We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with the Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete over how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't have to.
There's an ever-growing group of people opting out of a life lived at 110%. They are choosing to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are tru...more
This was a gift given to me by a business associate.
It was a simple enough book and everything was sensible, practice and achievable.
I would have perhaps liked some newer content or some more visual content as well.
Worth the hour or so it took to get through but overall perhaps too simple to be interesting.
An interesting quandary.
A book on simplification that was too pared down and simple.
You can knock this tiny book over in an hour but you'll walk away with good things to think about. If you're a fan of Brooke's podcast, like I am , you'll know some of this stuff already but it's still nice to have it all in front of you. Brooke couldn't have made it simpler or more achievable. Once you close the last page you feel like you can adopt everything she's suggested to get you living a simpler life right away. I know this will be a book I revisit any ...more
What I really like about the book is the many ways in which one can incorporate these rituals. They are fluid and adaptable, making the process very easy and not too hard or forceful. However, this is definitely a book for someone who is just starting and would probably not work as well for someone who is heading for something a little more seri ...more
This book is a great place to start if you are new to minimalism/slow living. If you're a little more familiar it & have been on the bandwagon for a while I would recommend 'Calm' by The School of Life. ...more
The steps/suggestions offered throughout this book aren't exactly groundbreaking and if you've listened to any TedTalks or read any other books on this subject you've heard them all before - avoid multitasking, be mindful, occasionally unplug from social media/technology, practice daily gratitude, etc. That said, this book does serve as a good reminder and because it's such a short read, I'd recommend it to anyone who feels overwhelmed and is loo ...more
I loved this book and it’s a great quick read if you want some easy tips on slowing down and learning to “tilt” in ev ...more
Edit: re-read it, I liked it even more after having put into action some thechniques the author suggests in the book.
A book full of love for people :-)
Added the fourth star.
1 - Rituals
2 - Rhythms
3 - Checking In
Most of the rituals that McAlary discusses are ones that I already incorporate into my daily life, but the “Single-tasking” is one I really need to work on. Being a mom makes you an excellent multitasker, BUT you end up going through the day feeling exhausted and often times, unaccomplish ...more
I want to keep things simple in my life. I don’t want to fill up my morning and evening routines with too many steps.
The first thing ...more
McAlary’s book outlines some simple rhythms that you can incorporate into your life to help cultivate a simple life. Some of these are daily tasks that tie into one another to help simplify your mind, while others are about developing simple rhythms to help shape your morning and evening into what you want them to be. One of the final chapters on the concept of tilting I especially liked, and will try to gain an understanding of tilting as opposed to balance in my life. I rea ...more