I happened to mention on my blog at the start of the year that I wasn't making any resolutions, I don't deem them necessary, I'll make changes if and when I want to. Then I was recently selected by Mumsnet to review The Book of You and it occured to me that this is what this book is all about, small steps leading to bigger changes but done on your terms.
Get ready to start living a better life, for you.
Your life is the sum of the small actions you do every day and every choice you make is significant.
This book will empower you to make change happen - one micro action at a time. Because the small things really matter.
Now I've never been one to endulge in self help books, I didn't even buy parenting books when I first became pregnant. I have always been a rather independent person and believe in making my own mistakes and learning from them. However The Book Of You stood out to me purely from the blurb because it actually made sense, our own actions result in changes happening regardless of how tiny that action may be to you or others.
This book talks about making change happen with the use of micro actions. This is just a small something you might do in a day like simply taking the stairs instead of using the lift, we're not about to start running marathons straight away! The micro actions in this book are broken down into four categories : food, mind, move and love and altogether there are 365 actions in the book which you can make use of.
What stands out about this book is that it isn't forcing information down your throat and it isn't telling you how you should live your life, you are basically left to make it your own. If you don't fancy doing one of the micro actions you are free to skip it and move on to one more to your liking. It is a book you can delve in and out of but for a book so small it really does get you thinking about your own actions in daily life.
One of the actions calls for you to not do something. This might sound strange but for example imagine stepping away from social media for a day, how would you feel? It may give you a different perspective on how you use it, how often you use it etc.
The Book Of You is positive and thought provoking, it is simple yet it inspires. I've left it sitting by my coffee table so I can pick it up when the moment takes me but also so others can have a little read of it too but the size of it allows you to perhaps pop it in your handbag and take it with you wherever you may go.
The saying goes that good things come in small packages (like myself lol) and it really applies here, a small book filled with micro actions ready to show you that the small things really do matter.