I love a good reflection and reset and what a better time to do that than at the start of a new decade. I will be honest this something which I started back in December because I like the head start and there is no rule as to when you can make changes in your life. There are three books in particular which have stood me in good stead and if you’re struggling on how to bring in the new decade, they will steer you in the right direction.
Becoming by Michelle Obama.
I read this back in February as I received it as a birthday present and it remains one of my favourite reads of the year. Not only that is showed me how to handle relationships and careers. It showed me you don’t have to compromise on the life you want to live and the expectations set on you. It demonstrated to me what compromise looked like in the flesh. It was beautifully written and served as a reminder that you can beat the odds, you just need to be prepared to put the work in.
Goodbye 2019 Hello 2020 by Project Love.
I had my eye on this book last year but decided against it. I honestly thought it would be a waste of money. It turns out, it isn’t. Unlike most journals, the book makes you reflect on the year, the good, the bad the ugly and how to take those reflections into 2020 to design the life we love.
An Edited Life by Anns Gardner.
When I think of practical guides on how to get organised, I turn to Anna Gardner, AKA, The Anna Edit. The beauty of this book is that you can take the bits and pieces you need and implement them almost instantly. I loaned this book from the Library and ended up making notes before giving it back it is that useful. I particularly found the budgeting section really useful along with the diary management. She also has chapters on decluttering your wardrobe etc. The reason this is a favourite of mine is that there is no extreme. Anna doesn’t tell you to Marie Kondo your entire life and live in the most minimal way you can but rather making use of what you have and living a life that is efficient and fits into your lifestyle.
Having these three books in your arsenal will help give you perspective on what you want from the year and the practical ways in which you can achieve them.