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Slow Down & Simplify with These 3 Books

Spring is a time of new beginnings. It can be a time to start fresh, try something new, and simplify our lives. Many people find themselves cutting out the parts of their lives that no longer serve them and instead looking to what energizes them and makes them happy. As we move out of the cooler months that can stifle our energy and creativity, here are a few books to get inspired to slow down and simplify our lives.


The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent

Find joy in the small things like the perfect cup of tea, the sun hitting the window just right, and start to appreciate the present. Learn how to take time to slow down for the activities you enjoy.


Get creative, bake, draw, garden, and create. The art of cottagecore is not just an aesthetic, but can be a tool to romanticize and love our own lives.





The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

If you are familiar with the show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you will know Kondo helps people evaluate their spaces to discover what causes them stress and what brings them joy.


You can also check out her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Our homes can be a joy instead of a burden. From the book, get more tips to make your space a place of tranquility.





Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

Just as it can give us wonderful connections and the ability to share and receive information, without boundaries, it can also cause us to look outward at what we are missing instead of inwardly on what we have.


Learn how to focus your digital life to create more balance overall.





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