best books on decluttering
I love reading and have a huge library on homeopathy and health. All the books that I review on this site I've read, and have found practically useful as a practicing homeopath. Here is my list of the most handy books on tidying and decluttering.
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the life-changing magic of tidying up
Everyone knows the Marie Kondo way of decluttering. Choose one category, such as clothes, place all the items in a pile, then one by one hold each item in your hands, and ask if it brings you joy. If not discard it, if yes, find a special place for it.
This book not only changed my life but also the way I practice homeopathy. My main focus as a homeopath has always been on getting my patients to live healthy lifestyles. The problem was that I had too much going on in my head. This book not only helped me tidy my home and office, but also helped me tidy all of those disorganized ideas about health and come up with a clear and simple strategy.
I believe that the fist thing someone with fibromyalgia should do is get their house in order. Once this is done it’s so much easier to get their life in order. This book lays out the perfect strategy to do that without sacrificing too many precious spoons.
“My clients always sound so happy, and the results show that tidying has changed their way of thinking and their approach to life. In fact, it has changed their future. Why? This question is addressed in more detail throughout the book, but basically, when you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need in life and what you don’t, and what you should and shouldn’t do.”
declutter your mind
Barrie Davenport and S.J. Scott
Since we're on the topic of decluttering our homes, why not also declutter our minds?The goal of this book is simple and that is to teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that's holding you back from living a meaningful life. Davenport and Scott take a systematic approach covering topics such as the causes of mental clutter, how to reframe negative thoughts, and eliminate bad relationships, and how to create goals that connect to your passions.
This site is about the treatment of fibromyalgia so you might be asking if this book in any way will help with fibromyalgia. The answer is a definate "yes." The fibromyalgia mindset is often one of anxiety, depression, and overthinking. Declutter Your Mind is full of practical exercises you can do that will have an immediate, positive impact on your mindset.
design a healthy home
Simple, practical advice on how to create a home for health and happiness. Using the latest research in wellbeing and Biophilic Design, Oliver Heath teaches us how to transform every space in our homes to create a restorative and nurturing environment. He shows us the benefits of connecting to nature, maximising natural light, improving air quality, and the right way to add colour, texture, and pattern to create spaces that improve relaxation, recuperation, social connections, and sleep.
the little book of hygge
Loosely translated, Hygge is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe." Ironically many books on minimalism and the simplicity of life are themseves complex books that are hard to read. What I love about this book is that it simple, clear and delightfully illustrated.