Alexandra Franzen Releases “The Checklist Book” to Share the Life Changing Power of Writing Down Daily Intentions

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Feeling stressed? Make a list. The book shows how creating a daily checklist can declutter your mind, reduce overwhelm, simplify your day, and bring more joy and meaning into your life.

Checklists tend to create a feeling of immediate relief and empowerment. That ‘I got this, it’s doable, I can handle this’ feeling. Checklists can change your life.

Alexandra Franzen has announced the release of her newest book, The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day.

With so many distractions and stressors in today’s world, it’s difficult to get organized and stay focused on the priorities that really matter. Enter, The Checklist Book.

The Checklist Book focuses on setting realistic goals and celebrating tiny wins throughout your day (“drink a glass of water,” “walk for ten minutes in the fresh air,” “call mom to tell her a hilarious story”). Ultimately, the book helps readers to feel more focused and energized, clear mental clutter, and feel calmer every day.

“I wrote The Checklist Book because we live in a noisy, busy world that’s obsessed with doing more, more, more,” said author, Alexandra Franzen. “So many people try to cram 1,000 tasks into a 24 hour period--which just isn’t realistic or healthy. In our quest to be more productive, we actually end up with the opposite result: feeling drained and stuck. Plus, many people feel perpetually overwhelmed, like they’re drowning in commitments, no room to think or even breathe.

How can we feel better? A good place to begin is taking a deep breath--and then making a simple one-page checklist. Writing by hand. Ink to paper. Back to basics.

There are so many different kinds of checklists you can make--a daily checklist, annual checklist, and checklists for navigating painful situations like a break-up or divorce. It’s all about decluttering your mind, taking your intentions, and putting things in writing. Checklists tend to create a feeling of immediate relief and empowerment. That ‘I got this, it’s doable, I can handle this’ feeling. Checklists can change your life.”

Through The Checklist Book, readers learn valuable skills, including:

  • The history of the checklist and why it remains so relevant and effective today.
  • The science of checklists and why it feels so incredibly satisfying to make a list and check things off.
  • How checklists can help you create a more balanced life--with time for things you need to accomplish (emails, errands, bills) and time for things you want to experience (yoga, stargazing, hiking in nature, quality time with people you love).
  • How to create a daily checklist, seasonal checklist, annual checklist, self-care checklist, workout checklist, marketing checklist, birthday checklist, and checklists for challenging situations like coping with grief and heartbreak, moving to a new city, and navigating other types of big life transitions.

The Checklist Book is now available for sale at Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. The Kindle version of the book is available for $11.99 and the paperback version is available for $18.95.

https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Book-Realistic-Celebrate-Overwhelm/dp/1642501182

Checklists will change your life.

About Alexandra Franzen
Alexandra Franzen is an author, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Hawaii. Her newest book through Mango Press is called The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day. She is also the author of: So This Is the End: A Love Story (#1 Amazon New Release), and she wrote the questions for Our Q&A a Day (a question-of-the-day journal for couples to complete together, #1 Amazon Bestseller several years in a row). In addition to writing books, she's the Founder of the Tiny Press, an award-winning publishing imprint specializing in very short books--quick reads, around 100 pages or less. Her writing has been published in places like Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. http://www.alexandrafranzen.com/

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