2020 has been quite the year, and one of the things we’re doing to make it more manageable is self care. As we round out the year, it’s important to make your journey into 2021 as joyous and fulfilling as possible. That’s why we asked Rowena Tsai, your go-to guru for all things personal development, self love and productivity, to put together a list of her favorite things to help make life a little easier and a lot more meaningful. Check it out.
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“I want to get my life together”
Anytime is a great time to slow down, reflect and reset, especially around the holidays. These have been my go-tos to help me stay grounded and sane. And I hope these, whether individually or combined as a “starter kit” of sorts, can help you and/or your loved one, too.
1. Moleskine Large Soft Cover Dotted Notebook
Whether you’re starting a bullet journal, gratitude journal, morning pages, or all of the above, putting pen to paper is one of the most satisfying ways to hit reset. Check out my video on How to BuJo for Beginners.
Gifts worth the investment for yourself or for that special someone in your life. (◕‿◕) Over the past few years, these things that sparked the most joy in my life and are highly functional, innovative and long-lasting.
1. Cotton Napper
Allow the weight of the blanket to press away all your worries. Just kidding; a blanket can’t do that. But it can help relieve stress, decrease anxiety and improve your sleep. 🙂
To me, the most meaningful gifts are thoughtful ones. Someone knowing you well enough to know what you need before you know it yourself. Here are five books covering topics we all go through at some point in our lives. Skim it first, then gift a copy to a friend!
1. Atomic Habits : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Habits form the basis for any change we want to make. This is the inspiration behind my Systems vs Goals series.
Purpose, meaning, suffering… Finding purpose and meaning in suffering. This is another book I wish I read much sooner. One that reminds me to consciously live as meaningful and fulfilling a life as is humanly possible. A must read.
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