Being someone of a creative nature, I go through periods of time where inspiration is hard to come by and on occasion, completely non-existent. It’s safe to say that I get bored very easily and have to constantly find new ways to do what I like/ love without it becoming repetitive or played out.
And, in hopes to re-ignite my creativity I decided to look to a place that I wouldn’t normally look to – A Lifestyle book.
Lifestyle books have been quite hyped up lately, and I can’t say I’m surprised, the content that is covered in them at the moment is brilliant.
They aren’t just a great tool for inspiration but can also help you to improve characteristics about yourself that you don’t like or want to change, and in general just provide some great tips on tackling daily tasks.
Given this, I have set myself a mini Autumn/ Winter Lifestyle book list, to read or flip through every now an again as a little pick me up (inspirationally and mentally.)
A Danish way of life, Hygge is best translated to English as cosiness, creating intimacy and being in the presence of soothing things. In his book The Little Book of Hygge, let author Meik Wiking be your guide to all things hygge with chapters exploring lighting, togetherness and home, this is the definitive guide to creating a cosier life. There’s even delicious recipes including mulled wine, Danish meatballs and tasty bread.
‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ is your guide to how to stop worrying about what you should do rather than what you want to do, and how to focus on living your best life.From the bestselling author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k’, Sarah Knight shares her frank tried-and-tested methods and tips to help you to organise your goals and take back control of your personal project that has been sitting on the back burner. Whether that’s quitting your day job and moving abroad, balancing work and fun, or saving money, this straight-talking guide will help you achieve it.
‘The Surprising art of caring less and getting more’. Are you stressed out and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before yourself? Whether you are stressing over work or caring too much about what other people think of you, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K’ will teach you how to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like. From family dramas, relationships to work stress and achieving a bikini body, Sarah Knight explains how to rid yourself of obligations, shame and guilt and encourages you to do what makes you happy. By using her ‘Not Sorry Method’, learn the power of not giving a f**k that will free you to spend your time, energy and money on things that really matter.
Refresh your knowledge about the world of etiquette with How to be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World: The Art of Living with Style, Class & Grace.Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of social media, as well as how to land an internship or your first job in today’s competitive market.Like the big sister you wish you had this book provides advice in a way that is both understanding and fun, so readers will be living a life of style, class and grace in no time! Chapters include Social Media Etiquette, Just a Little Bit of Respect and Less is More.
If faced with a tricky situation, find your answers in You Got This. Bursting with quotes, this little book will remind you that whatever life throws your way, you got this!
A fun and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne in the 21st Century. Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas give their very original views on style, culture, attitude and men alongside making fun of their complicated, often contradictory, feelings and behaviour. These modern Parisiennes will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more.