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10 Books to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I know you have the best intentions to get organized and eat healthier in 2013. I do too. But so often your best-laid plans fall by the wayside when your baby teethes or your toddler needs potty training.

Maybe this year will be different. Maybe we can set ourselves up for success instead of failure? I’ve been combing the shelves for books that will give us a plan and inspire us to achieve our goals and change our lives in 2013.

Let’s do this.

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  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 1 of 10
    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
    For better or for worse, every habit includes a cue, routine, and a reward. This book unleashes the power of habits. Use it wisely to stick to your New Year's resolutions.
    Available at Amazon for $15.87
  • This is How by Augusten Burroughs 2 of 10
    This is How by Augusten Burroughs
    This book is proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude, and more—That should cover it for 2013, don't you think? This self-help book, while clever and self-aware, will change your life.
    Available at Amazon for $13.58
  • How Children Succeed by Paul Tough 3 of 10
    How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
    Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most for kids have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. Better parenting in 2013 starts here.
    Available at Amazon for $15.63
  • The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss 4 of 10
    The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
    This book truly is an uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex, and becoming super-human. If your resolutions fall into any of those categories, this is the book for you.
    Available at Amazon for $15.30
  • The Available Parent by John Duffy 5 of 10
    The Available Parent by John Duffy
    If your goal is to grow closer to your tweens and teens this year, John Duffy's book will give you concrete advice on exactly how to do that. Spoiler Alert: It's going to include less lecturing.
    Available at Amazon for $10.85
  • What Should I Do With My Life by Po Bronson 6 of 10
    What Should I Do With My Life by Po Bronson
    Maybe this is the year you figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Po Bronson's book explores how real people find their calling in life.
    Available at Amazon for $7.99
  • The Good Mood Diet by Susan Kleiner 7 of 10
    The Good Mood Diet by Susan Kleiner
    This is no crazy fad diet. It's a plan for eating healthy with an emphasis on "feel good" foods to improve your mood while you lose weight. You get to drink hot chocolate every night—Give it a try!
    Available at Amazon for $9.45
  • Get Positively Beautiful by Carmindy 8 of 10
    Get Positively Beautiful by Carmindy
    Are you ready to change up your morning routine so you look pulled together without tons of effort? Trust Carmindy. She'll tell you what make up to buy and how to apply it.
    Available at Amazon for $6.40
  • Blog INC. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho 9 of 10
    Blog INC. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
    Is this the year you take your blog to the next level? Go for it. Joy Cho gives advice on starting and growing a blog from design to finance to attracting readers. I can already feel your page views going up.
    Available at Amazon for $11.53
  • The 8 Minute Organizer by Regina Leeds 10 of 10
    The 8 Minute Organizer by Regina Leeds
    Every year you say you're going to get it together and get organized but every year it is. . . too. . . hard. Try Regina Leeds' book about organizing your life, 8 minutes at a time. You can dooh eeeet!
    Available at Amazon for $11.89

Good luck with all your New Year’s Resolutions! More ideas for making and keeping resolutions, here.

Read more of my writing at Babble or check out my blog, Every Day I Write the Book.

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