Goodbye, January

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Let’s say goodbye to the month that has been and get ready for the next with a roundup of 10 questions, recommended reading, and fun/useful links.Do you enjoy the blog posts, podcasts and resources here? Please consider supporting Becoming Who You Are on Patreon. Your support helps cover the costs of running this site and is hugely appreciated! Pledge as little as $1 a month and get immediate access to bonus content and audios.Hello! How has the start of your 2018 been? I've enjoyed doing this yoga challenge this month and getting back to work on my next book after taking a hiatus to complete The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-DiscoveryBook writing is a strange beast that is equal parts rewarding, frustrating, and addictive (in a good way) and I'm looking forward to feeling like I have a handle on this particular project soon! I also enjoyed chatting to Anna from The Telegraph (a British newspaper) for her article about using self-care to add a little fun to the depths of winter. I hope you've had a great month too! On to this month's questions...

10 Questions for you


  1. What was the highlight of January for you?

  2. What was something memorable you read/watched/listened to this month?

  3. What has gone well this month?

  4. What did you learn this month?

  5. What knowledge, experience, or epiphany can you take forward from January into the rest of the year?


  1. What is one thing you want to do, see, or experience in February?

  2. What would you like to create next month?

  3. What qualities are you committed to embodying in February?

  4. What is one thing you avoided, ignored, or that took a backseat during January you'll face head on this month?

  5. How will you take care of yourself in February?

Articles of the Month (& 1 video)

Holly Butcher 1990-2018The "18not180" approach to becoming your best self What is a life-changing realisation you wish you had sooner?The internet pledge.How "faux fear" might be faux-ing up your lifeHow to be patient into 2018 like...

Walking into 2018 like...

A post shared by ROY PURDY (@roypurdy) on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:27am PST

Quote of the Month

Paulo Cohelo quote

Paulo Cohelo quote

"When you say ‘Yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘No’ to yourself." - Paulo Cohelo

Goodbye, January 2018

Goodbye, January 2018

Personal Growth Reading Challenge Update

2018 Personal Growth Reading Challenge (2)

2018 Personal Growth Reading Challenge (2)

I got off to a flying start with the 2018 personal growth reading challenge this month, checking off five books and having a great time in the process! Here's my updated challenge chart. What did you read this month?

Resource of the Month

The International Association for Journal Writing exists to provide both inspiration and information to journal and life writers alike and has just been re-awakened by new director Lynda Monk. I'm proud to be a Journal Council Expert with the IAJW and love what Lynda is doing to support novice, casual, and experienced journalers alike. The IAJW offers a monthly writing circle, an audio library, member-only articles, books, online courses and more. Annual membership is usually $67 but for a limited time, you can register for the special launch price of $47.

In case you missed it: on Becoming Who You Are this month

Setting Feel-Good Goals 101 #1: The 3 Principles of Setting Feel-Good Goals

Setting Feel-Good Goals 101 #2: 5 Important Questions to Ask Before You Commit to Your Creative Goals

Setting Feel-Good Goals 101 #3: What is the Habit Behind Your Goal?

Setting Feel-Good Goals 101 #4: How to Create Momentum With New Goals

20 Journaling Prompts to Improve Your Relationships

7 Simple Physical Activities to Raise Your Spirits & Boost Your Mental Strength

 {guest post by Marc}

Cultivating Healthy Relationships (an interview with Ryan Engelstad)

Wishing you a wonderful February!

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