It’s the time of year where we all vow to make big changes in our life.  Here are four books that may help the resolutions stick….

 

 

 

  1. I will declutter my house

 

The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quirky book, by Japanese woman Marie Kondo, has lots of practical ideas for decluttering your home and transforming it into an organised oasis.  Ask yourself do your possessions bring you joy, and if not move them on.  Great sections on sorting through your clothes, memorabilia and those college notes that have been gathering dust under the bed since you got your first job.  Eccentric but effective.

 

 

  1. I will stop yelling at my children

 

  How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by A. Faber & E. Mazlish

 

 

 

 

A no-nonsense guide to parenting that has won awards for its practical and straightforward advice.  Easy to read, with exercises to get you thinking about how you react in different situations.

 

  1. I will change my bad habits

 

       Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

 

 

 

 

From the best-selling author of The Happiness Project, this book will help you understand why habits are so hard to break and make.  Find out whether you are an abstainer or a moderator and armed with these insights make changes to help your resolutions stick this time!

 

  1. I will be a success

 

 Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

 

 

 

 

A terrific book that teaching how failure is the key to success.  With case studies from the world of aviation and medicine, we discover that learning from failure is the best way to succeed.  In fact, all those years when the New Year’s resolutions were forgotten by mid-January have actually been contributing to your future success!

 

 

 

 

Happy reading and Happy New Year!