Two Easy Self Care Resources for Self Love and Intentional Living

With January being the start of a new routine for our self care, I dove into more books than I could have imagined this month. I really wanted to focus on finding what books are out there that… you know, actually work in real life.

These two below are the ones that I know will radiate with you as much as they did for me. Even if you just have time for one book in the next few weeks, pick up one of these to add a bright, new perspective on your routine. 😊 

Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford

This book was so inspirational and I found myself not being able to put it down!!

The way that Rachel goes into almost an intimate discussion about what truly matters feels more like a conversation than someone barking what's right, what's wrong at you.

Her book leads you to hope, challenge, and inspiration, melted together into a beautiful book based around the four seasons. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will find powerful, positive words for your day. 

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

I'll admit it. This has been on my reading list for a while and I just now got around to picking it up. Man, oh man. I wish I had this two years ago! This book nestled itself into my top 10.

Written in a warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. This book is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.

Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us.

Legit so happy I picked this up, and definitely fit in with my overall mood for this month of slowing down and just living.

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