Spring Has Sprung: Clean the Clutter of Your Life with These Books

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Spring Has Sprung: Clean the Clutter of Your Life with These Books

Spring has sprung! It’s time to shake off the winter weather and any pounds you may have gained hibernating during the cold weather. It’s also time for some spring cleaning and clearing out the clutter of your house, your mind, and your life. Here are some books that will help put a spring in your step and push you back towards those resolutions you made in January that might be a distant memory now.
 
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Did you make New Year’s Resolutions for 2016? Maybe you called them goals? Or benchmarks? Maybe you started out strong – you were writing every day, going to the gym every day, saving money. And now what? Have you gotten off track? Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit, to the rescue! Duhigg explores why habits exist and how they can be changed. He suggests the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. This book features narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Proctor & Gamble to the NFL sidelines, to understand people’s habits, what pushes them and how they keep going. This book will help you transform your life and help you develop and sustain healthy habits.
 
The New Frugality by Chris Farrell
We are four months into 2016. How are your spending habits? Did you want to spend less, save more? Farrell’s book tells you how you can consume less, save more, and live better. Farrell moves past how we define frugality as penny pinching and encourages people to spend money on quality instead of quantity – buying the best you can afford but the least you need. After reading Farrell’s book, you’ll have a better understanding of how to spend and save your money, how to ensure a “margin of safety” in your spending, the two best ways to save for college, and why giving your money away can be “newly frugal.”
 
Hungry for Change by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch
Did you have lose weight as one of your New Year’s Resolutions? As Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working for ya?” If you are looking for a way to lose some pounds before summer hits, then check out Hungry for Change. In this book, Colquhoun and Bosch tell you how to ditch the diets, conquer the cravings, and eat your way to lifelong health. The book explains why fad diets don’t work and instead teaches readers how to overcome food addictions and cravings. You’ll also learn how to read labels and navigate the supermarket so you can buy the right foods. Bonus: there are delicious, nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Get your eating back on track with this book.
 
Washington on Foot by John J. Protopapas and Judith Meany
Changing your eating habits is one way to drop those pounds, but you’ve also got to get out there and move. Check out Washington on Foot so you can explore the city while getting fit. The best way to see a city is on foot and this book provides 24 walking tours of Washington DC’s various neighborhoods. Each tour suggests where you should stop, what sights/locations to check out, and provides you with a little history on that place. Learn more about wonderful city and take a Saturday to be a “tourist” for a day.
 
Clearing Clutter: Physical, Mental, Spiritual by Alexandra Chauran
Do you need to do some spring cleaning? Remove some of the junk that’s cluttering your home or your mind? Chauran’s book will help you take the necessary steps to remove junk from your living space with feng shui techniques. With mediation exercises, you’ll learn how to get rid of mental clutter. You’ll also learn how to improve your spiritual well-being. Clearing Clutter will teach you how to let unnecessary attachments and provides simple steps to help you achieve balance in your life.
 
These books will help you get your financial, mental, spiritual, and physical spaces back in order! Enjoy!