Our brains are a powerful place and learning how to rewrite those thoughts that happen inside the brain is a vital skill. Our thoughts lead to feelings which lead to actions which then create our reality. Rewiring our brains can change our entire reality. If you want to learn more on how to do this – check out the books below!
Atomic Habits – This is my favorite book on habits of all time because it’s so practical. A few favorite pieces from the book include James Clear’s tips on habit stacking, and his quote that “we don’t rise to the level of our goals but fall to the level of our systems”.
Limitless Mind – This is a slept on book about change in my opinion. I wrote my initial thought about it in 2020. What’s stuck with me most is Jo Boaler’s stories about children learning math and about taxi cabs in London. Both of these helped me more deeply understand the brain science behind certain behaviors and beliefs.
Mindset – In this book, Carol Dweck shares the differences between a growth and fixed mindset and how adopting a growth mindset can greatly impact our futures for the better.
How to Change – Another slept on book. I listened to this one on Audible on a trip. Katy Milkman navigates the in between of Atomic Habits, Mindset, and Limitless Mind and ties them all together through her own research. If you’re looking for one book to combine the first 3 I shared, this is a great option.
High Performance Habits – Another great book on habits from Brendon Burchard but within a different lens than James Clear. Brendon studies high performers, so he’s building on habits that already exist, and then sharing how what habits high performers have in place. He explores the high performance habits of clarity, momentum, necessity, productivity, influence, and courage.
Soundtracks – I shared recently about soundtracks from Jon Acuff and how they can help you overcome your overthinking. First, you must identify the negative soundtracks, then replace them with positive ones, and put them on repeat. This has been the most impactful book I’ve read on moving past limiting beliefs.
Winning the War In Your Mind – Craig Groeschel explores our mindsets and limited thinking through this verse from 2 Corinthians 10:5 – “And we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Craig shares how we can take our thoughts captive, adjust them, and live in this new truth.