Mindfulness–the ability to be mentally present–generates a lot of buzz lately. Known for its ability to reduce stress and allow people to live in the moment, people have been turning to this practice as a remedy for anxiety. Much like any other skill, mindfulness requires practices. To better understand mindfulness and how to implement it in your daily life, check out these mindfulness books.
- The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
Headspace, a popular meditation app, helped catapult mindfulness into the mainstream. Their talent lies in the ability to make mindfulness accessible to everyone. Headspace is all about checking in with yourself in simple ways, and not just chanting along to solemn music. This guide is perfect for beginners, and it helps you learn the necessary basics.
- Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
While there are tons of new mindfulness books on the market, sometimes a classic is the best way to go. For timeless advice, there’s Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. With over 750,000 copies sold to date, Kabat-Zinn changed lives when his book was originally published in 1994. The emphasis throughout the book is on the everyday–rather than feel pressured to have elaborate setups for your meditation, he advocates for mindfulness in everyday moments.
- The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace by Patrizia Collard
If trying to become a mindfulness master seems daunting to you, The Little Book of Mindfulness is here to help. Touting just 10 minutes of practice a day, this book is full of quick exercises that will add up to a whole lot of change. From being present to practicing gratitude, this little book packs a whole lot of heart and help.
- A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness by Irene Smith & Astrid van der Hulst
Authors Irene Smith and Astrid van der Hulst found a way to mesh innovation and mindfulness together for all the creatives out there. A Book That Takes Its Time relishes in the unrushed journey toward mindfulness. Filled with bound-in cards, mini-journals, and stickers, mindfulness becomes a hands-on practice filled with artistry. For mindfulness that’s out of the box, A Book That Takes Its Time is the way to go.