FAVOURITE THINGS: Stop being a doormat

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FAVOURITE THINGS: Stop being a doormat



If you vowed that 2016 was the year you take back your life, the year you stop saying "Yes" to others people's demands or just generally stop worrying about other issues that are sucking up most of your day...HELP IS HERE!

Ok so I'm not going to be your therapist but I have weeded through the latest crop of self-help books. Here are some of my picks:

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My personal fav "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*CK" - How to stop spending time you don't have with people you don't like doing things you don't want to do by Sarah Knight.

Just the title makes you want to read it.

It is tongue and cheek (and language is a little "salty") but if you laugh while you read it that’s always a good sign for me. You may see there is some good advice that your Mom and best friends have been trying for years to tell you.

There is a two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering and getting you to stop caring about family drama, co-workers opinion and more.

I love the section on when honesty is NOT the best policy (it includes someone else's cooking, dealing with a pregnant woman or your mother in law)

I could relate the Holy Bleeping Trinity: Time, Energy and Money. You can gain these things by ceasing to give a ...well you get the idea.

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Joyce Meyer is author of "100 Ways To Simplify Your Life".

Easy to pick up and put down, it features 100 ways to get the simple life you say you want.

Lesson 10 "Refuse to start what you cannot finish"

Lesson 29 "Think before you speak" and

Lesson 51 is "Don't be Complicated." HMMM I thought everyone else was the problem. Wait you mean I could be doing this to myself.

It's like the "Chicken Soup" book for uncomplicating your life.

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"Presence" by Amy Cuddy. Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges.

A little heavier than the last two books but if your problems seem big then this is the book for you.

It starts with explaining what is "presence" and goes on to chapter two of believing and owning your story, then stop preaching, start listening and how tiny tweaks lead to big changes.

 

And remember New Year’s resolutions are only a chance to make changes. If we fail, we can always start again the next day.

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