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Book Review: The High 5 Habits by Mel Robbins

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Book Overview:

Mel Robbins writes an excellent self-help book that shares the power of high-fiving yourself each morning. But don't worry, this isn't about high-fiving everyone, just yourself. Mel shares the science behind celebrating yourself through a high five each morning will retrain your brain to take control of your life.

Why I Picked this Book to Read...

After taking time off to care for my son, I struggled with low self-esteem. My negative talk was getting worse over the winter. I picked up this book because I like Mel Robbins, and her messages resonate well. The title doesn’t do it justice because it is much more than just high-fiving yourself every morning. 

What I Learned: My Three Take Aways

  1. Mel talks about how we torture ourselves through self-talk, which I definitely do. She shares tactics to stop the self-hate talk and celebrate your value. Mel teaches you how to love yourself. 
  2. The book gives the science behind our brains and how to flip a limiting belief into a growth mindset belief—rather than dwelling on limiting beliefs, immediately switching them to a positive one. 
  3. “You must take risks and believe in yourself.” We all struggle with limiting ourselves, but this sentence resonated with me. I need to take the risk of putting myself out there to succeed. 

Who Should Read this Book…

Anyone struggling with self-doubt, negative talk, or limiting beliefs. 

Where to Buy…

My Amazon Link

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