Monday, January 21, 2013

A New year - A New me

I am so excited about this New Year.   Every year I set out and make my New Year Resolutions only to have them fizzle out before January ends.   This year I feel it's going to be different.  I am looking at this in a whole different light and approaching it differently this year.   I have so many plans for myself, my family, my house and my blog this year.   I am inviting you to come on my journey of change with me.

So there is no time like the present Right?  So let's get started.

Some of you might remember a post I did last year on the Happiness Project (click on the link for my post).   That book was so great and I highly recommend you read it if you haven't already done so. It is definitely worth the time and effort.
I found it here
 Well because I had such a great time with that book I was on a hunt this year to find a similar book.   One that will help me with one of my New Year Resolution (being more present in my life), well I am happy to say I found one and I want to share it with all of you

You can find this book here

I am having such a great time reading this book by Sarah Ban Breanatch.   The author of this book believes in six principles which are


The book has 366 short essays which help you guide you on a journey to find your authentic self.  I have been reading this book since January 1st and I can honestly say that each day I can't wait to crave out five or ten minutes to read this book.  Each day you read an essay and it helps you get your day started  and makes you focus on what message Sarah is trying to convey on that given day.  I like reading this book in the morning.  I always get up before anyone in my house so I can have some ME time.   I usually grab a cup of coffee and this book and find a nice cozy place to enjoy both.

The author also has another book that I'm enjoying at the same time and it is called, The  Simple Abundance a Journal of Gratitude.  

I love the concept of this book.  It is a book that is simple set up on a daily basis and it gives you several blank lines where you are to put at least five things that you are grateful for in any given day.  I noticed that by focusing on things that I am thankful for in my life it keeps me focus and present in my life.  I take this book to bed with me and the last thing I do before falling a sleep is write down my five things that I am thankful for that day.   How great is that!  Ending your day in such a positive way I can't begin to tell you how this has started to change my outlook on my life.

So if one of your New Resolutions was to be more present in your life, making your life more simple or concentrating on the good in your life these books will definitely help you with that goal.