Jan 7, 2019

New Year, New You! Books to Help on Your Journey

I love books that help me learn about myself and I have been posting more about them in recent months than ever before. I am taking action in my life and I have headed back in school, I have a new job, and I am looking to just be better...

Since the New Year is here, now is a great time to start with more self-reflection and here are some books that may help along the way:

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable
Told in a series of stories as well as some great one-liners, this self-help book is about kicking you into gear while allowing you to realize how you are messing things up for your self. With a focus in positive thinking and comic-relief, this is a nice self-help read.

Jen Sincero has a new book out recently too if you have already read this one, You are a Badass Everyday

A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage

A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel

Motivational quotes, information, and overall positive thoughts help you center yourself day to day. This book is the type that you can pick up any time of the year and start reading from that day and circle back. You could also re-visit this adorable book year after year to really ingrain the the positive messages into your brain. 

Strengths Finder 2.0
Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Strengths Finder is a book that you will either love or hate, but maybe going into it with this information will help: This book is not going to teach you how to be better at things, it is about telling you which strengths you already exhibit so that you may know later how to utilize them. Finding your strengths may help you find a better role in the job you already do, or re-assess your career path.

This book tends to be pricey, but you will want to buy it new, the new issues come with a link to take a test that will sort you into your top 5 strengths, from there it is up to you to find your way. (If you are interested mine are: Learner, Achiever, Intellection, Input, and Relator)

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

This one is more for the workplace. It focuses on how to better organize as well as delegate when you can. I enjoyed this book because it really promotes list making and scheduling things, but there were a few things that I probably will never use. it is still an interesting take and if you pull anything useful out of it I think that it is worthwhile!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I started reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up a while back and didn't get a chance to finish when the library needed it back, and I was really connecting. Then, I got the Manga version and it is SO GOOD. It is a quick an easy read and covers all of Marie Kondo's basics to living better through tidying. There is also a new show about it on Netflix! The hubs and I watched the first episode and now we want to go through the whole house!

If you are looking for a fun method for decluttering and organization, this is a good one, you can pick an choose the areas that you need to address or use them all.

Do you have other suggestions for me to read? Leave them in the comments below

Happy New Year!

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