3 books that will change your life30.03.2016
While I was advising you how you can clean out your closet fast with one simple trick, I couldn’t get the idea of writing about books that changed my life. What sparked that idea is this urge to share everything that I learned through my journey of getting to know my real self, downsizing my belongings and, later on – being careful and wisely picking what I bring into my life, mind and home.
It took me a long time and a lot of self-reflecting to become aware of all the things that weren’t at their best in my life. The amount of everyday stress was piling on that it started looking like it has a mind of its own. Somewhere along this path of constant learning about my inner being, I stumbled upon things that really changed my perspective and habits. I am sharing these with you in good hope they will be as life-changing for you as they were for me.
“The Power Of Less”
– Leo Babauta
Never have I read something so simple yet so striking in my life. This relatively short book is written by Leo Babauta, a man who does exactly what he preaches. In his work you will not find fluff, lies, unattainable goals or anything he hasn’t already tried and tested himself. Everything he does revolves around finding an essence of things and thriving on only what you truly need in life, without depriving yourself of anything. This book is worth every cent for the long-term impact on your life it can provide – you can get it on Amazon. In addition, you can download his free e-book “Thriving On Less” and read his invaluable articles on zenhabits.net.
“The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up”
– Marie Kondo
I had briefly mentioned this book when I shared my tips on minimizing your wardrobe. Nowadays, this is a very popular book. Even though it was originally released in 2011, back in the day only few people were talking about it online. I cannot even recall how I stumbled upon it but sure am glad I did! Marie Kondo has been an expert on organizing and tidying since a very young age. Throughout the book she shares insights into her life story as an illustration for her points. It’s an easy read with a strong message and user-friendly tips on keeping your life clutter-free. Kondo promises that once you declutter and simplify properly you will never have to do it again, for you’ll be wiser next time around. Whether you’re a person of few possessions or an avid collector of all things on earth – you’ll definitely take away some valuable lessons. Get the book on Amazon. Her official KonMari smartphone app is coming spring 2016, according to her website.
“Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life” – Martin Seligman
Have you ever felt helpless and down on life for no apparent reason? Have you ever thought that could be your own fault? This book is filled with examples how our minds are funny little creatures which, if left unattended for too long, can slowly ruin our lives. Our helplessness and our pessimism are learned traits. And this piece of brilliance by psychologist Martin Seligman is not only informing you about it all but teaching you how to counteract it. The book will leave you feeling inspired to take your life into your own hands and be mindful of your thoughts that can make or break you. You can pick up the book on Amazon and if you’re interested in psychology – watch Dr Seligman’s TED talk titled “The new era of positive psychology”.
Have you read any books that changed your life? Let me know your must-reads in the comments bellow!