New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year and there is so much we want to accomplish in 2015. We picked a few New Year’s resolutions and compiled a list of books to help you complete your goals.

Get Organized

Clutter rehab : 101 tips and tricks to become an organization junkie and love it!  By Laura Wittmann This book gives quick and easy tips for decluttering and reorganizing your bathroom, closet, kitchen, and more. The chapters are short and the ideas are easy to implement. After reading this book, you might actually enjoy organizing.

A mom’s guide to home organization: simple solutions to control clutter, schedules, and stress by Debbie Lillard When you have young children, keeping your home organized isn’t easy. Lillard gives great practical advice to help any mom cut the clutter and keep their family organized.

Smart office organizing: simple strategies for bringing order to your workspace by Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims Organize your work or home office space with this handy guide. Learn how to “assess the mess” and keep your desk and drawer space under control. This book gives helpful and humorous real-life examples to set you on the right path.

Organizing from the inside out: the foolproof system for organizing your home, your office, and your life by Julie Morgenstern  Morgenstern understands that real organization happens from the inside out. You must be mentally prepared before you can dive in to any organization project. Not all organization methods are the same; and, this book helps you find an organizational method that works for you.

Healthy Living

*Note: Be sure to consult a doctor to find a diet and exercise plan that is right for you!

The everything DASH diet cookbook: lower your blood pressure and lose weight–with 300 quick and easy recipes! by Christy Ellingsworth and Murdoc Khaleghi This popular diet is great for decreasing hypertension. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. This book contains 300 recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.

The healing power of exercise: your guide to preventing and treating diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and more by Linn Goldberg and Diane L. Elliot This book has exercises to help improve and prevent symptoms from ten common health problems. Photos and helpful descriptions are given for each exercise.

Making the cut : the 30-day diet and fitness plan for the strongest, sexiest you by Jillian Michaels Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels provides a 30 day program to identify your metabolic make-up so you can find a diet and exercise plan that works for you. This book gives tips to increase your strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence.

Feed your family right: how to make smart food and fitness choices for a healthy lifestyle by Elisa Zied Make healthy living a family affair with this healthy lifestyles guide. This book gives great tips for healthy eating whether it is at home or on the go. A nutritional plan can be developed for each family member based on age and metabolism. Set and achieve fitness goals as a family.


Find a Better Job

The job search solution: the ultimate system for finding a great job now! by Tony Beshara This book discusses the most common problems that job-seekers face today and how to navigate those pitfalls to find a job that’s right for them. This book features real-life examples, interactive exercises and practical “dos” and “don’ts” to get yourself noticed by an employer.

Knock ’em dead: the ultimate job search guide by Martin Yate This book helps readers craft their resume and build their social media branding. It is packed with advice that will help you stand out from the writing your resume to interviewing for a position. “Knock ‘em dead” is a great series to help in your job searching process.

The career coward’s guide to resumes: sensible strategies for overcoming job search fears by Katy Piotrowski Looking for a job can be intimidating. This book helps readers assess their strengths and weaknesses  so they can better promote themselves. This books motivates people to make small risks that can translate into big career changes. See the other books in the Career Coward series for additional tips for each step of the searching process.

Do what you are: discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger If you’re looking to change career paths but do not know what to do next, this book may be great for you. This book has a step-by-step guide to identifying your personality type, so you can determine what careers are the best fit for you. By knowing your strengths and weaknesses, it is easier to focus-in on the type of work that will be the most fulfilling to you.

Take a trip

Four seasons of travel: 400 of the world’s best destinations in winter, spring, summer, and fall Get the most out of your traveling experience by knowing the best time to visit a location. This book contains beautiful pictures and unique seasonal activities that take place around the world. This book is packed with great ideas on where to plan a vacation for any season.

Michigan day trips by theme by Mike Link Do you need to get out of town but you don’t have time for a vacation? Check out this book and explore somewhere new in our great state. Day trips are organized by areas of interest. String together a couple of trips to craft your own weekend getaway.

Eyewitness Travel Do know where you want to go but you don’t know what to do when you get there? Try one of our Eyewitness Travel books! They are packed with great travel tips, maps, and attractions. These guidebooks are broken down by country, major region, or major city. Also try the Fordor travel guidebooks.

The best American travel writing If financial and time constraints are preventing you from traveling, indulge in some great writing. Let one of these talented writers take you around the world and introduce you to many cultures and experiences. Other great books that mix travel with life are Eat, Pray, Love and The Geography of Bliss.

For these titles and many more, visit the third floor of the Southfield Public Library and browse our New Year’s Resolution display!


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