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by Brett Blumenthal

Whether as New Year’s resolutions, birthday wishes, or daily promises, most everyone vows at some point to make a major life change. But change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to better managing our wellness amidst the chaos of everyday living. Fortunately, wellness coach and award-winning writer Brett Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate her readers to live healthier and make positive changes in their lives. Although Blumenthal’s method is not a quick fix, it is a surprisingly simple one: make one small change per week, for fifty-two weeks, and at the end of a year, you’ll be happier and healthier. After all, it is the small changes that are the most realistic, instead of trying to overhaul your lifestyle all at once. 52 Small Changes addresses all areas of wellbeing, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental wellness, and even the health of one’s home environment. By guiding readers through these changes at an easy, manageable pace, Blumenthal provides an engaging roadmap to lasting results and “a happier, healthier you.”
Download 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You epub
ISBN: 1612181392
ISBN13: 978-1612181394
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Reference
Author: Brett Blumenthal
Language: English
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing; 1 edition (January 3, 2012)
Pages: 380 pages
ePUB size: 1948 kb
FB2 size: 1920 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 154
Other Formats: docx mbr lrf lit

So this was the first book I started to read on my road of personal development. I’ll admit that the main reason why I picked this one was the name was catchy, and it seemed like the changes could be introduced slowly over a year (hence the name of the book by the author). I liked that the book covered everything from fitness, to nutrition, to having breaks to mentally recharge, and tips on how to keep the house a little cleaner (see weeks 7 and 31). Most of the changes were things that I’d been doing in the past before I let stress, and everything else derail me; but there were also changes that I probably wouldn’t have thought of (weeks 20, 40, 44, 48, and 52).

Each week is a different little change that you can work into your day to day life to where hopefully it helps to make your life a little healthier, and a little happier. As I was reading I noticed that there were some challenges that were going to be easier than others (mainly because I live with my parents and I’m not sure how they’d feel about those particular changes), and the slightly more difficult ones may have to wait until I’m living on my own again to implement.

But I have started to work each little challenge into my day to day life (some go a little easier, since I’ve been doing them already, and other will probably take a little longer).

Even if you know you’re doing most of these small change already, I’d recommend this book just for the fact that you may or may not have thought of the other small changes that could also have a positive impact on your life. A great book for anyone interested in personal development and getting happier and healthier.
I like the book because it gives me one small change to incorporate into my life. I purchased it for my Kindle and bought a hard copy that I use at home. I have begun to text each week's change to two of my friends so that they can take the journey with me. I contacted the author before I started. She was most gracious. She also directed me to the website where I could find the survey and more information.
Early Waffle
It is overwhelming to make a lot of changes at once and you usually end up giving up when it gets too hard. Making one small change a week -- creates manageable tasks that when strung together over time will turn into a big change. Little things like getting 8 hours of sleep every day for one week -- drinking 8 glasses of water a day for one week until eventually your small habits are broken and replaced with new ones that you introduced slowly over time.
This book has a lot of very useful suggestions and practical ways to achieve them. It may have some suggestions that you have heard about elsewhere, but combining them in one place is very practical. I don't think that some of these changes can happen in one week. Others can and setting the goal of getting them done within a week is something that pushes me to actually implement them. I got this book on Kindle first, but it has worksheets that are best used in paper form, so I ended up buying the paper book as well. I feel that it has been worth it.
This book caught my eye! I always want to change too many things, all at once. Then I get overwhelmed and fail at all of it. This book makes you slow down and make one little change every week. With the end result : real changes that last and I feel accomplished. It's a very simple book that feels like my own little coach cheering me on. Just exactly what I needed!
Great suggestions. Make these habits and change your life in small, but significant ways in one year.
This is akin to the books, websites, etc. that tell us ways to be more "green" in our day to day lives. Most of both genres are just common sense things that, if you're really interested in living in an ecologically sensible way and/or living a healthy life, you are doing already. "52 Small Changes" is written well and organized especially nicely. But most of the small changes are, to me anyway, not so much changes as reminders or encouragements to keep doing what I'm doing: e.g., cut out fast food or junk food, drink lots of water, use nontoxic cleaning products, buy and eat organic food, enjoy time alone, spend time in nature, and so on. If you are a sedentary person with bad eating habits and a generally unhealthy lifestyle, this book will give you some good ideas and a useful way to implement them and keep track of your progress. The rest of us could probably have written it.
Great easy read, lots of really good information. This boook did make for some good changes in my life.