Find Your Awesome
A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self
by Judy Clement Wall
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 04 Apr 2017 | Archive Date 28 Sep 2020
HCI Books, HCI
So step up and take this challenge. Carve out a few minutes each day to fully engage with yourself; reflect, unwind, and have fun! Here's a sneak peek at just some of the prompts:
#2: Be outrageously grateful
#3: Create a life list
#4: Appreciate your body in all its awesomeness
#6: Doodle your perfect t-shirt
#11: Find your life theme
#12: Call "BS" on "should"
#14: Text love.
Using a stimulating mix of coloring, creative prompts, and other daily activities, master writer, artist and doodler Judy Clement Wall will help you uncover the undeniable awesomeness that is you.
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Let Your True Colors Shine with This Quirky, Fun, & Life-Changing Self-Love Challenge
Judy's creative spirit and adept artistic skills are awesomely represented in this beautiful, deep yet lighthearted book. We're all lucky to have the opportunity to "find our awesome" ! -- Kim Weiss, author Sunrise Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude
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I loved this book so much I couldn't put it down. It is full of fun, quirkiness and inspiration. The wonderful illustrations made all the difference to the words. They brought it all to life in a fun imaginative way. This is a book for keeping on your desk and dipping into a lot. !! It really makes you want to squeeze the juice out of life. I will definitely be taking up the challenges and doodling my way through my own story. Thank you - brilliant !!
The only terrible thing about this book was that I got an ebook version and not a paper copy in which I could contribute my cool doodles as the author suggested. (As far as I know you cannot doodle in the Kindle app.) If you are thinking of purchasing this then most definitely get a paper copy and some coloring pencils to go along with it. :) I enjoyed the illustrations and inspiration which filled this book. I would like to thank the NetGalley for a copy of this book.
A fun, quirky book that challenges you to let go off your stresses, to take life less seriously and feel uplifted through 'play', love, creativity and imagination. In doing so, you will be rewarded by finding your awesome. An inspiring little book that appealed to my inner child. Loved, loved loved the illustrations......but buy the book and not the Kindle version. I chose to read this NetGalley ARC for which I have given a voluntary and unbiased review.
Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul, wrote in her journal out of desperation; she needed a miracle: “Dear God, you know I need ten thousand dollars for the attorney. I don’t know how you’re going to do it, but I know you’re going to send ten thousand dollars. Thank you right here and right now for your gift of ten thousand dollars.” Two days later her mother called: “…we’ve given money to all the other children but we’ve never given any to you. So, dear, we’re sending you ten thousand dollars.” I tried this approach for manifesting in my journal practice and asked for clothes. That day, my neighbor gifted me clothes that she didn’t need and haven´t used in a while and fit me perfectly! I was sold to journaling. I don’t doubt about all the therapeutic benefits of journaling as I have benefited myself, but this aha! moments make it memorable and made me stick to this helpful technique; it wasn’t always the case at first. “The first modern psychologist to embrace journaling as a therapeutic device was Carl Jung…According to his theories, the further the split between the everyday conscious mind and hidden unconscious the less we were able to respond and adapt to life.” Michael Kaminsky The split could mean you feel STUCK and journaling is a great tool to get you out of the mud. Journaling is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, manifesting, etc. Moreover, the mix of art and journaling enhances its benefits, and some professionals use art journaling in their practices. Nowadays, journaling and art work together as a technique to heal trauma, anxiety, PTSD or stress reduction among others, and if you are into heavy, difficult times look for professional help. On a lighter note, I had this wishful thinking about drawing, so Find Your Awesome caught my attention as I always wished to improve my art skills. Moreover, the 30-Day Challenge was a perfect way to mix art and journaling; two of my favorite topics. Doubts? Is it limited to artists? I can draw stick figures to save my life, a tree, a house, and a flower, nothing beyond that yet. And Judy Clement answered this question on her website: “I didn’t start drawing until I was well into my 40s, so my obsessive behavior is really just making up for lost time. As a kid I wrote, I read a lot of books, I wrote some more. It never occurred to me to draw. Then one day (disappointed that, despite my creative writing degree and all the words I’d written, I was not quite the literary sensation I’d ardently imagined myself becoming), I started drawing. (I was trying to distract myself. Little did I know…) And now she is an illustrator. Not bad! Also checking the prompts in the book, it includes several artistic endeavors like doodles, or a self-portrait, but Judy Clement explained “Don’t worry, this isn’t an artistic thing (necessarily), it’s more of a “what do you want to capture about you and your life right now” thing.” Even though, Find Your Awesome incorporates some artistic activities most of the challenges involved writing about self-love topics, and Judy does the drawing. I don’t think this mix of art and journaling will replace my journaling morning routine, but it would be useful to my artist dates activities. What’s an artist date? “Is a block of time, perhaps to hours weekly, especially set aside and committed to nurturing your creative consciousness, your inner artist.” Julia Cameron And no need to be an artist to go into this artist dates that spring creativity, we are all creators. Find Your Awesome involves some artistic activities, but it will be as artistic as you want it to be, the main idea is about healing the “hidden unconscious”, an inner journey to self-love to love others as much as you love yourself. Judy Clement will start a challenge this May 15Th. If you have the book and are interested you can subscribe to her mailing list here. I already signed up.
I loved this little book! The author has an amazingly fun personality and the challenge was totally cute! I love the message of the book and all of the daily challenges. I would definitely buy this book for my friends that suffer from depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, etc. I definitely need to get a physical copy of it for myself, too!
This book is a very insightful and interactive experience! Not only does it give you tips or ideas on how to find your awesome and bring out the best you but also provides exercises to start opening up a hidden part of you or a way to start implementing the ideas into your day to day life. The exercises not only are eye opening but fun as well and simple ideas that help you think creativity and depending on what it is to help love your body or realize what you love most about yourself and continue to grow as a person.
Such great inspiration. This will bring out the awesome in anyone!
Set over thirty days, to be completed by you a little bit everyday, this journal's focus is to make you fall in love with yourself and promotes self love through persistent activities. From simply writing kinds things about yourself to encouraging your mind to get creative and draw too at points, colour designs you create, list positives vs negatives in your life and find what you appreciate and want to manifest in your life. The journal also encourages uncluttering your life by donating and binning or reusing for others benefit and your own. Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to review this book for them!
This is a fun little book that I had originally thought would be entertaining for me to do during my "me" time, which is the time I take to unplug for the day and just concentrate on things that appeal to me. However, as I was reading and going through this book, I couldn't help to think how much fun this would be to incorporate into the time that I have with my son - either as just part of his usual day, or maybe even during his schooling. I decided that it would probably be best as something to do during free time, and not make it seem like something mandatory that he would have to do. I also decided to just go with a few of the activities for my son as he is still young and very much a boy on some things, so most was still part of the daily routine for me. What activities I did with my son, he did seem to enjoy - especially anything that had to do with doodling ("Doodle Your Loves") or singing ("Songs To Belt"). I think this helped a little in his confidence to just be himself, even when others are around. As for myself? I used this book, day-by-day, as part of my nightly routine to wind down. It was something that could be done in as little or as long as I needed, and I always found myself looking forward to the next day's activity. I think this book would definitely be something that younger females (and males) would enjoy, though judging by my husband's little side looks to me as I was telling him about the book - I think some men may think finding their "awesome" is getting a little too deep for them. ;) The only "con" I found to this book was that I was reviewing an ebook and not a physical book. I think that this would be much more enjoyable with the books in your hands, doodling and writing along in the book as you go. I ended up just taking a simple composition book and making my own companion journal to go along with the book.
One time, I shared a post on my Instagram account: "Learning to love yourself is the beginning of your happy ever after." Then, somebody asked: “How do I love myself?” It made me realize just how many of us are still clueless on how to love ourselves. It was the same realization that Judy Clement Wall had after committing to a “Year of Fearless Love.” She learned that while many people have no trouble with random acts of kindness toward others, most struggle with redirecting that love back to themselves. This is what inspired her to create this eye-candy, treat-for-the-soul journal so we can learn to love ourselves. I’d encourage you to get the physical copy of the book so you can fully interact with the various exercises in it. It’s a creative journal, doodling, and adult-coloring book rolled into one. Let’s play! (Click on the link provided to read more)
I like the idea behind this book. I feel it could help out a lot of people. The illustrations are cute, it's not too over "feely."
I’ve been reading a lot of self-improvement and self-help books lately. I must say this one had such a funny and quirky take on self love and self care. I love that the author took a whole year to do this type of thing. It is set up with 30 prompt meant to be done daily for a month, but I love that you can do them at your own pace. The descriptions for each prompt were excellent. I feel like all 30 prompts were easy to do and really will up your mood for the day. I will definitely be buy a copy of this book/journal for my friends and family. I think this is something everyone can enjoy, whether you are going through a tough time or not. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to get a finished copy for myself.
Really awesome book. Filled with fun whimsy I love the empowerment this book brings
It's undeniably true that most people are their own worst critics. We would generally never dream of being as critical or negative to other people as we casually are to ourselves. I've never had much luck with the whole 'look in the mirror and tell yourself you're great'! (I felt like a complete goofball). Anyhow, this book has a much more thought out and structured method for internalizing positivity and being kind and loving to ourselves (and those around us). Set up as a personal journal/activity book, this 30 day challenge is full of sweet and brave daily challenges to increase your ability to care for and cherish yourself. Some of the exercises are profound, some are a little bit goofy, they're all positive and uplifting and do-able. The daily challenges have checklists with spaces for notes and lists to be filled in by the reader. One of the first 'rules' is that 'there are no rules'. Life is a journey and not just a set of criteria to be gotten through. The art is wonderful. Much of the book reminds me a lot of the currently popular 'adult coloring books'. The daily challenges have author-written examples to get the reader's creativity primed. (As an aside, I think it's incredibly sweet and brave of the author to bare her own feelings and meanings - there's a lot of vulnerability and trust involved to put these things out there). Really good advice and an easy to digest format. We all need more hope and love in our lives. Personal experience. I started this challenge the first day I received this book. Starting on day 2, I started getting comments and compliments about what a good mood I was in, and how happy I seemed. I have often gotten comments about how nice/upbeat/positive I am in general, so it really surprised me to get so many comments from people who are used to my normal level of 'goofy/happy'. I'm still getting comments (on day 4 now).
As a beginner journal-er (well, beginner after YEARS), I found this book very enlightening. Especially since I a tend to be a bit of a pessimist. It's been an excellent read through and given me lots of ideas which I also plan to share with my oldest teen. I see myself going back to this book often and I am very glad I was given the chance to review it. Thank you.
Find your Awesome is a thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining book that helps you tap into yourself and find out what makes you unique. I love to journal and the only regret I had is I didn’t have a copy of the book in paperback so that I could jot down my thoughts on the page. This book presents a 30 day challenge to help you dive into your feelings and discover your love for self. It is very motivational and inspirational. Contains cute illustrations and delightful daily tasks. So much fun that it doesn’t see like a typical self help book. Definitely recommend.
Love this book! Find your awesome does exactly that, it tells you to tap in to that love that you give to others everyday, and shove it your way also. Be your own cheerleader, and follow the 30 day challenge, you'll definitely be loving yourself a lot more, than when you started. Great mindful book, best suited for journal jotters, and those who want to get reacquainted with themselves.
We all need a little help loving ourselves sometimes! And that's okay! This 30 Day Challenge journal is the perfect way to remind readers to care for yourself as well as others! Some of my favorite challenges in this book are: Celebrate Your Body List 10 People You're Grateful For Make a Songs-to-Belt List Make a Not-to-Do List and Decide What Matters As a mom, I give a lot of my "caring" energy to my kids and my husband. This is a great way to step back and remind myself that I am just as deserving of my love and care as they are!
I like how it's a challenge but in a fun way. I also like how there are activities where you draw stuff and color them which are so cute! I like the idea of designing a book cover for my life story because according to the author, my life story is the one I'm writing every single day, from scratch, armed with nothing but my wits and big curious heart. She tells you to "Own it. Love it fiercely. And don't let anyone else try to write it for you. Oftentimes, we let others dictate our lives without realizing it." Doing this activity made me realize and itconstantly reminds me that I am the boss of my life and the author of my own life. It is a 30-day challenge and it won't take much of your time in a day. All you need to do is carve out a few minutes each day to fully engage with yourself; reflect, and unwind.
Thank you Netgalley for a free copy of this awesome book in exchange for an honest review! Take a break! Consciously, deliciously, take a break today and fill it however you want to. I absolutely LOVED this book! It is a mix of Arts, journal, collection of thoughts and quotes, drawings and tips to do a 30-day-challenge by yourself with yourself. It is totally the kind of book I love. I even have a collection of journals like this one and I will see if I can find a paperback to buy as a gift for myself! PS: Review from an introverted woman who loves spending some quiet time by herself.
This was a neat book to read about a subject that few people want to talk about. The illustrations seem a little juvenile, but some made me laugh out loud (like imagining my impending marriage to a hamster). I could have really used this book as a teenager with little self-confidence, and it probably would have made an impact on me. A lot of the exercises are silly, like designing a shirt, and others more serious (making a life long dream list, or a self-portrait). I would suggest this book for teens and adults to reflect on their own self-worth. The book itself probably isn't directly for children, but some of the tasks can be adapted for children, or for parents working through it to share with their kids. You can work through this at your own pace and there are few limits placed on this as a tool for self-discovery.
Imaginative self awareness book Judy Clement Wall did a great job with this instructive journal. More than a self-help book, it is a rather light hearted way to see yourself and the world. I loved the graphics. I read this in ebook form and definately needed another notebook for some of the activities. One of the things I liked is that you could move around the days, the activities did not have to be done daily or in order. I received an Advance Reader copy of this book.
This is a cute little book to help be positive and help others be positive too. You should buy the actual book instead of the Kindle because there are times to doodle and jot down some things also.. Cute gift to uplift someone.
The “tasks”/ challenges in the book are positive, encouraging and creative. It contains many of the things popular self-help books dish out: gratitude, affirmation, taking a digital hiatus, but Find Your Awesome does it in creative, interactive ways. Design a T-shirt to tell the world (and yourself!) some truths about you, list your super-powers, commit random acts of beauty. I love the idea of making a Not-to-do list. The bright colorful drawings are charming. My only gripe is that they are so clearly oriented towards female readers. While women probably buy most self-help/ journal books, making it appealing to both genders could encourage men to participate in the projects. It could be a fun couples or small group activity. I like that the book does not have too much writing. The author gets to the point without complex data or endless repetition. Clement Wall concludes, “choosing love is an act of courage, and choosing to love yourself may be the most courageous act of all…There is no better gift you can give to the world than to bring into each day your best, most confident, most fully realized self – the person you become when you shower yourself with love.“ Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for granting access to an arc of this book for an honest review.
Cute book which gets you to stretch yourself every day. Some experiments are quick and easy and others take time. Highly recommend it. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I am reviewing this book for Judy Clement Wall, HCI Books, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review. I think we all need to take a step back sometimes and give some time over to ourselves and this book does this. It wants to help you find your awesomeness. It isn’t in your face but a light-hearted book you can dip in and out of. Some activities I thought at first I wouldn’t want to do but on reflection I probably will do them all. Some of the illustrations are a bit childish but again it’s a book, which is trying to appeal to a lot of people. Think this is going to be one of my New Year challenges. I can see myself using it in work (school) as well with some of our less-engaging pupils.
What a wonderful book! Very inspirational and I love the idea that you can do it in 30 days or even do each one for 30 days, whatever suits your lifestyle. I can't wait to put more of it into practice, though I'm never sure if i'll be brave enough to hug a stranger!
Whether you pick up this book and open to a random page or dedicate a month or more of your life to increasing self appreciation, you won't be sorry you started this adventure. While I would have preferred reading this in a print format, so I could doodle along with the artist's brilliant sketches, the ecopy I received from Netgalley for review purposes was very inspiring. It was a joy to read and I know I will revisit this book from time to time. The ideas are simple to implement. Some seem silly, others are heart touching and all will inspire you be kinder to others as well as to yourself. Following through on any activity will bring a smile to your face. Have fun with it!
I am enjoying the digital version of “Find Your Awesome,” but to enjoy it to the fullest, a print copy would be ideal. Since it is digital, I find myself forgetting to do the next days activities. If it were a print copy, I believe I would see book on my desk and remember to fulfill that days project. Often when we set out on a kindness quest, we focus solely on others. “Find Your Awesome” reminds us that we need to show that same love to ourselves. That isn’t as easy!! Maybe that’s why I “forget” to do the next days activity! Instead of vague “go find a way to love yourself” and “live you life to the fullest” propaganda, the author gives you actual activities to practice. Which is amazing, because honestly- sometimes we don’t know where to start. Most of us aren’t going to read a book one day and wake up the next morning feeling overwhelming self-love. We build our self love one day at a time.
Find Your Awesome is an entertaining step by step instruction workbook that will help you introspect and learn to love yourself. This book is in the form of a 30 day challenge, but you can shorten or lengthen the period according to your need. I took more than 30 days to do some and I didn’t even do those challenges in that order (which probably is not how you should do). If you are looking for a life changing piece of advice, then Find Your Awesome may not be your book. But you will definitely love it if you are up for fun and encouraging challenge to do. The book has place for you to write your lists and goals (like a journal) but I ended up using the good ol’ pen and paper. Final thought: Entertaining way to introspect and accept self love. Recommended to: Self help lovers who are looking for a monthly challenge.
This adorable journal is filled with delightful illustration and plenty of space for you to create your own responses to the challenges or simply color in the doodles throughout. It's SO important for us to take care of our own selves before we try to take care of the rest of the world, and each of these self-love challenges reminds us of that. and if you like to color, check out this part of the author's website: https://judyclementwall.com/coloring-pages/ I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
If you have a friend who needs a boost, there may be no better gift to give her than this book. It’s a grown-up activity book giving thirty days of pick-me-up activities with integrated fun worksheets. Two things that I really liked about it are: - It’s not too ‘spiritual’. There’s no mumbo-jumbo. Yoga and meditation hardly feature. (Not dissing yoga/meditation but they don’t work for all.) It’s a very practical book. - There’s not just a focus on the self, but also on making others feel good. I loved that aspect. The tone is friendly, the illustrations are bright and fun. One thought - I hope the publishers will offer a download for the worksheets,( essential for the Kindle edition) , so don’t feel inhibited by worrying about ‘spoiling’ their book. (Or others seeing it on the shelf and having a nosy.) Finally, you might have noticed that in the first line of this review I called your friend ‘her’. This book is clearly aimed at women – the illustrations see the reader as female. However, if your friend is a man who’s secure enough to live with that, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for him too. Thanks to Net Galley and HCI books for this uncorrected reader’s copy. PS – This book is already on sale at Amazon UK and I just went on there and bought a couple of copies to give as gifts! https://mypertopinions.blogspot.co.uk/
I really enjoyed this little book of tips and tricks! We used it as a self discovery tool in my middle school classroom after. I decided to utilize this as a mindfulness tool in my classroom after using it myself. It is a quick, easy to follow, fun adventure that I think anyone would benefit from - young and old! It forces you to carve out some me time, which is key to mental health!
This book is adorable, and I would absolutely buy it for our library, except that its journal/workbook format (perfect for the individual reader) will cause it to be written in by the first person who checks it out. But I am considering getting my own copy for personal use!
Thanks to Judy Clement Wall and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book. I thought that it was cute and fun, and I wish that I had it in paper copy. Passing the title along to friends!
This is a wonderful small book to work with for at least 30 days. It offers ideas and lots of creative space to find back to your awesome - and we are all awesome, we're just hiding it well. Some of the ideas were not new to me, like writing a letter to yourself, but with the added bonus of a creative project to go with it, I think I might be more tempted to explore them.
I’m a sucker for self-help books. When I saw the cute artwork on the cover I couldn’t resist requesting the appropriately titled Find Your Awesome. This short book has 30 different ideas on ways that you can learn how to start loving yourself. Some of the suggestions that stood out to me the most were: * Rocking my life list I need to make a life bucket list, so I have goals I am always reaching on meeting. * Hold a burning ceremony There are things about my past and myself I need to let go of, but my OCD reparative thoughts like to dwell on those things anyway. A burning ceremony of letting go would be acknowledging these things, but then physically letting them go by burning away their hold on me. * List 10 people you are grateful for Writing down 10 people I’m grateful for helps me stay focused on the important people in my life who help influence and shape me in who I’ve become through the years. * Organize something Organizing is something I like to do briefly, then my piles start up again. Going through my things and only keeping what is essential is therapeutic. I need to do more of it so there is more room in my life for things I truly need, plus I will feel less claustrophobic. * Unplug Unplugging from social media occasionally is important and something I want to do more often. It’s never a dire emergency to check notifications. If it’s an emergency the person will call me and leave a voicemail. * Be unapologetic I am a classic apology case. I apologize often to where it even annoys myself. I need to stop apologizing, especially when I’m not truly sorry. It’s a bad form of coming across humble and selfless when in reality you aren’t wanting to own your true feelings about something. * Write your personal manifesto Writing my own manifesto on how I want to live my life is something I need to do. It’s a way for me to have a nice, firm reminder of what I believe in, stand for and want to accomplish with my existence. * Decide what matters Deciding what matters can be a tough exercise. * Write yourself a love letter I don’t like being the center of attention, so the idea of writing myself a love letter sounds egotistical, but I need to honestly love me for me and writing it down will help cement it in my mind. * Design a book cover for your life story Some day I do want to publish. A memoir might be a tad strange, but to design a unique book cover for it would satisfy my creative side. These suggestions each speak to me in that they are ways I can uncover who I am down to my core. What would your answers be to these different suggestions on how we can love and care for ourselves more? I think with social media when can get so caught up in following other’s lives that we forget to be ourselves, to be our own unique selves. These suggestions help peel off the layers of fitting in, so that we can love ourselves for who we are. I know I don’t always like what I see when I peel back my protective layers, but it’s important for me to truly like myself, even the scary parts of me (body parts, personality, habits). If you need a uplifting pick me up, go find a copy of this short book. The artwork alone is sweet and inspiring. I received my free digital ARC of Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement Wall care of NetGalley from HCI Books in exchange for my honest feedback. Thank you Judy for an easy to use self-help book that will help society get their life balance back.
In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn't need a 30-day challenge to find and fall in love with your most playful, imaginative, and colorful self, but we don't live in a perfect world.
If you were to judge a book by its cover, then “Find Your Awesome” by Judy Clement Wall would appear to be just another self-help book. I mean, c’mon, even the title sound like most of those “you're broken-let’s fix it” or “complete dummy’s guide to being normal” type of books. But, the completely surprising thing is that it both is like so many of those other books and completely, and utterly, unique. This is not a typical self-help book, it’s a combination of self-help and guided journaling. What Judy Clement Wall has done do wonderfully is combining the guided journaling with the concept of self-love. Inside “Find Your Awesome” Judy explains (beautifully I might add) the concept of self-love and why it so important for EVERYONE. She then goes on to explain how she put together this guided journal, where she has incorporated her personality and humor into each and every page. I’m not even kidding on the humor part, as Judy has labeled each day with something witty. My personal favorites are: “Day 7: Call Bullshit on Should”; “Day 13: Hug it Out” (apparently Judy is a fan of Entourage?); and “Day 24: Make a Not-to-Do List”. I can't say enough good things about this little workbook/journal. And, as a mental health professional, I am already figuring out how to incorporate some of these activities into my work with clients!
Everything about this book makes you feel like there are endless possibilities to be happy and productive and...awesome! Wall has assembled a collection of perky, optimistic, self-affirming activities that will help you become more aware of yourself and the people and things around you. The list and calendar format provide fun and appealing starting points for turning your attitude around, and will appeal especially to the bullet journal crowd.
This book is a nice first step toward self discovery as well as self esteem boosting and being a journal it has lots of creative self expression. I'm going out and buying this book!
Find Your Awesome: A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self by Judy Clement Wall was a quick and enjoyable read that I got to check out thanks to my pals at NetGalley. This one is in a journal/checklist format, and it provides challenges around self-love and putting more kindness into the world. I didn't obvs take the 30 days to do all the challenges included, rather I just read through to see what this one was all about. I really enjoyed the concepts here. Some of the ideas were things I'd heard before (but appreciated hearing again), while others were new and useful ways to put more good into the world. I also really dug the style of this one. It was just designed in a really fun way that brought some additional positive energy to the read. I didn't go into this one thinking I'd get so much out of it! I wrapped this one with new strategies for how to make my dreams more of my reality.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read the ebook ARC in exchange for my voluntary, unbiased review. I enjoyed this book! It seems fun, engaging, and useful for anyone who may feel stuck, depressed, or unmotivated. The exercises are brief and offer a range of focus, making it appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds. Artistic talent is not required! I do suggest the physical book, instead of the digital version, to be able to doodle on the pages.
Find Your Awesome is a super cute book that is funny and very well written, it's also very organized. This books description is 100% right on. Judy writes this book with 30 days worth of things to do each day. I would highly reccommend this book, even to people who have already found their awesome, because this book is so good. There may be something that you don't already do, and you would like to try it. :)
This is a happy book. Seriously, reading it made me happier. It's designed used sort of like a journal--followed one day at time--with a new task to complete each day. But I was having so much fun, I initially read through the whole thing like a book. Then I went back and started over, and am following the tasks. I'm not really doing the one task per day---I'm more doing the "do the first task for a few days" thing and then add the 2nd task for a few more days. Some tasks I add on, some tasks I drop off, some tasks I keep doing. I'm only about halfway through the second time through, but I'm loving the experience. This is a colorful, cheerful book, designed to get you to take small actions to take care of yourself...bring out your creativity...love yourself...focus on yourself. That's really hard for a lot of us to do, but I like this approach a lot. Small little tasks you can do for a day, or a week or forever....I guarantee most will make you happier. I really loved this book, and think it's a great gift to give yourself...and an even better gift to give someone you love that maybe works too hard, or is too hard on themselves, or doesn't take enough time for themselves. Challenge them to give it a try. They don't have to finish it in 3o days or even 90 days... but start with the first task. And when that feels good, try to add the next one. Encourage them to try the next one....I bet they will end up happier, at least a little bit! I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
This book is great! It's full of so much positive advice and activities! I am taking part in the 30-day challenge every day on my blog and every day it is helping me to think more optimistically and see the world in a different, more positive way. And the tasks are fun to do each day too!
This is a really cute, fun book that directs you through exercises that are both entertaining and enlightening. I hope they publish it as a spiral bound journal so it's easy to work with.
A delightful journal that will brighten your day! It is a colorful self-help journal that will help a woman of any age to boost her self-esteem by following a day by day journal writing and doodling! I highly recommend this book! (It's also super fun!)
I really enjoyed taking part in this. Some of the days challenges were things i already do, so I just did the next days challenge. There were some really good ideas and I found the process thought provoking and character shaping. I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This journal is pure delight. Through daily challenges, it helps us connect with the people in our lives, ourselves and our dreams, and generally tap into joy. How amazing would our world be if each of us texted love each day, or took a moment to dance with someone, or just experienced gratitude? I’m buying this book for all the people I love.
A fun, inspirational 30 day journal with creative prompts mixed in. Designed to help people learn to love themselves, it offers different ways to let loose, spark creativity, spread love, and appreciate one's self more freely. This isn't a deep, soul-searching journey, so don't expect great depth from all the prompts, though some could get very real depending on your mindset when you do it. It is, however, happy, enjoyable, and very adaptable. It's available as an e-book, but do yourself a favor and go for the physical copy so you can doodle in it!
@FindYourAwesome by Judy Clement Wall I was lucky enough to review a copy of this book. It is adorable! I loved it. Very inspiring and really makes you think, I need to do something, take some action and find my awesome! Thank you for the read, I am looking forward to buying a paper copy of it, instead of the digital download.
This is a cute little book to help be positive and help others be positive too. You should buy the actual book instead of the Kindle because there are times to doodle and jot down some things also
This is such a great book, especially for women who are busy and don’t take time for themselves. This book is a 30-day self-love challenge, encouraging individuals to do one thing each day that will stimulate their creativity and live if self. I received an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and looking forward to picking up a hard copy of the book that I can write and draw in! 5/5 stars.
A fun witty read that challenges you to just let go of all your stress ( wouldn't that be the life)! It be better as a hard cover because its a journal but I made due! I loved what it was and think that Judy did great. The challenges were great and easy!
This was an interesting book, the kindle format ruined a little the experience, but I really liked it! This was helpful to me in a personal way
I received a copy of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement Wall is a fun and encouraging read! With whimsical illustrations and a casual warm tone, the book challenges you to 30 days of ways to engage with your creativity and to value yourself. I tend to be a little wary of both "love yourself" and "30 Day Challenge" books, but I was pleasantly surprised to find many activities that I really wanted to try. Wall's tone is so encouraging and warm, with suggestions on how to make the challenge your own, that Find Your Awesome feels inspiring rather than daunting. Best of all, Wall gives enough suggestions and ideas that almost any of the days could be spun into their own 30 day adventure. As a mom, teacher, and artist I look forward to trying some of the activities with students, friends and family. And as a very busy mom who is often hard on herself, and finds little time for creative expression, I am inspired to make it a part of my life by taking on this 30 day challenge. #NetGalley #FindYourAwesome #JudyClementWall #HCI #HealthCommunicationsInc
I started by following this book a day at a time but faltered over the month. I absolutely love the idea and can see this being a book you keep coming back to time and again when you need a pick me up and/or directed self-care. I loved how the author started off each challenge for you by showing what she did and then leaving a decorative blank space for you all started and ready to go. I used the eBook version so I found myself taking screenshots of the page and using a third party app to add text through labels. Some of the drawing ones were more difficult though and I kept forgetting to do them later when I had time and paper. I could see this belong an awesome book to gift with a blank sketchbook or journal. It would be perfect to keep repeating in your own space as your answers would change depending on your current life. I could also see the joy in buying this book in paper form and scribbling your answers directly in the book... Although the pragmatist in me would want to keep reusing it and wouldn't want the old answers to sway my new thoughts. Overall a great read I could see returning too frequently.
This is a great book for this time of year. It's a short, 30 days, challenge journal that allows you to find your true creative self and then allow that version of yourself to flourish for the rest of the year.
Oh, goodness! I like books like this! They are kind of self-help, but not like regular self-help books. It's not talking at you...wordy. I love that it's interactive! Has lots of fun things to do for yourself. made me smile a lot and gave me food for thought, I want to purchase this book as a keeper for my collection. it would make a great gift, too! Know someone who needs a pick me up? They'd probably love this book. Lots of useful and entertaining ideas in it.
Was a good book. It was inspirational, educational and it gave me a lot to think about. I would buy this book if I hadn’t already been given a copy. Thank you Judy Clement Wall for giving me an opportunity to read your book.
Find Your Awesome is an interactive book designed to make the reader realize just how talented, imaginative and, well, how awesome she is. There are thirty challenges and one can be completed each day with the intent to unwind, de-stress and reflect. The end result is an up-lifting feeling that will instill joy in your life while providing inspiration and motivation. The prompts aren’t difficult, there are a variety of activities, and it’s fun! As you progress through the challenges, you will learn to fall in love with yourself and with all you have to offer. In a word, you will discover how awesome you really are. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for review.
This is a wonderful small book to work with for at least 30 days. Each day she gives you another fun (and challenging!) exercise to try. It's inspirational and awesome. Regardless of where you are in the cycle of life, it is relatable.
This book is part self-help, part journal, part relaxation aid. It’s also a whole lot of fun! Accessible with a strong message, this book aims to help you to get the most out of life, to become more fulfilled and to spread joy to others. It doesn’t ask you to do anything difficult, or to beat yourself up about things you haven’t done yet. It celebrates what you have and provides support to make small changes. And I believe strongly that small changes can sometimes have the most impact. The best thing about the book is that you don’t have to do it all at once, you can spread out the activities. Or do them in any order you feel. You can even do them more than once. I received a free copy from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
What a lovely little book full of possibilities to live more richly, creatively and authentically. Each day gives you an exercise to create something, do something list something to really gets your creativity running and turns up your happiness factor.
Part creative journal, part inspirational boost, this is a joy to read. It's like a "you got this" note from a best friend - never cloying, but full of reminders that you are awesome, right here and right now. Don't think you're "creative" enough for this book? Don't let that stop you. Even if you don't do any of the prompts, this one is worth the read!
This book was so much fun and creative. I loved that every day for a month you get a totally different challange to open your mind and heart and find that creative side you may not know you had. You should definitely get this book no matter your age
Health Communications Inc and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Find Your Awesome: A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. I am not a self-help book reader: in fact, I usually go out of my way to avoid them. However, I am glad that I was offered the opportunity to read Find Your Awesome and I intend to put it to good use. This book is designed to help readers find themselves again, through 30 days of simple daily tasks dedicated to the ideas of self-love and exploration. The author talks about putting self first, that it is not shameful to think about your own well being before that of others. The 30 day list is easy to use, but is just a framework. Readers can make their own lists, drawing from their own creative sides and their own needs. The biggest thing that I learned from Find Your Awesome is that, in helping others, we can find validation within ourselves. Kind gestures have a ripple effect - saying hi to a harried cashier might make her/him feel more appreciated and may change their outlook. Readers are encouraged to use this book like a journal or notebook, with pages dedicated to the reader's own ideas. As my copy was an electronic one, I started my own paper notebook to hold my ideas. I might not do everything in Find Your Awesome, but I feel that the author is onto something good. I like the idea that a bad day can be turned around with an act of random kindness and that unplugging from our various devices can bring the real world into sharp focus. I would recommend this book, or the ideas contained within, to all readers, as Find Your Awesome can lead to real happiness.
Thank you Netgalley and HCI Books for an ARC in return of my honest review. This book is a fun 30 day journal toward self-love. I loved the fun artwork and font used as well as the lovely doodles for the reader to complete. The book gives a daily self-love practice to do over the course of a month, or longer if desired and at the end, the author encourages the reader to pick their favourite daily practices from the month to recreate their own self-care month. I am looking forward to recreating some of these, I especially loved the idea of the personal manifesto and things to save in the fire.
Find You’re awesome is an incredible journal to help on your journey to self love, appreciation and discovery. A 30 day journal with different inspirations and tasks to help on your journey to becoming awesome. Journaling is something I believe can help calm people and reduce stress and Anxiety. I will be showing this to my teenage daughter so she can do this journal herself.
This is a neat way to get yourself in a better place in your personal life. You can accept some challenges and try and they can lead to more insightful living.
I love interactive books! This one doesn’t disappoint. Thanks NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review!
What an amazing book!!! It makes you think of and helps you see things in a different way! I loved it! Can not recommend enough. Helped me get out of a funk and reach out and help others as well! It's a day by day guide to helping you change your viewpoint and feel good inside, while helping others as well. Great work!
I loved this book. It’s cheerful, bright and accessible. The tips and tasks are good fun and easy to follow. It really lifts your mood and brings happiness and a calm to your life going through it. I’ve read some quite serious books that just haven’t achieved what they set out to do and this absolutely has. It’s brilliant, smart, witty and fun. Throughly enjoyed reading this. I think I’ll probably do it all again.
This book is a great exercise in giving yourself the gift of “me time.” Each of the prompts in the 30-day challenge provides some kind of activity designed to boost your personal happiness and self confidence. I worked through the book and found the daily exercises to be a fun escape from daily expectations. I highly recommend this, especially for young women and teenagers.
I see this book being a valuable tool for older teen girls. To call BS on the world and what it's telling them. The world tells them they're not smart, pretty, popular enough. They need those thoughts quieted and ways to pull themselves back up before it's too late. Depression and anxiety are huge problems with young people today. It's hard to be successful and to give to the world when your cup is empty.
I loved this book! Super cute. Will recommend for sure! This book was exactly what I didn't know I was looking for!
This is such a sweet book! It's fun and is full of love and positivity. I really adored the cute illustrations and the font used, makes the book feel really light and carefree. I also appreciated how the author wrote open and honestly about her own experiences. The reason I didn't give it that extra star is because I felt some of the challenges were a little too similar to one another. Still an amazing book and I can definitely see me buying this for myself or a close friend/family member.
I was very pleased with this book. Fun and inventive ways to add positive thoughts to your day. I will be recommending this to friends and it would make a great gift. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement Wall. A creative journaling tool with inspiring and enlightening activities. Delightful illustrations. Do recommend getting the print copy to experience the full interactive experience of the activities highlighted. Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
This small self-help book is an examination of self. I liked it to well, a bought a hard copy too. The book is broken down into small, daily activities such as texting people to tell them they are awesome or what would a t-shirt with your logo on it say? You can work the activities in order (as I did) or pick them randomly according to your comfort zone. What a refreshing way to learn about yourself. I am tired of the serious, preachy books that tell me how to better myself is so many words I get bored by chapter two. Ms. Wall keeps things short that upon reading about the activity, one can put it into action. Additionally, her suggestions are simple and not costly. I highly recommend this book just for the fun of it. If you want to learn something about yourself, all the better. I received an ARC from HCI Books through NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book. I am voluntarily submitting this review.
This is a cute book filled with pictures, examples and step by step suggestions on how to like/love yourself more. It's all about self-love, pampering and inspiring quotes to memorize so that when you're feeling down you can remember a few to help lift your spirit. I'd say it's geared towards a teenage/adolescent/preteen crowd more than people like me who are almost 40 and know better. 3.5/4 stars total Thanks netgalley for giving me the advanced PDF so that I can share my opinions with y'all
I’m so excited to complete the challenges in this book! This book offers a month’s worth of self-love challenges, such as text self love, make a T-shirt, etc. this book has great exercises for anyone who wants to boost their self-image or just likes to be positive and creative. Hooray for positive books!