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Reset, Refresh, Renew Giveaway Three Inspiring Books from Running Press for an Amazing 2021 #Partner 3/15

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***Disclosure: I received complimentary copies plus information to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***

Okay, so it’s no secret that the past year has been…..Well, it’s definitely been weird. We humans have had to face unprecedented challenges, and we’ve had to adapt to a new “normal” when life felt anything but. 

Some folks have come out, unscathed. For many of us, myself included, the global situation and just the world in general has left me feeling a lot of different emotions. I’m worried for loved ones who have health conditions. I am grieving the loss of a few folks who sadly, lost their lives. We’ve had job loss, economic uncertainty, and so much more hit, all at once. It’s enough to take a hefty toll on even the strongest of us. 

Part of what I have been doing to stay sane is plenty of self-care. This can mean a lot of different things. Self care can be a nap with a warm, fuzzy blanket or a hot bubble bath with your favorite aromatherapy scents. Self care can be driving down the highway, music turned up loud, singing along to your favorite songs. It can be snuggling with your child or pet. Self care can even be reading a good book or 3. If those books have the tools to help you become the best version of YOU possible? Even better. 

Recently, I got the chance to check out 3 inspiring reads from the folks at Running Press. These books are witty, easy reads, and they’re designed to help us become better versions of ourselves, one page at a time.

Bad habits you need to work on? There’s a book for that.

Not sure what science-backed changes you can make to have a healthier lifestyle? There’s a book for that, too.

​Maybe the stress has been overwhelming, and a drink or two now and then has become a very real problem? There’s a book for that as well. 

Check out more info on these fantastic titles, and then enter to WIN a copy of them all! 

Your Day, Your Way- Part pop-science, part self-help – the fact and fiction behind your daily decisions. Your Day. Your Way. is a friendly, funny, fact-based guide to changing how you make decisions in order to live a better — maybe even your best — life.

We make, and worry about, a thousand big and little decisions during our waking hours. And for most of us, these decisions are made (after a lot of hemming and hawing), based on concerns or beliefs about our world that . . . well . . . simply aren’t true. These misperceptions impact day-to-day decisions and stress us out unnecessarily — and we all have enough stress as it is. Tim Caulfield seeks to provide the antidote to this analysis paralysis, teaching readers — through sound science and silly stories — that reevaluating their decision-making processes can lead to lives that are both more fulfilling and more exciting.

Your Day. Your Way. unfolds like a typical day — from the first buzz of the alarm clock all the way to bedtime. As the clock moves forward, Caulfield tackles topics associated with that particular time of day and addresses them through science-informed responses about health, offering readers a way to cut through the noise and have healthier and happier lives in the age of anxiety. Caulfield highlights what science says we should be worried about and how we can de-stress and live a healthy lifestyle. Rather than burying you in the facts, or listing out a bunch of specific things you should or should not be doing, Caulfield uses wit, humor, and a wide variety of examples to encourage readers to reevaluate how they make all of those decisions — so that they can live in a way that truly works for them.

Okay, this book is very cool. It takes us through a normal day, and tells us what habits we may have, and how they’re scientifically backed. There’s everything from wearing underwear to social media habits, to worries about things like child abduction and “stranger danger”. This is an entertaining and informative read that will surely change the way you look at even the simplest of everyday actions. 

The Sober Curious Reset-A workbook and self-study program to change the way you drink in 100 days or less. In this upbeat “reset” guide from the author of Sober Curious, a leading voice in the new sobriety movement walks through 100 days of discovering the joys of an alcohol-free lifestyle.
Ruby Warrington’s 2019 book Sober Curious was an illuminating conversation starter that asked you to consider, “Would life be better without alcohol?” thus sparking a global wellness trend of “curiosity” on how to gain one’s genuine confidence and happiness without the crutch of alcohol. In The Sober Curious Reset, Ruby goes a step further by inviting you into a 100-day process of radically rethinking your drinking. Each “day” features observations, exercises, and insights, offering a more profound process of self-discovery than common month-long programs like Dry January or Sober September. Ruby’s friendly, honest, and totally non-judgmental tone helps you unmask the deeper “whys” behind your drinking, understand why 100 days is so transformational, and how to create a truly sustainable shift in habits — and on to living a life with more presence, focus, and overall well-being.
The Sober Curious Reset is not about preaching total abstinence — rather, it’s about empowering you to make the right drinking choices, whatever this may look like for you. Ruby’s 100 days is all about changing your relationship to alcohol to lead a life with more clarity, confidence, and connection.

I have a confession to make before I start: I don’t drink. At all. Ever. I grew up surrounded by alcoholism and addiction, and I have fought very hard to ensure that these cycles end, right here, with me. My kids deserve better, and that’s a commitment I take very seriously. I’m not much of a substances person, and if I can feel out of control taking something, whether it’s drink or pills or whatever else? I just don’t. It’s not always easy to stay committed to sobriety, but it’s something I am determined to do, for the sake of future generations. So far, so good. My oldest son just turned 21. He is officially the 2nd Generation NOT to drink on his 21st birthday. I didn’t on mine, and he followed my lead. I couldn’t BE any more proud. Cycles CAN be broken. Generational curses don’t have to hurt anymore. 

That said….While I don’t drink, and haven’t had a single drop of alcohol during the Pandemic or even long before, I know a lot of people who are suffering. It’s honestly very hard to watch. People I know and love have been stressed and anxious, and for some, grabbing a bottle has been their way of coping. For too many, those occasional drinks became nightly drinks….Which then turned into day drinking, too, and ultimately, an addiction that was never intended. 

This book is for people who find themselves battling this very demon, whether it’s been years in the making, or it just snuck up on them recently. This book helps change your drinking habits in a gentle, interactive, exploratory way. I love how it’s workbook style, which allows the reader to take full advantage of the program. In 100 days or less, with work and dedication, this book can help change the way you drink. I know quite a few people who might benefit from this book, and it’s more than likely going to be gifted to one of them, should they be receptive and wanting to change. 

The Habit Trip​- Live a life of motivation and purpose
Live a life of motivation and purpose with The Habit Trip, an active journey to self-discovery, one micro-change at a time!

When something feels wrong, your routines are a mess, and nothing is working, you want to make a change. The impulse is to go big: start a ten-day fast. Work out five times a week. Quit your job, end your marriage, and move to Dubai — raze it all to the ground. But those drastic efforts tend to fizzle out before they’ve even begun. The Habit Trip maps the topography of who you are and what you love, revealing a personalized infrastructure for well-being that is hiding in plain sight.

The journey is divided into three sections:
·         The Situation: evaluate your life in ten areas to identify what’s working and what’s not
·         The Solution: find micro-doses of solace and strength to bolster your health and stability
·         The Payoff: amplify the power, peace, and presence that comes with knowing what matters most

The Habit Trip is an actionable antidote for stress and frustration, nestled inside of an interactive workbook in which you are the one and only expert. By the end of your rollicking journey (accompanied by a host of enchanted creatures), you’ll have charted an easier way to roll through the joyful chaos of life, one habit at a time. Your challenges, your solutions, your way.

I really am enjoying this title. It’s fun, interactive, and helps find new ways to focus on the positive things in life. I think all of us are stressed out, anxious, or frustrated in general lately. This entertaining read not only provides an escape from that, it also gives us tools to help make every day the best it can be, all by changing our outlook. I am still reading this one, but I am definitely loving it so far, and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for easy inspiration to better themselves and their life. 

Connect with Running Press :

You can learn more about these titles and so many others on the Running Press website. 

You can also follow them on Facebook, on twitter, on Instagram to stay on top of their latest news, releases, and promotions! 

Enter to WIN All 3 of these Books :

I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a copy of ALL 3 of these awesome books! 

​How cool is that?!

This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 11:59PM EST on March 15, 2021. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter’s Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at n[email protected] Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!


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