Friday, January 2, 2009

Review: The Change Your Life Challenge

Author: Brook Noel

Rating: 4/5

Looking for a book to help you achieve those unattainable New Year's resolutions. Brooke Noel's book The Change Your Life Challenge is a great book to help you do this. Brook had used every self-help book out there, and still could not seem to get her life in order. So she decided to look at where the programs and systems she had tried for so many years had failed, and came up with a system of her own.

The book has three parts: the before 'snapshot' which helps you to identify the priorities in your life, and the areas that need the most help, and to help you create an action plan to fit your needs; then there are fifteen simple steps to help you change every area of your life; and last, a series of mini-makeovers with five steps in areas such as health, family, friends, and housework.

The book has some great ideas for implementing solutions to problems women face. Such as what to do with all of the paper that comes into our lives; how meeting three most important goals of the day can keep overload at bay; and how and why to say no to commitments, and when to say yes.

Once you go through the book you should understand the vocabulary that is used, but that was the one thing I found a bit distracting, having a journey number, and life number, and what these were supposed to mean. But after having done the chart, it became clear. I guess what I am trying to say is that this is a book to use and do, not just to sit down and read and try to be motivated by.

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Liz January 2, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

This book sounds very interesting! It's the time of year, of course, to try to make our lives, our minds, our bodies and our souls better. So many things keep us back from that, as this book seems to make clear.

I love looking at self-help books, and check online for lots of possible titles. I stumbled across this great book, Truth Heals by Deborah King, which looks at the relationship between suppressed emotions and physical conditions. Talk about changing your life! This book helps you find out what's wrong with you and then how to fix it -- it's a how-to book, more than a self-help book.

cindysloveofbooks January 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

Great Review. This is next on my list to read. Its that time of the year and perhaps reading this will put things in perspective.

BookChook January 2, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

Not sure I am up for the change my life challenge, but I've just signed up for the change my blog challenge at Sophisticated Dorkiness. Figure I can only handle one change at a time!

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