I love reading, and in 2019 I read some great books! I picked my top 3 favorites to recommend to you.
1-Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. This was probably my top favorite book of 2019. I’ve read over and over again that we need to manage our stress to stay healthy since stress affects EVERYTHING, but actually managing your stress is hard! When I was researching how to manage it, meditation came up over and over. At first I stayed away from it, thinking it was a non-Christian practice. But when I listened to a podcast interview with Emily Fletcher of the Ziva Technique, I knew I had to get her book! The Ziva Technique isn’t spiritual or mystical, it’s quite scientific with measurable results. The book does a fantastic job of laying out how bad stress is on many aspects of the body. It gives quite a few before and after physical markers of people who use practice Ziva. It gives a thorough explanation of what the technique is so you can do it without paying for the classes she offers. Since starting the technique, I’ve been noticeably calmer and less inclined to fly off the handle. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
2-The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This is a truly remarkable book! There are lots of books out there on organizing and cleaning, but this one seems to stick. When her method is followed correctly she has a 100% success rate. 100%! That’s worth looking into. The book gives instructions how to methodically tidy your home. It includes step by step pictures for folding clothes too. I’ve started the method at my apartment and have been SO happy with the results. It’s true that a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind. To clear your mind, clear your space! You’ll feel less stressed. Her method is for the entire house, so it’s quite a project to tackle. Well worth it, though! If you want a sneak peak, check out her Netflix show to get an idea of what you’re in for.
3-Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This was probably the most thought provoking book I read all year. It challenged some of my beliefs and really made me stop and ponder what I just read. It covers boundaries in all types of relationships such as relationships with your boss, friend, spouse, child, parent, teacher, etc. Lots of real life examples (with names changed) are given, so you’ll read many scenarios you can relate to. Anyone with literally any relationship can benefit from this book, so I highly recommend it for all adults, no matter where you’re at in life.
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