Organize Online with the Pros! A ‘new you’ for a new year: Books to help you start the year off fresh

By Karen Goorhouse

Here is a selection of books that can help you get a fresh start in 2011.

“”This Year I Will … : How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True””

By M.J. Ryan

A new year often brings new resolve. M.J. Ryan offers a menu of ideas, much like a ‘choose your own adventure’ story, to help in creating your own unique formula for planning, implementing and sticking with your ‘new you’ resolutions. He includes strategies, inspiring stories, and lots of encouragement!

“”Have a New You by Friday: How to Accept Yourself, Boost Your Confidence & Change Your Life in 5 Days””

By Dr. Kevin Leman

Self-improvement works best when we understand what we do and why we do it. From our dog-breed temperament, through birth order, to lies we tell ourselves, Dr. Kevin Leman uses his wit and commonsense psychology to walk readers through a five-day action plan, a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, to help us help ourselves.

“”Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You””

By Jack Canfield

Not only do these personal accounts of dieting and fitness provide hope, inspiration and encouragement, they also provide practical tips for success. You’re sure to find some new and familiar ideas that can work for you as you embark on a healthier lifestyle.

“”Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, Storing, Decluttering, Streamlining, Organizing, and More””

By Jeff Davidson

This book offers more than 1,500 ways to simplify life so you have more time for the things you enjoy. Davidson’s practical and proven advice includes ideas covering topics like efficient cleaning, simplifying daily routines, reducing stress, personal relationships, nutrition and exercise. It’s loaded with color photos, to boot.

“”The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Organizing Your Life””

By Georgene Lockwood

Organization is a powerful tool for getting your life together and staying sane and productive. This guide covers every aspect of life and provides lots of tips, including organization systems, a room-by-room overhaul, schedules, relationships, green organizing and much more. There’s something for everyone in this book.

“”Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You””

By Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims

Time management is not just for the office. Anyone who wants to get more out of their days will find a variety of easy-to-implement, effective ideas to assist them in goal setting, managing projects and to-do lists and daily scheduling. Organizing your day can help you accomplish more in less time, giving you more time to enjoy life.

“”The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life””

By Lorie Marrero

Knowing and doing are two separate things. Where to start and how to tackle projects, what kind of clutter to avoid, how to add new habits successfully and a cure for procrastination are just some of the valuable topics covered in this book.

Karen Goorhouse works in the reference department at the Herrick District Library.

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