. The book is packed with practical exercises.
This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax
This book comprises a collection of comic sketches by the author. There is no story in terms of a beginning, middle, and end; however, there is a throughline loosely attaching the vignettes, namely dealing with issues related to saving oneself sane and on track throughout life’s ups and downs.