5 Books To Read When You’re Soul Searching

by Olivia Deramus

Many times in our lives, we’re likely to get a little lost. Whether it be after graduating university, after divorce, or after having a baby – transitional periods are tough. Even positive transitional periods can make us feel conflicted about our next steps. During these times of our lives it’s important to get introspective. Taking time for yourself to get quiet and go through your thoughts is vital. I’ve found that there are a lot of books published that can help guide us when soul searching. You don’t need to figure this out by yourself. I love turning to books like these for inspiration and unlocking what we might already know but need to be told. Take a look at my five favourites:

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

If you’re feeling stuck – this is the book for you. You probably know Elizabeth from her classic Eat, Pray, Love book. Well she’s back and she’s written a book specifically designed to help you, whatever stage of life you’re on. In Big Magic, Elizabeth helps you find inspiration in your every day life and shows you how to use that inspiration to change your life. If you’re having writers block or are struggling creatively, this will be particularly useful to you. Elizabeth argues that creativity doesn’t have to mean suffering. Check it out here!

The Self Love Experiment by Shanon Kaiser

Shanon’s book outlines 15 principles of fostering self love. She believes that too many people are held back by not feeling worthy enough or putting others needs before theirs. As someone who is definitely on the journey to self love, I loved this book and found it really helpful. Self love isn’t indulgent and this book will show you why. Check it out here!

My Friend Fear: Finding Magic In The Unknown by Meera Lee Patel.

This author and illustrator believes that by embracing fear we have the power to unlock our full potential. This book will challenge you. Embracing fear is not an easy task. But Meera’s book is both inspiring and helpful to show you how to do it. According to Meera, big fear equates to big opportunities – and we should all take advantage of this when soul searching.  Check it out here!

You Do You by Sarah Knight

You’ve probably heard of Sarah’s other wildly popular books like You Are A Badass (which we also love), but we particularly find this book useful when it comes to soul searching. Sarah guides you on how to find real happiness through living life your own way. A key part of this is finding out how to stop letting people bully you into doing things you don’t want to do. The ultimate confidence boost via book! Check it out here!

When Action Follows Heart by Susan Spencer

 We love the ethos of this book, as it’s all about positivity and kindness. If you’re feeling down trodden, or inching towards cynical – this book is for you. Susan argue that even the smallest acts of kindness make a difference both in your life and in others. This collection of stories and advice will help you be a kinder person and see more kindness in others. Check it out here!

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