Books make us feel cosy! We just love enjoying a few minutes of reading before sleep At the end of a long day, it's such a relief to slide into bed. If you include some light reading before turning off the light, you will relax more easily, it will improve your memory and imagination. Even the quality of your sleep will improve.
The following reads are perfect to inspire your year - they will keep you company between your soft sheets. Who knows? These books might just change your life in 2020!
1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
At this point, if you haven't heard of Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo, you are living under a rock. This book is perfect if you are into home organization: it offers you a method for simplifying, organizing and decluttering. Kondo challenges readers to be introspective and keep only the possessions that add joy to their lives, getting rid of the rest.
2. Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
This journal features an intimate introduction by the one and only Mrs. Obama. A series of inspiring questions and quotes that will help readers self-reflect and discover their own story. 'It's not about being perfect,' she writes. 'There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, (...), in using your authentic voice.' This book is a starting point to get the most out of life.
3. Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
Looking for a book on living simply - even in a city environment? Erin Boyle lives with her husband and children in New York City, where she writes a blog on 'slow, simple, sustainable living". Her approach to conscious consumer habits inspires us to cherish what is truly significant and useful. A practical guidance for detachment and personal happiness.
4. F*ck No!: How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can't, You Shouldn't, or You Just Don't Want Toby Sarah Knight
A follow-up to her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight presents us here with yet another bold take on how to balance life. That means sticking up for yourself and saying 'no" to things you really don't want to do. Just read and don't let anyone make you feel guilty for it.
5. Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living by Fumio Sasaki
After rejecting possessions and walking the minimalist path, Fumio Sasaki began feeling happier. This book explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward 'rules" that help lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.
6. Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Want to infuse wellness into your life? As the founder of The Huffington Post, one of the most successful media companies in the world, Arianna 'had it all" - yet one day was made to question herself after exhaustion took over. This book relies on ground-breaking research to prove the effects of mindfulness, giving, and finding plenty beyond climbing the ladder of what we know as 'success".
7. The Book you Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry
If you're a working parent of small children who never seem to sleep or slow down, we know it can be hard to keep your cool (and your sanity). Nothing like your usual parenting 'handbook', this bestseller is the game-changer you need. Perry reassures you gently, but firmly, that parenting is not a 'hackable' chore, and children are not problems to be fixed. Parenting is a relationship and kids are individuals to be understood and supported.
8. Interiors by Ryan Korban
Interior design books are our favourite kind to display on the coffee table! When you don't work together with a decorator, a well-curated library can be your strongest ally. And Ryan Korban needs no introduction. In this monograph, he presents a fresh look at twenty-first-century contemporary spaces, exploring what makes spaces feel truly 'new and now".
Start creating a mindful evening routine now: improve your lifestyle and enjoy a sound sleep. Crawl under the covers with a cup of tea and your favourite novel for 'just one more page".
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