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Advice Books Worth Reading This Fall

Mikayla Borchert

Benovate Blogger

5 Self-Improvement Books to Motivate & Inspire You

Fall is the coziest time of year. Knitted sweaters and warm drinks make the chilly weather something to look forward to. However, the chilly weather can sometimes make it difficult to focus on personal growth. That’s why Benovate is here to keep you motivated throughout the changing seasons. Grab a sweater, some apple cider, and get cozy with these five books for self-improvement.



Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes that Stick by Jeremy Dean

We typically talk about breaking habits, but have you ever tried to make one? Changing your lifestyle for the better is all about creating new habits. Psychologist Jeremy Dean explains the science behind habits and the benefits they can provide, from exercising more to creative problem solving. If you have a habit you want to break, need to make, or you’re just feeling like a little change, this is the book for you.



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

Happiness comes from within. Leadership expert Stephen Covey shares seven tips for taking charge of your life and living as your best self. Millions of people from across the world have used his advice to better themselves. Beginning with improving yourself and continuing with how you relate to others, The 7 Habits is a broad lesson in success. Read this book to learn how to supercharge your life with happiness and effective personal growth.

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You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life by Jason Vitug

Money can’t buy happiness, but can it make you unhappy? Jason Vitug explains how to redefine the way you see money for the better. With discussions on budget, saving, spending, and retirement, You Only Live Once helps you attain a healthier and happier lifestyle. Each section shows you how to personalize the process according to your goals. If you’re interested in revitalizing your relationship with money and purpose, give this book a chance.



Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The first step to changing your mind is understanding it. Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman studies the thinking behind decision making, and here he explains how his findings can help you live a happier life. By using simplified examples for mechanisms in the brain, he makes the science of thought easy to understand for all of us non-scientists. Read this book for a personable account of the way your brain works and how you can adjust your thinking.



Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth about Sugar by Dr Robert Lustig

A common misconception about sugar is that it’s always sweet. The truth is, cutting candy out of your diet is only part of the job. From dextrose to fructose, sugar sneaks into many of the foods we eat every day. Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig skillfully intertwines the science and politics of sugar with advice for self-help. This book is perfect for those who want to learn why sugar is so hard to quit and how to make it easier.

Take Charge of Your Life!

There are always ways to get motivated and keep learning, even with the falling temperatures. Start with one of these books this month, and set some goals for self-improvement as we head into winter. When you read something inspiring on a regular basis, you’ll be more motivated to make better choices or take more positive actions to better your life.

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