Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Have you broken some of them already? I already have, but it is NOT too late to make a fresh start. We all know that these resolutions often result in little to no long-term results. But we also know that the New Year is a great time to commit to making new changes and improving yourself.
Don’t lose momentum on your resolutions. With the books below, learn how to make lasting changes that will improve your life for years to come!
Goals, Habits, and Empowerment
Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals by Deb Eckerling
Accomplish your goals―without the stress. Goals can be intimidating because of the pressure we often put on ourselves to succeed. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Deb Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success without giving up your health. Eckerling believes that setting goals should be easy―we just need the right tools to tackle them. Through a combination of writing exercises and systems, Eckerling provides readers with a process for making and setting goals that is stress-free and easy-to-manage. Your Goal Guide is a roadmap for goal setting that helps professionals lay down a plan and accomplish their mission. View this book on Amazon!
Wishwork: Make a Wish, Do the Work, and Watch it Come True: A 21 Day Journey by Alexa Fischer
What is your greatest wish? Do you want a new job? Zero credit card debt? A strong, healthy body? More free-time to relax in your backyard with a glass of Rosé? You don’t need a miracle to make your wish a reality. With Wishwork, you will visualize your #1 wish, write it down, focus on it, and take action for 21 days in a row to make your wish come true. In this book, author Alexa Fischer gently reminds readers that wishes don’t just magically come true without any effort whatsoever—you’ve got to put in some work! Wishwork will motivate you to get off the couch, cultivate a positive mindset, and make your #1 wish come true, all while keeping the process fun and uplifting. Life’s too short to wait on the universe to grant your wishes. Alexa will walk you through three simple but life changing steps to grant them yourself: Make a wish. Do the work. Watch it come true. View this book on Amazon!
66 Day Journal: A Guided Journal for Creating New Habits by Matthew Mockridge
Routines can be hard to establish. Often, our goals require us to make difficult changes in our daily lives. This daily journal by cutting-edge speaker and bestselling author Matthew Mockridge serves as a training partner to help us create and firmly integrate healthy routines into everyday life. As readers of the 66 Day Journal will learn, when we work hard to become good at something, such as healthy eating, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, or exercising regularly, we’ll find that our passion for the topic grows. This guided journal also walks us through the difficult questions we should be asking ourselves every day. The carefully constructed questions combine mindfulness, positive psychology, and proven strategies for increased productivity to help you stay on track. Dive into Matthew Mockridge’s 66 Day Journal and learn how to break down overwhelming “marathon” goals into 66 achievable mini goals, set a goal using the SMART theory, and visualize where you want to be and work to get there. View this book on Amazon!
Time Management Ninja: 21 Tips for More Time and Less Stress In Your Life by Craig Jarrow
You want more time in your life. Time to spend with family, to achieve big goals, and to simply enjoy life. Yet the world we live in is busier and changing faster than ever before. There are more things competing for your time and more distractions interrupting your day. Maybe you’ve tried to manage your time better but have found that most time management systems and tools are too complex. Craig Jarrow has been there, too. But after spending many years testing time management tactics, tools, and systems and writing hundreds of articles on productivity, goals, and organization, Jarrow discovered a simple truth. Time management should be easy. It is only when you simplify your approach that you can rise above the busyness and chaos of our fast-paced society. Time Management Ninja offers 21 Rules that will show you an easier and more effective way to take control of your time and manage your busy life. If you follow these simple principles, you will get more done with less effort. You will have less stress and more time to do the things you want to do. You will become a Time Management Ninja. View this book on Amazon!
The High Achiever’s Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment by Maki Moussavi
Are you trapped in a gilded cage of your own making? Conventionally successful, but not necessarily fulfilled? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Maki Moussavi knows firsthand how it feels to be stuck in the rut of conventional success. A former corporate career professional, Moussavi’s early life was filled with messages of working hard, chasing the dream, getting degrees, and making money. After creating the “success” that she’d been taught to value, she found herself questioning how the hell she ended up feeling stuck, restless and unfulfilled. But through a journey of self-examination, she learned how to raise the bar of self-expectation and thrive. And now, The High Achiever’s Guide shares her best tools and processes to determine what fulfillment means to you, so you can thrive with empowered confidence.View this book on Amazon!
Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America by Karen Arrington
If you’re feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. It’s time to get that upgrade. Karen Arrington―founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting your next level life. With the seven simple rules, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve. Your Next Level Life is a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women. View this book on Amazon!
Checklists for Success
Listify: List and Journal Your Way to Balance, Self-Discovery, and Self-Care by Marina Greenway
Lists help us to remember our tasks, round up the cool movies and books we’ve been wanting to check out, plan our self-care routines, and more―freeing up our brain space by allowing us to chronicle our unique lives on paper. List-writing activities calm us, let us explore our memories, and get all of those things-to-remember on paper. With dozens of lists, journal prompts, and quotes to keep you inspired, Listify invites you to flex this superpower and takes you on a journey of self-exploration. No more overwhelm in your mind! Both a keepsake and a tool, this book will allow you to capture all the beautiful aspects of your life―past, present, and future. Put pen to paper and list and journal to a deeper connection with the most important person in your life: you. View this book on Amazon!
The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen
Too much to do, too little time? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Go back to the basics by writing out a simple checklist. It will change your life. The checklist is one of the world’s oldest―and most effective―productivity systems. Writing out a simple checklist allows us to tangibly plan our day and set in stone what we want to accomplish. Learn how to choose your highest priorities, set realistic goals, celebrate tiny wins, and feel calmer every day with the magic of checklists. By physically writing down our tasks on a single piece of paper, we force ourselves to limit how much we can do in a day. Too often, we cram our day with tasks and chores and leave almost no space for self-care or time with loved ones. We end up disappointed in our inability to complete our never-ending to-do list. Checklists help you plan your day in a gentler, more realistic way. You accomplish what needs to be done―and enjoy things you want to be doing, too. View this book on Amazon!
Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You by Paula Rizzo
1,440 minutes. That’s how many minutes there are in a day. How are you spending those precious minutes? Do you feel drained at the end of the day or look back and can’t figure out where the time went? The solution is so simple, many of us overlook it. Lists. But not just any lists. After all, it’s also easy to become overwhelmed by to-do’s, bucket lists and goals. The secret to success is not just about what you put on your list but what you intentionally leave off. Less is more.
If you’re not feeling fired up and fueled by your lists, Paula Rizzo, best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer, delivers the solution in Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. This is the journal you need to get your life in order once and for all. View this book on Amazon!
Health and Wellness
Build Muscle. Stay Lean. Get Stronger. A Daily Food and Exercise Journal to Track your Fitness Goals
Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New Me, Build Muscle. Stay Lean. Get Stronger. is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal―and this one can easily fit in your gym bag. This book is the only tracker fully dedicated to gaining healthy muscle weight while managing your macros and exercise routine. Keep up with what you’ve eaten, when you ate it, and how it improved your body. Once you get started, you’ll be able to master macros; record your meals, water intake, and snacks; progress your overall health; and track your muscle growth. Simple, informative, clear, and easy to use, this all-in-one journal will help get you started on your new life. View this book on Amazon!
Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good by Bobby Parrish
Bobby and Dessi Parrish know good food. With over 1,000,000 fans, FlavCity is known as the go-to spot for healthy meal prep and keto recipes to help you lose weight. On their hit YouTube channel, they’ve shown that you can lose weight on the keto diet without sacrificing the joy of delicious food. In Keto Meal Prep, the Parrish duo shows you how to maximize your time and prepare seven days of healthy meals in one evening―and maintain your ketogenic diet. You’ll spend less time cooking and more time enjoying. Tired of eating bland, boring, healthy food? Keto Meal Prep includes more than 125 low carb recipes full of flavor. You’ll meet your weight loss goals with dishes perfectly calibrated to the ketogenic diet. Each easy-to-follow recipe can be prepped in advance, so when you’re tired and hungry, a healthy meal is just minutes away. Mix and match the base recipes and your meal combinations are endless. View this book on Amazon!
Depression Hates a Moving Target: Running to Improve Your Mental Health by Nita Sweeney
Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink. Like Nita, you may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there’s no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet. View this book on Amazon!
Gratitude with Attitude: A Journal by Ronnie Walter
Whether it comes at the start of our day or the end, making time to think about what we’re grateful for is beneficial in many ways. Practicing an attitude of gratitude strengthens our spirit and quiets our mind, even if just for a moment. It provides the peace and Zen we long for and need in the midst of busy days and packed schedules. Find inspiration through writing prompts and quotes in this gratitude journal by bestselling author Ronnie Walter. The creator of The Coloring Café®, a coloring series dedicated to stress relief and fun, Ronnie brings over twenty years of successful illustrating and writing to this daily journal dedicated to personal growth and happiness. By using this 5-minute journal to record things we’re grateful for, spot meaningful intentions, and celebrate tiny victories, we create a space to grow in gratitude for what we have and see better who we want to be. View this book on Amazon!
It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful: A Self-Acceptance Prompt Journal by Kate Allan
Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan (known through her remarkably popular Tumblr blog as “The Latest Kate”) urges us to be mindful of our mentality. Allan, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In this book, she provides the personal kind of encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts, can help readers sort through and express their feelings. Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are―in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Young and old, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. View this book on Amazon!
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