5 Books to Improve Your Life

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I’m a person who is likes knowledge and learning ways to improve areas of my life. Most of this learning comes in the form of books. I feel like ever since I got my Kindle Paperwhite a couple of year ago for my birthday, I read a ton more. It makes reading in bed a lot more easier as I can do it one-handed and don’t need a light on to read.

Which has upped my reading of self-help books. I figured I would share some of the ones I have enjoyed in the last year or so and some that I have on my to-read list. Because, I’m sure if you’re a reader of my blog, you enjoy learning ways to improve your life as well.

 

Books I’ve enjoyed

 

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

This book is one that I really want to re-read again and takes more notes on. I really enjoyed it the first read through, but feel I didn’t dedicate enough time to take it all in. It is great for those of us who doubt ourselves A LOT (me!!) and need some things to work though to help us achieve the things we really want and deserve.

The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World by Emma Mildon

I will say that this book is a little more woo-woo than most may be comfortable with. But, I love the woo-woo. 😉 I’m a crystal wearing, essential oil using, law of attraction believing soul. This book though applies it to the modern world and breaks it down into the why and the how. I really learned a ton from this book to apply to my daily life.

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Admit it, you spend entirely too much time on your phone. We all do it to pass the time or to put off a task that we are really needing to accomplish. This book really gives you some great strategies on how to decrease not only the time spent on your phone, but also tips on saying “no” to the things that really don’t add value to your life and can take you away from your family.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

I read this book ages ago and have only very recently started to apply some of the ideas to my life. I think now that I’m a mom, I need some of these tools to help me get more accomplished in a day. Hal suggests that you wake up before the house every morning and complete 6 steps to have a great day. Like I said, I haven’t applied all of them to my life, but I have picked the ones that work best for me. They really do set me up for a great day.

You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life by Rebekah Borucki

This book is fresh on the market and is so good if you are new to meditation. I’ve dabbled in meditation off and on, but have never really stuck to a dedicated practice. As part of my miracle morning steps, I have been incorporating more meditation and have found it super beneficial. This book explains all aspects of meditation, gives you insight into Rebekah’s story, and simple 4 minute meditations you can do depending on what is going on in your life.

 

To Read

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

 

What self-help books have you enjoyed? 

Are you a self-help book junkie?

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March Goal Digging

My friend, Dacia posted in a Facebook group that we have about setting up some March goals using my Goal Digger sheet. It has been awhile since I used it, so I of course decided to join in.

Here is what I’m working on this month:

Daily

  • Meditate
  • Hit step goal
  • Wake up before 6:00am
  • Knit for 20 minutes (guilt free!)

Weekly

  • Attend a yoga class
  • Try a new recipe
  • Phone free for 1 day a week
  • Purge a room

Monthly

  • Read 2 books
  • Sew something

My reward: A pedicure!

What are you working on this month?

 

Quick Update

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Hey all!

Wow, I cannot believe that I haven’t blogged since November last year! Life got pretty busy with the holidays and then Baby B was sick the beginning of 2017, so I just now feel like I’m starting to get things together.

Whatever that means. Ha!

I’m back on track with Weight Watchers and lost 6 pounds in the month of January to bring me to a total of over 20 pounds! I’m pretty happy with that and feeling great getting back into the groove of tracking what I’m eating.

I also started a new Jillian Michaels DVD challenge. I got Bodyshred for Christmas and just started week 2! In my first week I lost over 4 inches. (!!) The workouts are anything but easy for me right now, but I’m modifying when needed. Again, it feels great to be moving more.

Baby B is doing awesome as well! She’s now 7 months old and never sits still. She’s rolling all over and is trying to figure out the whole crawling thing. It is so neat to watch her learn new things, like fake coughing. Lol.

We’ve also started her on solids, which has been such a fun experience. We decided to do Baby Led Weaning with her (I plan on writing an entire post about this) as opposed to purees. Our girl loves her some hummus, pickles, avocado toast, and an assortment of other things. Here’s to hoping she continues to love whatever we put in front of her!

Mr. B is doing well too. He just returned from a trip out to Colorado for his 30th birthday. He also got a new job within the last 6 months, which has been great! We have benefits again and it is much closer to home. Yay!

All in all, things are wonderful over here in Not On a Diet land. I’m working on figuring out where I want this blog to go and bringing you all worthwhile content. I miss chatting with you all on the regular.

So, 2017 is the year I get back to blogging!

How are you all doing?
What are you hoping to get back to in 2017?

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