52 Small Changes
Author: Brett Blumenthal
Pub: Amazon Encore; 2011
Genre: Non Fiction, Self Improvement, Health & Fitness
Etc: Received from publisher. Thanks!
I'm a sufferer from self-improvement, which means, if there's a magazine article I can read or a book to skim that gives me tiny tidbits of this will HELP facts, I'm sold. Seriously. I will randomly text friends with little lessons like: put lotion on your legs before you shower to secure the moisture and prevent drying. Amongst other gems, of course.
Soooo, when I was contacted to review this book I jumped up and down. Sorta. Mentally at least. What makes this book a product unlike other self-improvement books that stock the shelves at the beginning of the year? This book is all about the process.
Which I can dig. Respect the process.
Each "chapter" is a small change that you can make in your life to improve it. It's not an all-of-a-sudden-fix-it. It's sorta like, brush your teeth with your opposite hand to create new brain patterns (1), kinda book. But there's more DETAIL. Like, each "chapter" gets a couple of pages showing the how-to (if necessary) and the why.
I love that the first change for the first week was WATER. Drink up man. We forget how dehydrated we are. How many times have I felt fatigue and it immediately subsides after I have a nice cold glass of water. Sure, it's not always the cure. Nothing is. But most of the time it helps. The first week reinforced one of my new year's resolutions....to always have a water bottle with me. At. All. Times.
This week's self-improvement goal is to get your sleep. Man, I need this reminder. I've been beyond exhausted this weekend. In fact yesterday, D and I were suppose to go to see the newest Sherlock Holmes, but I ended up taking a nap. Then upon waking up from nap, I was groggy, thus went to bed a few short hours later.
Bottom line, it's the beginning of the year and we can all include some small (reasonable) changes. A book of change indeed.