When I made my Barnes & Noble order back in June I stumbled across this newer release that looked perfect for what I have been in to reading currently and with a title like Girl, Wash Your Face, how could I not be drawn in!
Even in reading the Introduction for the book I was hook! Rachel Hollis is witty, funny and REAL! Reading just the short introduction made me feel like I was talking to a friend and getting the full honest thoughts from her. I was sold and included this in my order.
If you haven’t heard of this awesome book then here is your first introduction!
This is me telling you to go out and get this book whether you read it in book form, on your electronic device or listen to it as an audio book, this is something great for all women to read!
I love how raw and real Rachel is throughout the entire book and each chapter is all about lies we tell ourselves and how this is so detrimental to each of our journeys to happiness.
One of the biggest chapters that resonated with me was in the very beginning of the book highlighting the lie: ” I’ll Start Tomorrow”. The moment I read this I couldn’t help but think of how true this is for me and how I say this all the time to myself! I always set my self start dates and when it doesn’t work out or when I get to that point and I don’t want to any more I extend it out and so the “I’ll Start Tomorrow” lie becomes an ever revolving cycle! In the chapter Rachel really lays it out bluntly and honestly- if we can break our promises with ourselves so easily then how can we keep promises to other-our friends, our family members, our kids.
Let that sink in for a minute.
If we can break our promises with ourselves so easily then how can we keep promises to other-our friends, our family members, our kids.
That is a profound idea that really stuck out to me and struck a cord with me! Because it was so true! And then I thought about all of the times that I have ditched on plans and made up excuses not to go see friends or help with different events or anything of that sort because I just didn’t want to. That was because I had created a habit of breaking promises with myself and now it was trickling over because that was the learn standard I was setting for myself! After reading that I sat for a long time just considering how incredible this idea is and how I needed to make some changes in my life and you better bet I started with me first and I am happy to report that I have been to the gym every day this week and I am head to an event this weekend where I don’t know a lot of people because I told my friend I would go-so damn it I’m going!
This book as even more to offer and I highly, highly, highly recommend this to any young lady struggling with the lies that we all tell ourselves!
Remember you can create your own happiness and you have control of your life!
Have you read this great read from Rachel Hollis? What did you think? What was your favorite part? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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