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11 Books to Read to Jump Start Your 2022

11 Books to Read to Jump Start Your 2022

New year, new reads. The beginning of the year is the time when we set our intentions for n the coming months. Whether it’s wanting to create new habits, declutter your environment, or learn a new skill—books can definitely help you make that first step.

If you are looking for the perfect read to be your companion as you start off a new journey, you have come to the right place. Check out these titles that could guide you towards living off your best year yet.


STARTING A NEW CHAPTER: BUILDING HABITS

Lead a healthier life and begin your journey with a fresh perspective in mind. These suggested books could encourage you to adapt small lifestyle changes that can make big, lasting effects. 


Atomic Habits by James Clear

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.  In Atomic Habits, James Clear draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from real people who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.


The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg

Award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


Kaizen by Sarah Harvey

Lifestyle changes can be overwhelming. But with Sarah Harvey’s Kaizen, big goals become small, approachable steps. This Japanese method first made waves in the business world by launching Toyota to success; it also adds magic to Marie Kondo's life-changing method of tidying up. Kaizen will help readers realize their amazing potential to enhance everyday lives.


A WORK IN PROGRESS: SOUND MIND & BODY

This year, put and love yourself first: learn a new skill or know more about your body with these books that will inspire you to become more grounded and self-aware.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker, a neuroscientist and sleep expert, provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. In Why We Sleep, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night's sleep every night. 


Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton

A captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, wabi sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. Beth Kemption’s Wabi Sabi is a definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.


Cooking At Home by David Chang & Priya Krishna

One of David Chang’s challenges is being a chef can make you the worst kind of home cook. But now, with a family to feed, chef David faces the same challenges as any home cook: how to make something as delicious as possible, in the least amount of time possible, with as little mess as possible. Cooking At Home is a guide to the culinary dark arts of substituting, adapting, shortcutting, and sandbagging, like par-cooking chicken in the microwave before showing you seven ways to blast it with flavor in a four-minute stir-fry or a ten-minute stew, because he is as tired as you are of doing things the hard way.


ONE DAY AT A TIME: EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES

Get your daily dose of inspiration and light from the pages of a fresh read. These titles offer timeless and practical learnings that you can apply in your everyday life.


The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Stoic philosophy has long been the secret weapon of history’s greatest and wisest leaders–from emperors to artists, activists to fighter pilots. The Daily Stoic is a beautifully packaged daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, featuring new translations of the most celebrated Stoics with historical context and practical tips from bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Aimed at the high-octane, action-oriented doers of our wired world, this book brings new daily rituals and new perspectives to produce balanced action, insight, effectiveness, and serenity.


The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno

Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show readers how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life. In The Art of Simple Living, you will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so much more.


LESS IS MORE: DECLUTTER & SIMPLIFY

Get rid of all those unnecessary clutter so you can make more space for things that truly matter. If you don’t know where to start, scan these books to make you appreciate that sometimes less is more. 


Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. 


Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sosaki

In Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.


Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

Despite our constant search for new ways to “hack” our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming more lonely and anxious. We strive for the absolute best in every aspect of our lives, ignoring what we do well naturally. In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside and start living instead of doing. 


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