It's been over one week since everyone posted their New Years Resolutions, and over one week of comments from people who are sick and tired of seeing it. This post is absolutely not about my resolutions, which I know you don't want to hear. Instead, I thought I'd share a book I recently finished that might help you with your own.
A friend of mine started a book club based off books recommended by Ted speakers. The first book on the list we chose to read was Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister, John Tierney.
Honestly, I needed this book right now. I wish art was the only thing I did, but right now that is not an option. I am constantly figuring out how I can make more time to make art, market myself, build a website, and not bury myself in laundry all while keeping up with a day job. A struggle many artists face.
But for me the problem is not about more time. It’s about procrastination and willpower. The two things that are constantly trying to ruin my life.
So, when I picked up this book from the library I decided I had to read the whole thing. How shitty would that be if I didn’t have enough willpower to finish a book about willpower?
The book is informative but not boring. The explanations regarding willpower research experiments are entertaining and to the point. The book doesn't exactly tell you what you need to do step by step to improve your willpower, but it does give some tips, which are helpful. At the least, eye opening. Especially the entire chapter related to dieting.
If you are one of those people who are desperately trying to actually keep up with your resolution this year, I highly recommend reading this book. Especially if your resolution is to read more. Two birds. One book.
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.