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Books to Help You Start Your Year Off Right

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Welcome to 2019! This month, Trailside45 Apartments Blog is bringing you another post that is perfectly appropriate for the month of January! A new year often brings a desire for fresh growth, change, and new perspectives; what better way to get these than from an uplifting book? Whether you’d like something motivational for your morning commute or you want something encouraging to help you wind down at the end of the day, make sure to check out these titles!

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

In Rising Strong, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Brené Brown give us new tools that will help us rise back up after something in life knocks us down — failure, disappointment, heartbreak, you name it — and she shows us how to create a new ending. After starting a national conversation about shame, courage, vulnerability, and worthiness, Brown is now here to teach us something about walking into our painful stories, getting curious about what we find there, and revolutionizing how we choose to let it strengthen us.

Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi

This book may sound like a “get rich quick” scheme based on the title, but Millionaire Success Habits is so much more than that. Rather than implying that it takes spending way more time than you have to “make it”, Graziosi has compiled useful strategies and habits that will help you live a more successful life with tips for ridding yourself of unproductive routines. Take one step further toward the version of yourself you envision becoming by reading this book and implementing a new success habit this year!

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication by Oren Jay Sofer

Amazon’s description of Say What You Mean is perfect:

“We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating.”

Are there any other books you plan to read to kickstart your 2019 year? Let our Traverse City, MI apartment community know in the comments below!