When should we take time to care for ourselves? Always is invariably a good time to take care yourself. With stress often a threat to our peace of mind, we need to know how to achieve mindfulness that successfully hurdles the hard knocks, moment to moment.
Often, the question is how. Modern information is abundant with advice so we’ve challenged ourselves to sift through the jungle. Glad we did, as we’ve spotted some stand-outs for you: four self-care books that give you the know-how on keeping yourself in balance, everyday.
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by: Sarah Knight
Bleepable words aside, this self-help gem is a hilarious yet pragmatic approach to recognizing and ridding yourself of unwarranted shame, guilt, worry or obligation. It empowers you to declutter your mental space by teaching you “how to stop spending time you don't have with people you don't like doing things you don't want to do.” It exhorts you to embrace that which makes you happy and whole.
The Power of Now by: Eckhart Tolle
Focusing on the now is key to living a life of happiness and enlightenment. Written in a clear, supportive voice, this spiritual guidebook highlights the value of living in the present. What was and will be simply don’t deserve inordinate amounts of your regret and worry. Instead, Tolle teaches how to live with gratitude, even for the smallest things. Known for being a transformational experience for many, this book could be the answer for people seeking lasting inner peace.
Chatter by: Ethan Kross
We all have an inner voice, which talks to you as a critic or a cheerleader. Kross analyzes how the silent conversations we have with ourselves can define a lot of aspects in our lives--- relationships, career, health, and our future. This easy, digestible read shows the tools we already have to master self-talk into helping us lead more productive, fuller lives.
Declutter Your Mind by: S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
Learn to streamline your thinking by cleaning up toxic thoughts and addressing issues that create their buildup. This handy book trains you how to attain mindfulness and get rid of the mental junk that’s threatening your mental peace and clarity. Although its ideas are not revolutionary, this book provides you with concrete techniques that, if practiced regularly, can help you make genuine, lasting changes toward achieving a more positive frame of mind.