New Year: New Goals
Goodbye 2017! It’s been quite a year! As the end of the year approaches, it’s inevitable that we reflect on the year gone by and begin to anticipate the upcoming new year. Making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals are a great way to get the most out of the next year! Are you ready for 2018?
Personally, I always try to set goals that push me to try new things. Last year, I set a goal of wanting to run my first 5k and trained for the majority of the year. I ran it in September and it was a blast! I’m so happy I pushed myself to try something new! Maybe you want to get more organized in the New year. Maybe you need to work on learning a new skill. Maybe you want to figure out how to declutter your life…or maybe just start with your room. Here are a few books to help you prep for 2018!
Dot Journaling -A Practical Guide : How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller: I am a list maker. Always have been, always will be. Why not jazz up all of those lists a little bit. While I’m at it why not add in some additional information like tracking my spending or time spent reading. Insights into how I manage my time can help give me an idea as to where to more effectively plan my days, weeks, or even months. This guide will help you focus on what’s most important to you. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like. You can chose what to track and how. The idea is that you are planning efficiently and effectively and being mindful of how time is spent. I love being aware of how I spend my time, especially when I feel overwhelmed. Sign me up!
The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kando: Say what you will about this book, but it’s popular for a reason. It has helped many people de-clutter their homes, work spaces, and lives. Looking to reduce the quantity of your material possessions? This book will help you do that. By examining each item we own closely, understanding if it brings you joy (or not) will help you determine whether it should continue to be a part of your life. Not only does this book promise to help you untangle your home organization, it promises that once accomplished, you will never have to do it again.
How to Write Good by Ryan Higa: Ryan Higa, YouTube sensation and internet darling has written a book. A book on how to write. Now if you love Ryan, (or if you aren’t even remotely familiar with him), you should still pick up this book. Ryan tells his story but also teaches students how to excel at writing. A wonderful New Year’s resolution would be to up those English grades and who better to learn from that this charismatic young man. He mixes his own experiences with life lessons and lessons in writing well. Sounds like a winner!