Reading: A new year’s resolution for young people this 2023

By Zaninka Umutesi
On 31 December 2022 at 09:37

One of the finest and most necessary objectives to set for this year is to learn to make reading a habit while you’re still in your 20s, especially books on business and economics, health, and careers.

Reading enables you to pick up new skills, broaden your horizons, and deepen your comprehension of the world.

You may form your ideas and opinions on diverse subjects through reading.

Reading books in your twenties will give you an advantage over your friends and pave the way for your future success.

The knowledge you get from them will save you a seat at any table of your choosing, regardless of the age or social status of others seated.

To make this a habit, you will need to set aside an hour each day or each week, create a reading list, and make sure you stick to it.

It may be hard to make time for reading at first, but eventually, you will get used to it and find yourself fitting books more into your daily schedule.

Additionally, download books on your e-reader or audio versions so that you can enjoy books even when you are on the go.

So why not start reading as a young person? The sooner you start, the more knowledgeable and well-rounded you will become. Below are a few great books to read in your 20s.

Recommended Financial and Economic Books

1. Retire before Mom and Dad

In this book, Retire Before Mom and Dad, the author, Rob Berger, details ways to achieve financial freedom while enjoying your hobbies with almost any income.

For anyone scrapping by with a small salary. This book provides a step-by-step guide.

2. How I Invest My Money

This book is a collection of portfolios of 25 financial professionals as managers, financial advisers, venture capitalists, and other specialists who explain the "how" and the "why" of their investments in this open account of how they invest, save, spend, donate, and borrow.

They talk openly about their varied upbringings, families, difficulties they’ve faced, and aspirations they have.

You will learn from people who deal with money regularly. Their thinking and behavior around one another while also recognizing that your upbringing is a past you can alter.

3. A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money: The Broke Millennial Takes on Investing by Erin Lowry

If you are on the edge of your 20s, this second volume of the Broke Millennial series will give you a comprehensive rundown of all the fundamentals of investing. This practical book will assist any investor just starting in the market to become a self-assured trader on their road to accumulating money. It covers common vocabulary, managing anxiety, retirement savings, and even how to purchase and sell a stock.

Recommended Health and Wellness Books

There is a quote that says, ’physical fitness is not the only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It’s the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’

Striving to be in good health this year is a noble goal because with health you have all that you need, even if it is all that you want. Here are some books that are sure to help you in your journey.

1. Eat to Love: A mindful guide to transforming your relationship with food, body, and life.

A book by nutritionist Jenna Hollenstein would hint that this is a dietician’s guide to losing weight, but rather this is a compass to having a better relationship with food and your body.

Many of us will benefit from this book, as it discusses the fear, frustration, and shame we feel as we approach that dining table at parties, weddings, and sometimes even in our homes.

As more people advertise ridiculous diets and exercises to lose weight and encourage us to do the same, taking pride in how you look and knowing that food is fuel for your body will help you plan better for your body.

2. Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health

This book was a real help to my sister and me when we felt we needed professional help.

Initially, we had no idea if we needed to find a therapist or which one was best for us, but when we found this book online, it helped clarify many things for us.

It helps contrast mental health with mental illness and provides several questions that help you understand if you need professional help.

When you discover that you need help, it provides you a guide on how to approach a therapist, shows you how to make the first appointment, what therapist is a good fit for you, and ways you can discuss mental health with friends and family.

Mental health is important because how we think determines how we feel and act.

Instead of getting your mental diagnosis off reels on social media, movies, and songs, try this book.

Recommended Career-Focused Books

1. Whatever it takes

Leading by example Brandon Bornancin, the author of this book, managed to turn his life around and started closing deals for over 100$ million before he even turned 30.

In this book, he teaches how you can overcome and create the business of your dreams.

You will learn to break bad habits while forming empowering ones, grasping the upside of constructive paranoia, and leveraging the power of the one percent rule.

2. You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career by Katherine Brooks

This book is about helping people figure out what they want to do with their lives, based on their interests and experiences. It will teach you how to map out your life, figure out your strengths and passions, and create goals that will help you reach your goals.

Journaling: An important aspect that will help you make a change.

Not only will journaling help you to enjoy your reading more, but it can also be a great way to relax, stretch your creative muscles, and allow yourself to think more deeply about what you’re learning.

Noting down the keywords, quotes, or steps that helped with a certain book, allows you to ravage through the whole book looking for that particular quote.

This feature allows readers to write down what they feel and any ideas that might come to them while reading a book, whether it’s a self-help book or not. This way, readers can reflect on their lives and the changes they need to make, based on what they read.

The book is a valuable reference tool because you can use it to gain more knowledge about the subject.