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Self-love and self-care are two things I’m super passionate about – and even more passionate about showing others how to do it. It’s an ongoing learning process – getting to know yourself and your needs, and learning how to meet them. A couple of months ago I picked up Radical Self Love by Gala Darling – though it took me a little while to get around to reading it. It’s a book I’ve read cover to cover multiple times now, and it’s covered in highlights and scribbles – those are my favourite kinds of book.
The gist: Gala Darling teaches you how to fall in love with yourself and others by sharing tools, tips and advice on how to inject a little more Radical Self Love into your life. The book is packed with tips to help you love yourself, manifest your dreams, express yourself, love others and social graces for modern girls to help you cope with others. Surprisingly, she also includes practical style advice, social tips, relationship advice and some real straight talking about how to achieve what you really want.
Why I loved it: Radical Self Love really mixes it up with conventional self-care tips and more out there chats about manifestation, but really keeps her advice practical and actionable. There’s homework for each section that’s easy but effective, and I love how she covers all bases. Rather than just saying you should play nice with others, she really teaches you some practical social tips to help you feel more self-confident, more charismatic, and more you at the same time.
Radical Self Love really does cover all bases of loving yourself with practical tips that don’t leave you feeling overloaded with information – in fact by the end you’ll be chomping at the bit to get started. If you’ve ever worried about how to make friends as an adult, network your way to your dream job or meet your dream partner, Gala has all of the modern day manifesting tips and shows you how to really do the work in simple, actionable steps.
As far as self-development books go, Radical Self Love is a firm favourite of mine as it mixes all the fun “out there” stuff I like with real-life modern examples and steps to take – you don’t have to quit your job and move to a commune, and Gala freely encourages you to express yourself with style, makeup as well as how to meet people online, find your tribe and socialise like a pro without feeling the overwhelm of maintaining all of your friendships.
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, quick and easy guide that you can follow and implement, this is the book for you.
Have you read Radical Self Love? What did you think?