Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year, New You: Self Help

Self-help books. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Dec 2015.
What would you like to change in your life? The new year is traditionally the time to stop, take inventory and set positive goals for life change. And you don't have to focus only on diets or exercise. Improving the quality of your life is broader and more comprehensive and ultimately more important than your waistline. Remember: today is the start of the rest of your life. There's no good reason to dwell on the problems of the past unless you want to make yourself feel bad! You can only change the present and then the future. It's never too late.
~Betty W. Phillips, Ph.D.
Happy New Year! We can still say that four days later, right? Do you have any New Year's resolutions? According to some sources, the top resolutions include: spend more time with family and friends; get fit; lose weight; quit smoking; enjoy life more; quit drinking; get out of debt; learn something new; and help others. Today we'd like to recommend some books that might help you enjoy life more. The advice varies - from staying curious, to ending procrastination, to embracing the power of vulnerability - and so does the approach - from "a spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book" to a "personal story [interwoven] with groundbreaking research in the neurosciences" to one "packed with stimulating questions to uncover what’s true for you, [and] powerful techniques to change old habits that sabotage your dreams", we hope you'll find something to kick-start the change you'd like to see in your life.

Is there a self-help book you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comments! If you have any resolutions you'd like to share, feel free to add those to the comments too.

Willpower:The Rediscovery of Humans' Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len [eAudiobook]


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