What comes to mind when a new year starts? New Year’s resolutions, of course! We’re starting the year off with a pop, bang, and kaboom with several spanking new books for 2020. Whether it’s cleaning up a busy schedule, learning to let go of the things holding you back, or giving yourself just a wee bit more self-care time, there is a book for you.
Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)
By Eve Rodsky
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $26.00, 352 pages
Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play is a fantastically designed handbook meant to help you and the people in your life share tasks a little more evenly. Complete with fun ways to get everyone to pitch in and learn to communicate, this book is on Actor Reese Witherspoon’s list of must-have books. This book sounds like it can not only clear up free time in your life, but improve your relationships too. Now who wouldn’t want that? Rodsky’s playful four-rule system, one hundred household tasks, and a virtual card game help to make household tasks a bit more fun for everyone while relieving stress and anxiety in the one person who usually does those tasks. You!
Joy Seeker: Let Go of What’s Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Were Made For
By Shannon Kaiser
Citadel, $17.00, 352 pages
From international speaker and empowerment author, Shannon Kaiser, comes to us a book on how to get unstuck, find your inner most special self, and have the courage to take that leap of faith to become the person you’ve always wanted to. This book contains exercises for you to implement the methods Shannon recommends to get you out of that dreaded cycle you may be stuck in. Working towards creating more joy in your life and finding out what it really is that you want out of life is the goal of this book. So grab a highlighter, because this is one book you will keep coming back to.
The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less
By Tonya Dalton
Thomas Nelson, $24.99, 240 pages
Productivity. Productivity. Productivity. Now that’s a word that we hear so often and are so compelled to strive for each and every day, isn’t it? In The Joy of Missing Out, Tonya Dalton offers a different perspective on how we do things and why we’re just so overwhelmed and obsessed with productivity. An expert on the subject, Dalton helps readers by teaching us to focus on the most important things and create our own operating systems that are exclusive to our lives as individuals. By doing this, we can simplify and make life even better. Get ready to be creative by discovering your own productivity roadmap!
2020 My Shining Year Life Goals Workbook
By Leonie Dawson
BenBella Books, $24.95, 190 pages
Well what do we have here? A fun and interactive workbook. Yes, please! The cover says it all. You are a shining star who deserves a shining year and a shining life! Get ready to make this year incredible. This book will inspire you and help you with all aspects of your life including health, finances, relationships, creativity, and more! Writing things down is a fantastic way to get the brain juices flowing and with this workbook, you’ll do just that. Grab your own copy and a writing instrument of your choice and get ready to have your most fabulous year yet.
The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
By Anna Borges
The Experiment, $16.95, 256 pages
There are many methods of self-care and if you can’t think of one at the moment, never fear. Anna Borges has over two-hundred ways that you can take better care of the most important person in your life. You! This book is a must-have and I recommend pairing in with the above workbook to get more ideas on how you are going to create the best you this year. Some of the tips are simple, such as how to get rid of negative thoughts or just to get a few more zzz’s at night. You never know which tips will become a daily part of your life. This book is another highlighter-worthy book to have around.