I’m so guilty of always being on my phone or laptop so it’s sometimes nice to find a happy book to brighten up your day, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Spring brings the brighter nights and gives us the (hopeful) nearing warmth of summer, but sometimes we all need a little pick me up, I certainly do anyway. I thought I would share the five books that I’ve been using to try maintain a happy and positive mindset and get me through the winter to spring transition.
1 THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE BY MEIK WIKING
You’ve probably seen this a lot on Instagram, but I had to find out what the hype is about. Meik Wiking is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life and helps you be more ‘hygge’. More happiness sounded good to me and I love this cute little book.
2 THE MAGIC BY RHONDA BYRNE
Yes, okay another cliche/hype book which follows up Byrne’s famous The Secret books, but I don’t think it does anyone any harm believing in the power of positive thinking. It has 28 days of simple practices to lead you to the life you’ve always wanted.
3 THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K BY SARAH KNIGHT
Okay, more Instagram love, but I find this book so hilariously refreshing. As someone who cares/obsesses over what literally every person I’ve ever met thinks of me, I’ve found this so helpful to think ‘who actually cares?!’ Honestly, if you feel yourself saying yes to too many things you don’t want to do – you need this book.
4 CAPTURE YOUR STYLE BY AIMEE SONG
My mum knows me too well and she got me this book for Christmas after I told her I really wanted to change up my Instagram and blog this year. Aimee Song (of a-mazing blog Song of Style) gives all the tips and tricks in creating the most beautiful street style content and achieving the perfect flat lays.
5 THE WHIMSICAL FASHION COLOURING BOOK BY NATASHA ITZCOVITZ*
All the mindfulness adult colouring books were a nice idea and all, but I hold my hands up and admit colouring leaves in just bored me. Add fashion to the mix however and you’ve got my attention. I feel like I’ve resorted back to 8 year old me who would spend hours drawing new outfits – and it feels great!