I finished this book at the end September and it took me a while to finish- mostly because I was travelling a lot and didn’t have to much time to read. Also, because I didn’t want to finish it. I don’t know where to start of, there is no way to describe this book and do it justice. One of the most amazing books I have read, it holds a special place in my heart and I know that in the future I will pick it up again and re-read it. But this is not a normal book- quite different from majority of book styles.
Today’s post is about a book that I have read recently and greatly enjoyed. The timing of me reading this book was well placed as I was in a state of self reflection. This books falls under the category of ‘inspiration’ and ‘self-help’ and its a simple but deep book about letting go of the perfectionist ideology we hold onto our selves.
“The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown was a quick read but a very deep and insightful one. What I loved about this book was that it helped me realize that I have been too hard on myself and have created a unrealistic and harmful standard which I have to always maintain. While reading, I began to de-construct all the walls and limitations I had established mentally and emotionally and helped me realize to appreciate myself and my life (the good and bad times).
Self-appreciation is important and I think it is a process that everyone deals with as we are not always aware of our merits nor do we appreciate our selves enough- always putting ourselves in the category of ‘not enough- need improvement’. This book changed that, though self-appreciation is a life time journey and changes depending on life events, its never to early to start the journey.
So for any book lover, I highly recommend this!