In need of some inspiration and motivation? Beauty and Tips has got you covered with a list of 10 life changing motivational books that all women should read this winter.

They say there is nothing like getting cosy in front of the fire with a good book during the winter. The wind is howling outdoors, it’s just started to snow and you’re snug as a bug in a rug. Snacks are sorted, you’re primed to do some serious reading in the warmth – but where’s your book? The hardest part about being a reader is picking a book to read in the first place. If you’re on the lookout for life-changing, motivational books it gets even harder to make a choice. There are so many out there, and while there are some amazing ones, there are also some duds. If co ming year is going to be a big year for you, it’s important that you absorb wisdom from people who have enjoyed success and written down what’s worked for them. What better way to learn and improve than to bask in the experiences of those we look up to? Let’s take a look at our curated list of 10 life changing inspirational books for women to read this winter.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Unless you’ve been living in a cave all your life or none of your friends and family read, you will have heard of The Alchemist. This is one of the most popular inspirational books for women and men. We all have someone who’s recommended this book to us, whether it’s a date, our best friend, or that one friend who’s never read anything in their life but read this once and officially became a reader. The Alchemist is a book about pursuing your dreams and how to do it. It’s told using metaphors and lays out all the obstacles that dreamers are confronted with, and what they must do to overcome them. It teaches a valuable life lesson: We can all achieve our dreams, but we must have courage, determination, boldness and a vision. We must also know what matters to us most, and what our values are.

The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

In The Road Less Travelled, the author has put together one of incredible inspirational books about confronting difficulties and conflict in life the right way. Rather than shy away from them or ignore them (which can add to our problems), we should find a path that works for us so that we live a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Life coach, public speaker, finance expert and motivational speaker Tony Robbin is seen as a bit of a legend by his fans (who include tennis great Andre Agassi). In his book Awaken The Giant Whithin, Robbins distills years of psychology into a series of actionable chapters that teach you how to unleash the potential that’s within you. According to Robbins, we are all capable of great things. The reason most of us don’t achieve greatness is either because we aren’t aware of our potential, don’t know how to harness it – or simply don’t take action. From this premise, Robbins demonstrates how to use your untapped potential. He teaches you how to adjust your mindset, change your vocabulary, identify your values, and how to put yourself into an empowering state that allows you to accomplish your goals. It’s the ideal book for kick-starting a new year.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Another good read in our list of inspirational books for women is The Power of Now. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t religious or spiritual, this book teaches you how to achieve happiness and peace by living in the present moment. This book is truly life changing for many people.

Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economics, and in his book here he uncovers the enigmatic world of the conscious and unconscious, demonstrating how we make decisions and react to events.

The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

This book also deserves its place in our list of inspirational books for women to read this winter. We all want to be happier, but did you know that there is an art to happiness? In this book by the Dalai Lama, you will learn how to self-reflect the right way. The book will teach you that, the more you reflect on life and the decisions you have made so far, the more you’ll be able to learn more about yourself. And when you learn more about yourself, you’ll also discover what will make you happy. It’s a beautiful book.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Before he died, the late great Richard Carlson wrote a powerful book that makes perfect reading at the start of the year. If you let yourself get disempowered by small, niggling stuff that doesn’t really matter, this book is for you. It will teach you how to brush off trivialities, move on and focus on the bigger picture. It teaches you how to change your relationship with your problems, showing you how there is a lesson to be learned every day.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This is another one of fabulous inspirational books for women to read during these cold months. Don Miguel has four codes for life that he calls the four agreements. These will improve the way you deal with relationships, the way you behave, as well as how you communicate with yourself and others.

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

The idea is that if you think small, your life will be average. If, on the other hand, you think big, your life will be as big as you want it. In other words, your dreams can come true. This is the magic of thinking big, and in his book David J. Schwartz teaches you how to alter your attitude, thinking and perceptions for the better, so that you start to move mountains.

Flourish by Martin E.P. Seligman

Martin E.P. Seligman has made a lot of contributions to positive psychology over the years, and in this book he outlines what is needed if we’re to live a life of well being. These include engagement with what we are doing, positive emotions and good relationships. All together, these can help you flourish.

Do you have other ideas of inspirational books for women to read this winter?

Stay happy!

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