9 Books To Read If You're Making A Big Change — Or Want To
Big changes often come with big anxieties about the future. Whether you’re moving to a new city, switching careers, or deciding to expand your family, these major life choices always come with a certain amount of trepidation. Thankfully, there are many great books to help with life changes that can help you tackle these major life changes and face them head-on with the right mindset.
You can find solace in books whether you’re into self-help, fictional reads, or inspiring memoirs. The writers share their wisdom on facing change with confidence and aplomb, and you can learn from their experiences. Even if your circumstances seem very different, sometimes just getting into the right headspace can help you prepare for big life changes.
So if it feels like your entire world is about to undergo a major change, take shelter in one of these books for a few hours to help get your bearings straight. Even just reading about someone else’s experiences with major change may help you feel less alone in your own circumstances, and hopefully impart some insight that you can apply to your own changes. To help see you through the next big chapter of your own life, here are books that address major shifts and how to cope with them.
1. 'Daring Greatly'
Switch by Chip Heath is all about making successful adjustments that better your life. It explains how to work with your brain's systems to make the most of these changes, and provides profiles of people who have used the techniques to successfully lose weight, enforce new management techniques, or even address major societal problems.
3. 'Don't Give Up, Don't Give In'
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin chronicles Zamperini's life as a U.S. Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier. Zamperini faced major change with the right attitude, later founding a camp for deserving youth and working as an inspirational speaker.