“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
I am a self-proclaimed book nerd. Seriously, I was the kid who preferred to sit on the playground reading a Babysitters Club book than actually playing. Although I still love reading to this day, lately I’ve realized it has become a form of self care for myself. Trying to process the countless deaths of black men and women by law enforcement, a global pandemic, virtual learning, and a new baby has been extremely taxing. Thankfully, my books give me the break from reality I sometimes need and help maintain some sense of normalcy in my daily life.
Today I want to share my personal self care book collection. I’ve read each book at least 3 times, but what I love most about them is that they are written in such a way that you don’t have to read them in a linear or specific way. These books are designed for you to consume what you want, when you need it and there is no obligation to read them as you would a novel or a normal self-help book. Take Words of a Wanderer by Alex Elle for example; this book helped kick off my self care journey in 2013. I have several pages marked as go to pages when I need uplifting or a daily affirmation.
Now more than ever taking time out for yourself is needed. I hope you find a little inspiration from my reading collection.