Hello, everyone! I hope the new year is being kind to you all so far! If it is, then yeay! But if it isn't, then I think I have something that will lift your spirits just a little bit more. :)
For this past Christmas, my mom actually gave me a ton of books, ranging from fiction to tutorial. It was all about books for Christmas 2016, which I'm honestly not mad about! One of the books I have found to be one of the most interesting and is quickly becoming one of my favorite books is Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel. It isn't technically a "new" book, considering it came out in 2014, but it's new to me and hopefully to you as well!
Now, I am already a sucker for books like these anyways! It's one all about looking deeper within yourself and almost writing in a journal in a way. But this one has really got to me! As you flip through it, you will notice various quotes drawn on the left pages, which - yeay, who doesn't love a good motivational quote? And on the right pages, there are - I guess call them "activities" and/or questions - for you to do that relate to the quotes. There isn't a set way you are supposed to fill in these "activities" and questions. I have just been flipping to a random page and filling it out (I also try to write the date as well to see if I progress from the time I filled it in).
Have I hooked you in yet? Well, let me share some examples of pages I really like!
This page is about moving forward and figuring out the motivation that keeps you going! The quote is I am not afraid, I was born to do this and the "activity" is What is your greatest motivation in life. Write it down, say it aloud, make it a part of each breath. It allows you to figure out what keeps you moving and motivated, then never forget it!
This page is about looking more within yourself and finding your light. The quote is The wound is the place where the light enters you and the question that goes along with it is simply What gives you light? I believe many people lose what gives them their spark and makes them light up with happiness. Writing down what you feel gives you your own light helps you to always remember it!
Another page I like is this one, asking you to step back and look at different aspects of your life. The quote is Live your life, live your life, live your life and the "activity" is to List your sources of the following: happiness, love, courage, friendship, strength, and laughter. Seeing the sources of these positive aspects of your life written out is something more people need to see. It's easy to forget the good things and having them written down can help you make sure to continue to cherish them.
Okay, now have I convinced you a little more to check out this book? I really hope so because I truly believe that having this book be a part of your every day routine will bring a positive source to your life and make the bad things not seem so important as they do most times!
Enjoy the rest of your day, and don't forget to at least check this book out! :)