We’ve all heard the phrase ‘treat yourself’, which we usually use when indulging in a decadent dish or purchasing a special item after eying it for a few weeks. However, it also applies to self-love and finding the confidence to follow your dreams. It’s time to appreciate what was given to you for free – those special qualities that set you apart from everyone else. In today’s world we’re not often taught how to appreciate ourselves or given the chance to follow our wild and crazy dreams, so we need a little help getting there. The first step is as easy as picking up a book.

Here are our top four picks to guide you on the journey to doing what makes you happy.

1. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Do you feel like you’re destine for greatness, but are too afraid to get there? Best selling author Jen Sincero gives step-by-step exercises that are ensured to bringing you closer to reaching your goals. The book is complete with advice that is sure to get you through the highs and lows of delving into your creative process.

2. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

Everyone was obsessed with her book Wild, and now we can’t stop reading this new pocket sized publication. Much like her previous works, Strayed compiles personal advice from her life into relatable and encouraging passages and quotes. It’s the perfect guide to finding the humor in all of life’s sticky situations.

3. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

We can’t get enough of this book! It recounts NastyGal CEO Sophia’s journey from ne’er-do-well to epic #GirlBoss. Every single page is as motivating as the last and instantly propels you to take life by the horns. It shows you that no matter your background, you can create something incredible just by being your awesome #GirlBoss self.

4. Radical Self Love by Gala Darling

This book recognizes that the journey of loving yourself can be a long and trying process, but it’s always worth it in the end. Darling stresses the importance of treating yourself with the respect you deserve and how loving yourself is the key to happiness.

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