You know those calendars that make you rip off one sheet per day for inspiration? That’s kind of what Your Year For Change is like – but instead of one sheet per day, it is one chapter per week, and instead of a small little inspirational story, it is a story that is about 4 pages long…at least in my Kobo.
About The Author
Bronnie Ware lives in Australia, and she is a speaker, songwriter, and author.
In the beginning of the book she talks about another book she wrote – The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying. That books sounds amazing, and I cried just reading some of the things she was mentioning that she learned from people she spent time with while they were dying. I think that it hit home with me because I worked at a senior’s home and I know that they have a lot to say about life and how they lived it. I definitely want to read that one.
I looked up her name on Twitter, and I found a lot of people were just quoting things she has said. When someone is being quoted, you know that they have impacted some hearts and souls.
Choose wisely the environments in which to spend your time. As best as possible, choose… Bronnie Ware pic.twitter.com/W43YQnAtsK
— LadyC (@Caroline6975) January 21, 2015
Bronnie has a website, and she says that some of the chapters in Your Year For Change are taken directly from the blog – or adapted from the blog. You can’t comment on the blog, which is kind of a bummer, but it is still a nice place to go and read. But, if you want all of Bronnie’s insights, then get the book.
How To Read Your Year For Change
It is 52 different chapters that each address a different topic, such as worry, respect, honesty, faith, and even fences. In each chapter/lesson she tells a story, sends a message, and gives you something to think about.
I read the book pretty fast, but I would recommend against that.
Instead, I think reading one lesson per week throughout a year is ideal. Why? Each lesson makes you think, and as you go about your day or week, you can reflect on that story, apply it to your own life, and make some changes. If you read it all in one day, there is too much going on in your head, and different lessons will get lost in the shuffle.
Each lesson is important to becoming more aware and happier in life.
Each lesson deserves its own week to be reflected on.
Should You Check It Out?
Your Year For Change gives some great insights into life and has the potential to shift your perspective around, which can increase your happiness in life. Since I am a huge promoter of happiness, I have to give this book a big thumbs up.
It is a tool that anyone can use to change their life in a positive way.
In short, it delivers on its promise. It gives you the chance to make this your year for change.
Check it out for yourself on Amazon: Your Year for Change: 52 Reflections for Regret-Free Living
Note: I got this book for free from HayHouse in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.