New Year, New You: 4 Self Improvement Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolution

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What do you think of self-help or self-improvement books? I used to think they were balderdash, but I’ve read a few good self-improvement / behavioral psychology books in the past few years. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the better ones, especially as the new year approaches with the inevitable new year’s resolutions.

These books have helped me understand and know myself better, and they offer practical advice for making a change. I believe that once we know ourselves better, we are able to identify areas that we are ready to improve and then make the appropriate steps to take action and implement the changes.

Take a look, and see if there’s a book or two you’d like to try.

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9 Great Audiobooks / 02

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Chris and I drove to Tucson over the Thanksgiving holiday, and the fifteen-hour drive became significantly more enjoyable with the audiobook The Disaster Artist. We couldn’t stop listening!

I thought it was time for the second installment of 9 Great Audiobooks, and this one has a little twist: Road Trips! So here are nine more great audiobooks for your next road trip. I’ve split them into three categories: non-fiction, fiction, and stories that kids from one to ninety-two will love.

And here’s the first installment if you want nine more great suggestions.

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9 Great Audiobooks

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For me, summer is book reading season. I’ve always loved to read, and loading up on books for my summer reading list is a habit I’ve never been able to quit.

Sometimes, though, to sit and read seems impossible. I find this to be true especially during the school year. It’s like my brain is full and reading one. more. word. will do me in. I started an Audible subscription almost two years ago on the recommendation of my Department Chair, and I have enjoyed the experience immensely. It’s been fun to experience books I love in a new way, and it makes my daily commute pretty darn enjoyable. My mom (who has twice the commute time I have) shares my Audible account and has joined in on the fun. She says audiobooks have changed her life!

Audiobooks have certainly changed my reading habits for the better. And, happily, the research supports that listening to audiobooks can be just as effective as reading.

I’ve put together a list of my favorite audiobooks I’ve listened to as an audio-bibliophile. If you’re even remotely interested in the audiobook experience, consider dipping your proverbial toe in the water with one of these gems.

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