Keep Calm and Slow Down

When questions pop up in our minds, we often turn to books as they can often provide guidance and insightful advice. If you are seeking a simpler lifestyle and a more peaceful present, these titles may offer some answers.

A Subtle Art of Not Giving a F * ck

A great book for those who are learning how to “ignore.” According to the author Mark Manson, you can’t wholly “ignore” everything, but you can choose to focus on the essentials and get rid of things that aren’t worth bothering about. As a result, paying less attention gives you more time to understand and enhance your self-value. The book also brings a new perspective on failure and sadness. We are not wrong when we are sad, but we are wrong when we blame the situation. With straightforward tips and humour, Mark Manson has written a book with realistic advice for those looking to build a more simple lifestyle.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

This is a 200-page book that aims to change a reader’s way of thinking. According to author Miguel Ruiz, your life will be much easier and more breathable if you can live by four simple principles: Be careful with words; avoid being biased; don’t make assumptions; and always try your best. The book has the reader reflect on small, yet important, points. From thinking to words, he notes that actions need more than just kindness and less selfish judgment. Written in a short and concise style, this is a good choice for those who are leaning towards a minimalistic lifestyle.

Let That Sh * t Go: Find Peace of Mind and Happiness in Your Everyday

Yes, there are many unique perspectives on searching for peace and simple happiness. But, authors Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw point out an undeniable truth – people are always struggling to give up having petty, negative thoughts. Although it is not easy, you need to let them go to make way for good and peaceful thoughts. The book’s gentle, humorous, and sincere words encourage you to love yourself, live with reality, get rid of negativity, and, eventually, enjoy inner peace.

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Indulge in a ringing reminder of your greatness. Each of us possesses infinite potential – the power that drives us to success. Along with that comes obstacles. Author Jen Sincero analyzes the process of thinking and human behaviour to identify habits needed to live fully. Packed with humorous, gracious little stories, and pleasant exercises, the book offers advice to those who are willing to change, overcome fears, and learn to love the inevitable in life.

The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment

“Living with reality is the way to happiness” is the message that author Eckhart Toller sends out in this book. When we spend too much time tormenting ourselves with the past or thinking about the future, we easily forget the here-and-now reality – the only thing we can control. Everyone has a lot of plans, meetings, and hundreds of things to do every day, but he advises we let our minds roam, relax, and enjoy small bits of happiness. Toller advises us to live with each moment, focusing on our understanding and the search for satisfaction in the soul. Written with a delicate and gentle tone, this book is medicine for those who need peace.

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