16 Great Books About Living A Simple Life

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This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Living A Simple Life. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet by Felice Cohen

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Could you live in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord? Could you do it for five years? And could you be happy? Felice Cohen could. And she was. A YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with over 25 million views. She has heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice’s highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space, smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her “extra rooms.” 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 90 Square Feet (…or more) is a “want to” guide on how to “live large” in any size space, the message being: eliminate clutter and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this book will be of real practical and immediate value.

The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno

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This is the best book about living a simple life because this book shows us how to live in peace, tranquility and happiness. The Art of Simple Living contains all the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki who was born in Japan and educated by Japanese scholars. Japanese Zen monks handed down these lessons for 1,500 years. Each page will make you think about simplicity, not only inside yourself but also outside yourself. It will give you tools to focus on what’s important to you both at work or at home. The book helps us find the essence of things that lead us back into balance so we can really love our lives while still having purpose and meaning for our existence here on Earth.

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

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Minimalism is a lifestyle that has grown in popular, asking you to embrace the possessions that truly bring you value, while selling those things that do not. Digital minimalism asks you to reevaluate your digital lifestyle by embracing a 30-day digital fast. During this time, you should reconnect with the activities you did when younger: reading, playing sports, going for walks, etc. After the 30-days, reintroduce the digital lifestyle one by one, evaluating whether each item truly brings you value. If not, stop using it.

Sassy Food by Ja-ne de Abreu

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Sassy Food is an empowerment tool disguised as a fun photo book to show how we can benefit in many ways. It shows how to nurture the heart and soul of the reader as well as growing food anywhere, any time of year on any budget. There is a treasure trove of information along with a palpable sensitivity for oneness with ourselves, one another, and our planet.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

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With a ‘two-minute rule’ and a tangible strategy on learning to adjust your habits, this book will get you hyped up in creating lasting routines that will make you a better version of yourself. With New Year approaching there’s no better time to read this actionable masterpiece.

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders

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I was skeptical when I started this book but it turned me around with the authors’ insightfulness on simple living. Addressing themes of consumerism, hedonism, and sustainability, all tackled within a year of Cait only purchasing essentials. The meaning behind our constant ‘need’ for things in our lives, when stripped back is challenging, and I can honestly say learned so much from this book.

The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

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The reason I loved this book lies in her stressing of the motto _Less is More, Less is Happy_. She encourages us to treasure the little things have in life; Put them on display, and reflect on the pleasure from that simplistic living. I wouldn’t say she asked me to live the life of a hermit. On the contrary, she taught me the necessity of simple living. Just like how a phone depreciates in speed and quality when its world gets cluttered by unwanted apps, our life loses interest when we stuff our world with stuff we don’t need.

The More of Less by Joshua Becker

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It’s a beautiful book that makes you realize the importance of little things in your life. How decluttering is necessary to make room for new things to come into your life, and more. The book is a result of the author’s realisation while he was arranging his garage on a weekend and spent the whole day while doing so.

The Happy Mind by Kevin Horsley

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This book showcases the true essence of hassle-free living, such as the definition of real happiness and the ways of holding onto that happiness. Although there could never be any particular definition of happiness as the definition of happiness differs from one to another. The Happy Mind can take you on a bumpy ride to make you understand what makes you mirthful, how you can sustain happiness instead of looking for short-term gratification, and many more.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari By Robin Sharma

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It’s a revealing story providing the readers with a simple yet profound way to live life. Julian Mantle, a lawyer who has made his fortune and name in the profession. A sudden heart attack jolts havoc in the successful lawyer’s life. With the illness, his practice comes to a standstill.. He ponders over material success being worth it all, renounces all of it, and heads for India.

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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Greg Mckeown’s book Essentialism is about the trained pursuit of less. A methodical strategy of determining what is most important to us and then removing what isn’t. This helps us to reclaim control over where our time and energy are spent, allowing us to devote them to the things that are most important to us.

The Made-from-Scratch Life by Melissa K. Norris

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I recommend The Made-from-Scratch Life books for their interesting and inspiring content. Any time you need the inspiration to make a change to your home, this book is at your fingertips. Whether it’s what we eat, what we use for cleaning, or what we do in the garden. There are a variety of recipes and suggestions within this book that are not only easy to follow but also effective.

Living the Simple Life by Elaine St. James

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This book shows the ugly truth behind having many things and how much time the individual will spend time in keeping and maintaining his own stuff. Also, it’s a great book to teach you about living a simple life because it’s an applicable guide and many practices can be added to your daily simple life. Highly recommended!

Simple Living for Women by Zondervan

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I was looking for a book about living a simple life in general but I found this book that talks about living a simple life especially for women and it was an amazing experience. It suits all women, employed, housewives, caretakers, or students. Also, this book is very simple to read and loaded with practical tips to live a simple life. Highly recommended.

The Joy of Simplicity by Allen Klein

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The Joy of Simplicity is in itself a simple book. Open it anywhere to be inspired with insightful ideas on how to choose to live more simply. Notable folk, from Hippocrates to Oprah, provide wise words to show you that happiness doesn’t have to be complicated and that it is possible to achieve peace and harmony in today’s fast-paced world.

It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh

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Whether you consider yourself a minimalist or a hoarder, we all have excess in our lives. Regardless of where you are on the scale of this, we all need to purge. We need to part with our obsession around material things and clear out. It’s All Too Much will help you do this. Written by an organizational guru from LC’s hit show Clean Sweep. This book goes deeper into how to purge, offering up real solutions beyond color-coded boxes to retain your stash. The book makes you examine your possessions and their worth to you and then offers advice on prioritizing what to keep. It’s a must for all, even if you need to clean out a closet.

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