[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JANUARY 2
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1. Happy, happy New Year! I hope the festive period was restful and restorative for you, however you spent it. Last week I hosted a live goal-setting session in London using The WW Club's Make It Work 2017 worksheets (get yours here). If you haven't yet had a chance to sit down and plan for 2017, it's a good week to do that. The year doesn't start properly till next Monday anyway, right?!
2. Still surgically attached to your sweatpants? I feel ya. Here are some of the Guardian's best Long Reads of 2016 to fuel your continued hibernation session. I especially love anything by Oliver Burkeman(check out his story on why time management is ruining our lives).
3. And if you're struggling to process the f*ckery of 2016, look on the bright side with this list of 99 reasons that it was, in fact, a pretty decent year. (No, I'm still not entirely convinced either...)
4. Having just stayed at her home in Los Angeles, I can testify that my brilliantly talented friend Camilla Blackett not only a) owns all the books she's photographed with in this Refinery29 article but b) has actually read them. Check out her recommended reading list and then read this Q&A she did for The WW Club way back.
5. In the mood for some wanderlust? Lonely Planet rounds up its recommended destinations for 2017. I'll take all of 'em.
6. What happens when women run companies? The Atlantic investigates.
7. R.I.P. Carrie. R.I.P. Debbie. R.I.P. George. Read some of Carrie's best quotes. Rewatch Singin' in the Rain (my favourite childhood movie - this scene, though!) Listen to Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou talking about his incredible career on Desert Island Discs.
8. "If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way." In our productivity-obsessed working culture, it's all to easy to forget that the fast way is rarely the right way. Take it from a creative genius who knows.
9. I've given up on old-fashioned resolutions (goals are another thing entirely, obv) but I like GQ's list of suggested 'ideas that don't even suck that much'.
10. And if you're done with ~self-improvement~ for a second, here are five alternatives to making resolutions entirely, courtesy of The Chopra Center. In Deepak we trust.