Girl, Wash your Face, by Rachel Hollis

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Before I get started… jump on over to your library and grab this book. Or better yet, go buy. Mark it (if you bought it), highlight it, dog-ear it, and be ready to come back to this one over and over. I bet you can guess that I loved this book. If you have’t noticed, I’m on a bit of a self-help binge right now. A book that encourages me to live a more meaningful life… I’m there! But after a couple of these you feel like you’ve read them all. BUT Rachel Hollis nailed this book. It spoke to me on such a level that I actually said aloud to my hubby that this was the book I should have written. It’s the words right out of my mouth.

Here’s the premise… stop believing the lies you tell yourself. Rachel Hollis shares with readers the 20 lies that she has told herself over her lifetime, and how she overcame this narrative that she had told herself for so long. This is where I was sold. I am constantly telling myself “lies”, and even worse… believing them. Sentences such as, you aren’t smart enough, you need to be fitter, you need to eat better, you need to try be prettier, you need to be a better person, are constantly running through my head.

You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.

I’m going to make an effort to stop watering that negativity plant. I’m going to water positivity, and allow it grow. I am also going to make an effort to surround myself with the people who energize me, and encourage me to be better. This book has shown me that the people who are positive, who wanting to better themselves, and also listen to my crazy ideas, are the ones whom I want to be surrounded by. Let’s just do away with negativity, and self-doubt altogether. It’s reminded me that I can do anything I truly WANT to do. Upon finishing this book I made a list of ridiculous goals, that are really far fetched, but things I really want to do.

Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.

My new narrative includes, you got this! You are smart, and willing to continually learn. Your body is strong, and my mind is even stronger. You can do anything, as long as you tell yourself this. Life is going to be the story that you are willing to write!

Anywho, that’s all for tonight. Happy reading, friends!

 

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