Small move, Big change by Caroline L. Arnold

Hi everyone, this last week’s post is an adult non-fiction title that caught my eye a few years ago. When I was researching the best New Year’s resolutions, I realised I had read somewhere a book that helped break down resolutions into small, manageable-sized tasks!! So, if you were thinking of working on your resolutions this year like me, why not see if this book helps…

while book cover image with image of see-saw on bottom. large elephant on one side and brown butterfly on other lower side. large blue letters at top read Small Move, green letters read Big Change. smaller subtitle reads Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently Caroline L. Arnold.
A fascinating read

Title: Small move, Big change: using microresolutions to transform your life permanently

Author: Caroline L. Arnold

Genre: Non Fiction – Self Improvement

Publication details: Viking; NY; 2014

ISBN: 9780670015344   (Hardcover)

What this book is about: This fascinating book is Caroline L. Arnold’s guide to her successful micro resolution system, a complex set of rules, models, and examples to help you master the art of instant and sustainable self-improvement. By rethinking your resolutions and refocusing your willpower, you can learn how to nail your resolutions on the very first try. These compact and powerful commitments focus self-control on a precise and achievable behavioural target until it becomes as automatic as tying your shoes or locking the front door when you leave the house. Contrasting her career success with her personal resolution failures, Arnold recounts how by analysing her own behaviour she was able to engineer her resolutions to succeed every time, from losing weight to improving key relationships. This book is not simply a management treatise, diet book, or lifestyle guide – it’s a universal self-improvement tool kit that is guaranteed to work for almost any personal or professional goal.

My review: What an amazing read this was! From page one, I found my own way of thinking about resolutions transformed. When I read this a few years ago, I decided to take the lessons into my own life and began the slow process of changing myself. I am proud to say that I have managed a little bit. I enjoyed reading this book, especially the examples of other people’s stories. Caroline Arnold has a knack of bringing simple things to light and you feel as if she’s thinking about you!! Her techniques are clear and concise. I am glad to say this does not read like a textbook, but more like someone’s own life experience. I would recommend this to everyone who struggles to bring about change into their lives. The answer is microresolutions!! 

My rating: 4 ⭐

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