A Short List for Those Who Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
January 03, 2013
Today I am writing to those who don’t make resolutions. Or, those who say they don’t, but hold onto one or two good ideas, quietly, on the side. They don’t like the pressure of a formal resolution. They like to keep their options open. And tend to avoid commitment. And high profiles. And long to-do lists.
So, here’s the list. It is short.
3.) The French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano. For overachievers, Guiliano has also written The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook. (Yes, there are overachievers in this group. They are informal in their goal setting and quiet. And quite possibly, they will become thinner.)
2.) A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter. Enough said.
1.) The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential – In Business and in Life by Leo Babauta. This little gem – and it is small – could be all a non-resolver needs.
And now - a bonus - for with wide open options, few commitments, and short lists, there will be plenty of time for the essential.
Bonus: www.goodreads.com - "A place for finding your next favorite book"
And it is a place for lists; meaningful, customizable, wholly desirable lists.