Gift Ideas to start your new year off…inspired by a few of brenda’s favorite things
Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had an exciting weekend filled with all things seasonal and are ready to take on the last two weeks we have left in the year (Am I the only one who STILL cannot believe how fast this year has gone by?!). That being said, this Monday Motivation post is based on some holiday spirit, which we all could do a little more of. With Christmas quickly approaching, I listed some of my favorite inspiring items that are perfect gift ideas for the New Year. They make for very thoughtful gifts that I’m sure all the special people in your life will appreciate.
Have a very Happy Holiday Season! Let’s dive in
here’s a list of some of brenda’s favorite things
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Book by Jen Sincero This book, written by best -selling author and success coach Jen Sincero, is a game changer. One of the best books of 2017- it a refreshingly blunt guide that will help you find motivation and direction to start living your true authentic life.
2. You Are a Badass Desk Calendar 2018
Based on her New York Times best selling book mentioned above, this 28 day calendar has daily entires that encourage you to embrace the best part’s of your life and constantly remind you of the power you have to change the parts of your life you don’t love. It makes for the perfect gift to help someone live their best life.
3. Gratitude Jar
“I’m grateful somebody came up with the Gratitude Glass Jar. It includes 365 cards so your family can take turns jotting down notes about things they truly appreciate. At the end of the year, everyone can gather for a celebration of whatever is on those cards.”—Oprah Winfrey
What a great idea to add notes to the jar that you are thankful for during the year. Read them at the end of the year.
4. Violet Handbag
Iman and Joy Handbag – www.hsn.com
Violet is the color for 2018 – I love this handbag! It looks and feels just like a Chanel handbag. Why not get a Genuine Leather crossbody handbag to add the pop of color for the New Year? I love this bag and it is so reasonably priced ($59.99). It has RFID (which has credit card protection inside your purse). You also receive two straps including one leather and one chain for evening. Colorblock your outfits and wear this color with navy, red, and gray. You will look so stylish. It also comes in 9 other colors.
If you are an entreprenuer or thinking of becoming one, this is a must-have book. Dorie gives you an excellent view of how to create multiple streams of income and be a successful entrepreneur.
6. The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations – Book by Oprah Winfrey
Find this soul-stirring and inspirational book on Amazon.com.
I read something from this book everyday. Truly uplifting!
7. The Sound of Your Soul – Free podcasts series of Super Soul Sundays
Listen to Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.
Speaking of songs, what is your Song for the Year?
For me – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – by McFadden & Whitehead
(Old School) When I sing the song I always change the “us” to “me”.
I have this song on my phone and if get down, I play it and I’m feeling good again. The song reminds me of good times in the day. It makes me happy and I dance.
Add a song to your playlist that makes you HAPPY and will be your song for 2018.