If you haven’t heard of Rachel Hollis, her bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face will be your gateway drug. Her writing is funny, honest, and so very accurate to what women feel and experience.
I believe most women struggle with the same head trash. We don’t feel like we’re enough – enough of a mom, a wife, a boss, a sister, a friend, a neighbor. We constantly compare ourselves – to the women at the coffee shop, to our best friend, to our older (or younger) sister, to some actress on tv. We compile all these fragments of people we do know, or are connected to on social media, and turn them into one incredibly perfect woman. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t actually exist. We ignore this part, and then move on with beating ourselves up for what we don’t do every day. It’s no way to live, ladies.
Rachel Hollis knows all of this and it’s in her book. There are 20 “lies,” as she names them, all dealing with the things we tell ourselves to keep us from living the best life possible. I’ve read a lot of self-help/goal setting books over the past few years and this one is by far the most fun, honest, and applicable. One of the more humorous lies is #13, I’m going to marry Matt Damon. You have to read the book to see why it’s titled that way, but I promise that you’ll laugh out loud so hard, you’ll cry.
My favorite part of this book is Rachel’s honesty about what she has dealt with in her own life. We tend to look at successful people and assume that their road has been easy. Rachel’s has been very challenging, filled with plenty of bumps along the way. She is transparent with those struggles and through her honesty, I believe you’ll find some suggestions on how to live your best life!
I hope you get it today and enjoy reading it as much as I did.