I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here! Which also means the year will be coming to a close. I hope you all have time to rest, recharge & reflect on 2017, but also take some time to set your intentions for 2018. (the new moon is tonight so a good time to sit down & plan, you can read about it here).
If you could choose 3 things to improve, change or achieve in 2018 what would they be? What would that look like? What would it feel like? What emotions would that trigger? And how would that impact you?
Write down your 3 intentions, stick it on the bathroom mirror, fridge, steering wheel or wherever you will see it all the time, then spend some time visualising it actually happening…this will help you take steps to bring it to life & see opportunities that can help you move forward.
Another thing to think about is what new healthy habits would you like to make part of your life in 2018?
I’m looking forward to lots of family time, catching some more sleep, cooking & running. I’m also hoping to catch up on some reading…my pile seems to be growing or rather I have about 10 books on the go & it’d be great to finish two..setting that as my goal!
Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my best books & some of my current reading with you all.
1. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
– I listened to this book on audio then read the paperback on holiday. I really love Jen’s style, she’s really funny, she has some great stories to share which really illustrate how sometimes you just need to take a risks & a leap of faith. It’s a great mindset book to learn the fundamentals of how we create our own outcomes, highly recommend it.
2. The Emotion Code by Dr Bradley Nelson
– this book was recommended by the fabulous Kate Gerry, in fact Kate shared the work in this book at my most recent Champneys retreat. It’s a fascinating read about how emotions can become trapped in your body & can impact your health, love & happiness. What’s brilliant is that it has a practical exercise to help you release trapped emotions in the body, I’ve tried this on a few people & it’s incredibly powerful, well worth reading or feel free to get in touch if you want me to check if you have a blockage…
3. Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley
– reading this at the moment, really enjoying it & has some smart advice for business owners. Unsurprisingly, its all about how you to create a business that’s oversubscribed, creating more demand so you have clients queuing up for your services. Some great strategies for business owners.
4. You can heal your life by Louise Hay
– Probably one of my favourite & most used book on my bookshelf. Even though I read this book a long time ago I wanted to include on my list for 2 reasons: it’s a book I constantly read & refer to, & secondly Louise Hay passed away this year so wanted to celebrate what an amazing contribution she has made in emotional wellbeing. For me, this book is like my bible. As the title says, the book is all about how you can heal yourself, it includes an index of all the ailments you could have & what that means from an emotional perspective, plus affirmations to help heal that disfunction.
5. Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel
– another book I have on the go at the moment. I recommend this for all the Mums (& Dads) who have children over 12. The book is all about the teenage brain, & the key changes the brain goes through between the ages of 12 & 24. I’ve only read a a small section so far but it has some great insights to help you understand (& empathise) what is going in your children’s brain developments.
6. You are a badass at making money by Jen Sincero
– One of my favourite books from the year, helping you understand your money beliefs & blocks. Lots of practical sections to get you thinking about your own patterns of behaviour plus ways to recondition. If you think you may have issues around money then go & grab a copy! Written brilliantly by Jen & will make you laugh too.
7. The 12 week year by Brian P Moran & Micheal Lennington
– a guide to planning your goals by 12 week period & why that can really help you move forward. Setting annual goals can often feel so far away, whereas 3 months is easy to break down into actionable daily steps. I like this strategy & I’m using for myself but also to help my clients plan too.
8. The 5 love languages by Gary Chapman
– a great relationship book. A brilliant discovery book to understand what is your partner’s love language….we all have unique preferences for what we find satisfying & motivating when it comes to love
. Your love
language is the way that you most feel loved
& cared for. The problem is most people love
how they want to be loved
, but how about loving how your partner would like to be loved? Great book to help boost the love in your relationship, I found it fun finding out too. There is also a children’s version too 😉
I’m going to leave the list there for now, lots more to share but that’s some of my faves from this
Let me know if you read any & what you think.
Finally thank you for your continued support in 2017, I’m grateful to everyone who has worked with me in 2017 & every single one of you who has read my blog. Wishing you a super special christmas & a new year filled with abundance & peace.