Hi. I’m Daniela, and I am a self-help audiobook addict. I’ve always loved listening to a great audiobook while I get stuff done around the house, and now this has been my saving grace to get anything done during quarantine. I find that it not only makes any task bearable, but you also come out encouraged and having learned a thing or two. It was very difficult to pare this list down to a manageable size, but here are my top 8 favorite audiobooks from my Audible collection. If you don’t already have an Audible subscription, I’ve got you covered! Click here for a FREE 30-day Audible trial!
1. Do it scared by Ruth Soukup
Girlboss Ruth Soukup encouraged me so much with her inspirational tough love in this audiobook. She walks you through the 7 archetypes of fear (aka a personality test for your fears) and how to overcome them. I found them fascinating and invasive… she read my mail! Then Ruth outlines the principles of courage and helps you come up with an action plan to get you moving forward. You’ll feel so energized to start your next project, even if it’s that pile of laundry from before quarantine started.
2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
This is one of Brené’s first books, and it remains my favorite. As a recovering perfectionist, I try to read this once a year – minimum. There’s a reason Forbes named it one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life”. This book will have you loving even the parts of yourself that make you want to hide. Don’t believe me? Listen to it. Prove me wrong.
3. The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
I would like to nominate this book for the Forbes list I mentioned. Lysa somehow makes you feel like she’s your best friend that gives the best advice! In this book she teaches you how to make truly wise decisions of any size. If you’re like me and you second guess yourself constantly or often wish you had made a different decision – this is the audiobook for you! Lysa provides simple templates that can help you decide what your best yes is.
4. How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price
Now more than ever we need to be mindful of whether the time we are spending on our phones is in our best interest. It’s hard enough as it is not checking our phones every two minutes, but now the massive influx of information about the pandemic is overwhelming to even the most tolerant. This book helped me set some much needed boundaries on my phone use. Yep, I’m one of those people that had to put parental controls on my apps to break my bad habits. You too? This audiobook really helps.
5. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Charles does an incredible job breaking down the scientific “why’s” of our habitual behavior and how it can be changed. With fascinating real life examples of animals, people, and businesses’ habits, you won’t feel so alone in the struggle to break that habit you’ve been meaning to break. I have a (long) list of habits I’m trying to change and establish. Hopefully this is a little bit of good that can come out of this quarantine…
6. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, this book could be as life-changing for you as it was for me when I read it a few years ago. It explains why it can be so difficult to overcome our own internal resistance towards acting on our dreams and projects. “The War of Art” identifies the enemy that each one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
7. Boundaries by Henry Cloud
Listener, beware, this book is equal parts scary and empowering. You will have a different outlook on healthy (and unhealthy) relational habits after listening, and you’ll wish you and everyone around you also got this book in school.
8. Manage Your Day To Day by 99U
If you’re having a hard time buckling down and getting anything done right now, this is THE perfect audiobook to start with. With interviews from professionals from all over the world, you’ll get a variety of tried and true tips and hacks to maximize your productivity potential.
If you want more book recommendations, check out my all time favorite book list.
For much needed quarantine comfort, see my top 7 feel-good book recommendations.
What are your favorite audiobooks? Comment below!
I’m ALWAYS looking for recommendations.