Bal­anc­ing act

Heed the es­sen­tial prin­ci­ples penned by these au­thors to stream­line your life.

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Why do so many in­di­vid­u­als find sat­is­fac­tion in hav­ing more than life’s ne­ces­si­ties? Af­ter all, these sur­plus be­long­ings will even­tu­ally

be dis­carded in favour of new favourites that’ll lead to an in­crease in en­vi­ron­men­tally un­friendly land­fill wastes. On the flip­side, those of us who are more con­scious of the world we live in lead ful­fill­ing lives with only the most es­sen­tial of pos­ses­sions. It’s high time we self-in­dul­gent con­sumerists fol­low

their lead.

These ti­tles are avail­able at Books Ki­noku­niya. Chas­ing Slow: Courage to Jour­ney Off the Beaten Path Erin Loech­ner You can’t hurry time—ev­ery sec­ond, minute and hour is fixed. Why get antsy over re­stric­tions rooted by life? Loech­ner goes against so­ci­etal con­ven­tions and heads to­wards a new-fash­ioned life­style. The adept in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor shares her per­sonal tale of strug­gles—fam­ily loss, bank­ruptcy, pub­lic crit­i­cism— that led to re­cal­i­brat­ing her com­pass. Go on, pluck up the courage to sur­ren­der fa­mil­iar­i­ties for re­freshed per­spec­tives and re­newed pri­or­i­ties. De­clut­ter Your Mind: How to Stop Wor­ry­ing, Re­lieve Anx­i­ety and Elim­i­nate Neg­a­tive Think­ing

SJ Scott and Bar­rie Daven­port

Think. Think hard. Think harder. Un­able to ac­cess an im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion stored in your mem­ory even af­ter three tries with a fo­cus band on? It’s time to ease your mind by elim­i­nat­ing stres­sors like wor­ries, anx­i­ety and neg­a­tive think­ing. The tide of dis­trac­tion in life is never-end­ing, but it would help to un­der­stand the causes of men­tal clut­ter so you can re­frame im­prac­ti­cal habits into ef­fec­tive mind­ful­ness tech­niques like cre­at­ing pock­ets of breath­ing ‘spa­ces’ for clar­i­fied judge­ment and pri­ori­tis­ing core obli­ga­tions.

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