I’ve been a fan of audiobooks since I was in university. When most of my mental capacity was taken up with readings, exams and assignments, I found listening to audiobooks a great way to unwind and learn about my other interests. Nowadays, I listen to audiobooks when I’m driving, cooking and sometimes before bed. I really only listen to business, autobiographies and self-development books because I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to a fiction novel that goes for 12+ hours.
So here’s list of favourite self-love and personal growth audiobooks I listened to in 2017.
What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
I debated whether to purchase this in hard copy but when I listened to the preview, I knew that the sound of Oprah’s voice would make her message so much more profound. What I Know For Sure provides anecdotes from Oprah’s life and weaves in her wisdom and life lessons. I’ll be listening to this one over and over again.
The Universe Has Your Back – Gabriella Bernstein
Here’s another one I’ll listen to again as new paths, situations, and fears arise. For some reason, I find author and narrator, Gabriella Bernstein’s voice so soothing and it was a feel-good way to check in with myself. If you’re exploring your spirituality, this is a good one to listen to.
The Expectation Hangover – Christine Hassler
Make a mental note to listen to this the next time you’re going through a tough time. After listening to this book, I know have a lot more tolerance and patience for myself when something doesn’t quite go the way I had hoped or expected. It’s a nice collection of actionable tools, stories, and nuggets of wisdom to help you move through the ‘expectation hangover’ onto a new journey.
The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
Ever feel like there’s just not enough time in the day for the things you love? Perhaps you want to spend more time working towards all of your goals (career, financial, romance, family and so on). Maybe you feel like you’re not on the path towards your ideal life? Well, author of The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod has a method that might work really well for you!
The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown
I discovered The Power of Vulnerability and author, Brene Brown through her TEDTalk (see below). Coming from an academic background her approach to vulnerability, disconnect and shame is well researched and wonderfully explained. Ever feel like you’re ‘not good enough’? Definitely, listen to Brene Brown.
we can’t practice compassion towards other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.
What are you currently reading? Share in the comments below, I love a good audiobook!