As career girls it can be hard to switch off from a day’s work, often continuing working into the late hours even after you clock off from your desk. But one practice that’s gaining popular attention is mindfulness. Simply put, it’s the art of sitting still and focusing on your breath and thoughts. There’s a whole range of online courses, apps for your mobiles and books to help you make the most out of this practice first invented by Buddha more than 2,600 years ago. We’ve rounded up the best books to help you stay zen even with a hectic schedule.
This tiny green and gold book is not only pleasing on the eye but it also has a handful of quotes and tips to inspire you to focus and slow down. It strikes the perfect balance, teaching you to smile and appreciate every day without being smug or over the top!
Mindfulness: 25 Ways to Live in the Moment Through Art
This masterpiece by Christopher André is truly a work of art. Each chapter begins with an interpretation of a work of art, in order to bring the mindfulness principles he uses to life. This is a unique meditation manual which uses famous paintings as a pathway into meditation, perfect for an art lover.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Kabat-Zimm maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in your everyday life. Whether you are new to the practice or a firm believer, the book challenges us to reclaim the deeper meaning of moments in our lives.
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life
If you struggle getting up in the morning, press the snooze button twice, skip breakfast, or run out of time to apply makeup, then this book will be your saviour. The book details the benefits of creating a relaxing routine every morning, and how beneficial this will be to your day, week and year.