I know that it’s been a minute since I’ve been here, but it’s mostly because I’ve been in a slump with reading and finding motivation to do things. I’m not sure if it is because those moments between summer and fall where the weather gets WAY too hot here, or because it’s the few months before the holiday slide. Whatever it is, I have it bad. I’m slowly forcing my way through it and I suppose it has been working.
I recently finished Girl, wash your face by Rachel Hollis. I had this recommended and quoted by so many people I follow that I probably genuinely lost count. I got this in ebook form on my Nook app for my phone because somehow in the last year I’ve become embarrassed by all the self help, encouraging book that I’ve been reading.
The basic rundown of this book is that Rachel Hollis a Christian author and motivational speaker goes through several lies that people and mainly women tell themselves on a daily basis. Or even worse yet, lies that we have been told and help perpetuate through the years. She gives stories from her point of view and things she did to help get rid of that lie in her life.
I’m not going to lie and say that this book wasn’t motivational and highly encouraging. It really genuinely was! I even copied a dozen or so quotes from it into my journal as notes for future reference. I really will go back through the journal and read all the notes from the book and try to gain a bit more encouragement or possibly even re-read the book again. I do have to warn readers though that because Rachel Hollis is a Christian some of her motivation and encouragement comes from that background and side of the street. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is something worth noting for those who aren’t religious.
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought of it. Are there any other self-help, motivational books that you would recommend reading? I think I’m really on a kick lately.
I’ll see you soon in another post.
***edit from 2021. While, I semi enjoyed reading Rachel Hollis while reading the book and followed her for a while on Instagram. I have come to conclusion through a number of means that it would be better to read other self-help authors due to the fact that I think she is sending a bad example for women. I have also since stopped following her on Instagram and try to steer far away from her words and propaganda.