Master the New Year With These Three Self-Improvement Books

This week’s Three to Read brings you self-betterment books that will help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and make 2024 your best year yet!

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Now that the new year is officially here, it’s time to get started on making your 2024 goals a reality. Whether you want to attend to your mental and physical well-being, improve your productivity, strengthen your personal and professional relationships, or just get your life together in general, this week’s Three to Read recommendations have you covered. Keep reading to discover how our picks can help you fulfill your aspirations!

HOT PICK

Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia

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SYNOPSIS:

Outlive challenges conventional medical beliefs about aging to present a new approach to life-long health and disease prevention. Physician Peter Attia utilizes the most recent science to deliver techniques for better sleep and exercise, tools for improving emotional health, and inventive nutritional advice. Mainstream medicine often fails to properly address fatal diseases such as cancer and heart disease, leading to diminished quality and longevity of life. This book will teach you how to think about long-term health and create a personal wellness plan that fits your unique needs, allowing you to live better and longer than you ever thought possible.

WHY:

For those of us whose 2024 resolutions revolve around health — whether that be mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual — this book is the perfect resource for learning how to improve our well-being and live longer, happier lives. The insights Attia provides in Outlive emphasize the crucial link between mental and physical health, providing a holistic view of wellness. Here, Attia invites us all to be active participants in our health, providing vital tools to help readers craft a fulfilling and meaningful lifestyle. Don’t miss this groundbreaking guide to aging well!

COFFEE SHOP READ

The Book You Want Everyone You Love to Read: Sane And Sage Advice to Help You Navigate All of Your Most Important Relationships by Philippa Perry

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SYNOPSIS:

In The Book You Want Everyone You Love to Read, psychotherapist Philippa Perry teaches you how to manage all the important relationships in your life, including your connections with family, friends, colleagues, and, most significantly, yourself. This book touches on a myriad of life issues — such as how to deal with conflict, how to cope with loss and change, and how to find true love — offering practical recommendations for happier living. Filled with wit and compassion, Perry’s advice will help you nurture your relationships so that all of life’s other problems become easier to deal with.

WHY:

Our relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, but despite this, they aren’t always easy to maintain. When life gets hard, we often let these connections fall to the side, but it is exactly in these moments that we need our support system the most. Delivered with a healthy dose of warmth and wisdom, Philippa Perry’s insights help readers better prepare themselves for dealing with all of life’s toughest challenges by encouraging them to recognize the immense value of human relationships. This is a must-read for everyone, especially those of us who struggle to balance our personal connections with all of the other responsibilities and trials of life.

DARK HORSE

Grow the F*ck Up: How to Be an Adult and Get Treated Like One by Sarah Knight

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SYNOPSIS:

Grow the F*ck Up is the perfect guide for those of us who are just now stepping into adulthood, as well as those who have been adulting for a while and have yet to figure it all out. With her signature humor and no-nonsense attitude, Sarah Knight offers strategies, tips, and examples of how to be an independent, capable, and accountable adult while still making room for fun. This book not only gives you critical life skills — such as how to take responsibility for your actions and constructively communicate with others — but also teaches you how to implement them for enhanced success and happiness.

WHY:

For those of us who may be struggling with the arduous task of being an adult, Grow the F*ck Up delivers some tough love on how to master adulting, no matter what stage of adulthood you’re in. If you’re looking to achieve personal growth in the new year, this book has all the tools you need to level up your life skills. Learning how to grow up isn’t always fun, but Knight certainly makes the process enjoyable with her uncensored advice and personal anecdotes. You don’t want to miss out on this hilarious how-to guide to life!


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