Are you thinking about New Year’s Resolutions this week? Would a book help you get off to a good start on them in 2015? Join the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge! There are more details at the sign-up post. Or, you can just jump right in here. The link-up below is for progress reports, book reviews, and your best suggestions of books that support common New Year’s Resolutions. Or, you can play along in the comments.
We’re doing a read along of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield — details in the New Year’s Day announcement. It’s a great book for tackling any creative project — and, really, is there any project that doesn’t involve some manner of creativity?
I started my re-read of The War of Art on New Year’s Day and it’s already made me more aware of my resistance to doing the things I want to do. Now, I just need to figure out what to do about it!
Besides The War of Art, I chose 3 other books for my New Year’s Resolution reading challenge. I’ve yet to start A Short Guide to A Long Life by David B. Agus. I’ll try to at least open that up today. I started Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t seem quite right for the holidays. Time to pick it up again.
The book that did seem right for the holidays was A Blueprint for Your Castle in the Clouds by Barbara Sophia Tammes. This was the book that I chose for my resolution Improve my Mood and, I’m pleased to report, it’s working! So far, the most effective room in my castle is the Head Office where I can put any situation in files labeled with feelings to help me figure out what I’m feeling. I’ve always been more comfortable with thoughts than feelings. The file metaphor has helped me understand and label my feelings. I’m discovering new things every day!
What have you read this week that supports your 2015 projects, resolutions, or goals?