The end of the year is fast approaching and now is the time that we all start thinking about what commitments we are going to make for our New Years Resolutions. If you are anything like me and the other 92% of people who fail to achieve their resolutions by the end of the following year (Statistic Brain), we may need to invest in some help to assist us in achieving our goals for the year 2017.
There are a range of different types of New Years Resolutions made every year. There is no set guidelines for creating or achieving one, and there is no limit to what goals you can set yourself. But the most common goals set at the end of every year are:
- Lose weight
- Quit Smoking
- Spend more time with the people that matter the most
- Earn money doing what you love
- Get fit
- Get out of debt
- Learn something new
- Be happy with yourself and your life
- Quit drinking
- Save money
So here is a list of 10 books that could help you to achieve your New Years Resolutions for 2017:
1. WILLPOWER: How to Achieve your Goals by Making a Plan and Sticking to it with Self-Control, Discipline, and Ease by K. B. Bryson
Willpower is an excellent book to read throughout your journey. By reading this book, you will learn about the psychological aspects of willpower, how to develop your own, stick to your plans, resist temptation, and reward yourself along the way of achieving your goals.
2. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals by Heidi Grant Halvorson
This is another great book that will help you along your journey to success in the new year. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals will guide you in setting goals, show you how to pursue them under great challenges, and help you avoid the kinds of thoughts that lead to failure.
3. Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently by Dr. David Ludwig
If you are trying to conquer your weight for this year’s resolution, try out Always Hungry? This books puts a new perspective on dieting with a three-phase program that ignores the conventional calorie counting method that many of us are familiar with. It allows for a diet that also allows enjoyment of luscious high fat foods and natural carbohydrates so that you don’t ever feel like you are missing out.
4. 21 Days to a Happier Family by Justin Coulson
In the modern world, families are constantly dealing with the stresses of society, finances, parents having to work a lot to provide food for the table, and other social pressures. This book includes cutting edge psychological insights and research to help parents identify and develop habits that will be sure to strengthen your family and help you start enjoying each other’s company again.
5. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Many people will tell you that you cannot choose a life where you can do what you love and earn money at the same time, that you have to choose one or the other. Well I’m here to tell you that you can have both by becoming your own boss and being an entrepreneur. The $100 Startup is a great book that shows you how you can invest a small amount of money into a life that is guaranteed to return you with happiness as well as profit by drawing on Guillebeau’s own experiences.
6. The Fit Bottomed Girl’s Anti-Diet by Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead
If you are hoping to get fit and healthy for your New Years Resolution, try out The Fit Bottomed Girl’s Anti-Diet that explains how you can follow your true hunger cues, create your own workout schedule, and develop inner confidence and self-love that will make being fit, and staying healthy, a problem of the past.
7. Escape From Debt : Make a Plan, Take Action, Get Happy & Love Your Life! by Tim Williamson
A short, easy to read, and illustrated book that will show you how to become very aware of where your money is going and therefore cure yourself from the debt affliction, and remain free from its cold dead hands.
8. The Survival Handbook by DK
If you plan on trying to learn a new skill in the New Year, why not try to learn one that may one day save your life? The Survival Handbook teaches you skills such as how to properly read a map, start a fire, build a raft, and many other life-saving skills that anyone could benefit from knowing.
9. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck
If you are trying to forget about making your life better and instead feel happy with the life you already have, this is the book for you. By reading The Road Less Traveled, you will get the help you need to learn how to distinguish dependency from love, become a more sensitive and empathetic parent, as well as learn to love yourself fully, flaws and all.
10. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides
Spending money on our groceries is where we all seem to spend the most next to rent and bills. With this book, you will learn tips and strategies for spending less on your shopping, getting more out of each dollar you spend, learn ways to eat out without spending big, and turning your freezer into a money-making machine.
What’s one of your New Years Resolutions for 2017?
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