it’s not just a trend

In recent years, meditation has become the new it practice, and people have started to slow down and actively work to become more present, more in the moment, and more…mindful. It’s been a self-proven movement that nobody can refuse in a world where life gets in the way and it’s tricky to find time to yourself.

There are many ways to work on yourself–from meditation, to exercise, to apps and books. Here are a few books you may want to add to your Amazon cart:

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An introduction to the practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh, who will teach you that every opportunity (even peeling an orange!) holds a chance to work towards peacefulness.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle reiterates how living in the now is the path to happiness and enlightenment. It dives into what living in the moment actually means too.

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero is not a self help or mindful book, but it’s definitely a tool that will help you get to your best self. It’s a lighter read, with funny and inspiring stories that help you identify what’s getting in your way and how to overcome it and live a happy life.

Here is also some quick inspiration that taps into what mindful people do everyday. It can be as simple as focusing on your breathing. And if you need a tech boost to get started, check out the Calm and Headspace apps.

Image via Den Meditation

By Alexis Bendjouia

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Thank you all so much for your messages! I read every one and they make me love what I do even more!!, xxN