Here are the books I’ve read so far for 2023. If you recall my “goals” post for this year, I wanted to read at least ONE book per month. Anything more was just an added bonus.
For the first three months I managed to at least read TWO books. Of course, January was the impressive month with FOUR books because you know #newyears.
Minimalism: The Japanese Art of Declutter to Organize Your Home Life by Kiku Katana
An Almost Zero Waste Life: Learning How to Embrace Less to Live More by Megean Weldon
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place by Meik Wiking
The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Zen Buddhist Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy by Shunmyo Masuno
Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life by Joshua Becker (REREAD 🙂
Don’t Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk by Shunmyo Masuno
A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto
If you missed some of my thoughts on a Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind, check it out HERE.
If I HAD to pick, I would have to say so far this year my top favorite book was The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Zen Buddhist Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy by Shunmyo Masuno. Coming in a close second would be Matsumoto’s cleaning guide for the house and mind.
Something in me was called to reread Joshua Becker’s Things That Matter. It put a bit more things into perspective for me between the way in which I balance my family, work and personal life.
Hence me writing THIS blog post on a few ways I’ve been trying to create balance to recover [and avoid] burnout.
Remember, there are no quick fixes or magical solutions.
Just trying to learn and grow one day at a time.–Sabs 🌿