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5 of the best self-care books to read

5 of the best self-care books to read
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From breathing exercises to personal stories, inspiring quotes and engaging activities, we put together a list of five of our favourite self care books to kick start your January.

take a moment book

Take A Moment: Activities to Refocus, Re-centre And Relax Wherever You Are, in partnership with Mind and Michael O’Mara: £9.99, Waterstones

Created in partnership with mental health charity Mind, this book focuses on teaching you to develop your own methods for managing stress and anxiety. Described as a self care companion Take A Moment will teach you simple techniques to help find your calm with breathing practices, exercises and creative tasks on each page. With beautifully designed watercolour illustrations and small enough to be carried around, this book is both practical and inspiring. All proceeds go to Mind. 

Favourite quote: "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

good vibes, good life book

Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness, Vex King: £7.91, WHSmith

How can you learn to truly love yourself? How can you transform negative emotions into positive ones? Is it possible to find lasting happiness? In this book, Instagram guru Vex King answers all of these questions and more, using his own personal experiences to become a source of hope for thousands and continually inspire.  This book is the perfect guide for those seeking to live a more meaningful life.

Favourite quote: "Stop trying to impress people. Impress yourself. Stretch yourself. Test yourself. Be the best version of you that you can be."

lightly book

Lightly, Francine Jay: £9.98, Amazon

Whilst there are no shortage of decluttering books available, we have to say that this is one of the best! Lightly uplifts your thoughts, your actions and  your day. Whilst this book does focus on decluttering, there is an equal emphasis on lightening stress, your spirit and lightening your impact on the planet. With a strong philosophy, this book is about adopting a lifestyle centred on one single word: lightly.

Favourite quote: "Create lightness in your home and you’ll invite more of it into your life."

madly in love with me book

Madly in Love with Me: The Daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own Best Friend, Christine Arylo: £13.99, Amazon

A break through book on self love, this is meant for the soul. Very well written with a great sense of humour, you will find this a joy to read and it will teach you to love yourself. It is a real eye opener with fun and practical ways to explore and embody the the ten branches of self love. 

Favourite quote: "I imagine a world in which each girl grows up believing that, regardless of her accomplishments, she is more than enough, just because she is herself."

Kintsugi wellness book

Kintsugi  Wellness , Candice Kumai: £20.75, Amazon

 Author Candice shares what she's learned and guides us through her favourite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength. Drawing from her own personal experiences, this book shows us how Japanese traditions can enhance not just our bodies but our minds and spirit. Interwoven with dozens of healthy Japanese inspired recipes and heart warming stories, Kintsugi wellness  provides the tools we all need to live a healthy and meaningful life and gives us a truly delectable book. 

Favourite quote: "We’re so busy being hard on ourselves that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we are also deserving of the self-care it takes to maintain our health and happiness."

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