Sometimes you just need some motivation or some tips and tools for increasing your productivity or for creating new and better habits. Therefore I have 4 books for exactly that, to share with you today!
Books about Productivity
Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy
‘Eat That Frog!’ is a brilliant little book. It’s a very easy read and very manageable. It’s about how to overcome procrastination. You might recognise the feeling of putting off that one thing that you just keep on postponing? This book gives you the motivation and reasons for why ‘eating that frog’ as the first thing, is the best thing you can do for yourself.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
This book was one of the first ‘self-development’ books I ever read, and it is about the habits that ‘effective / productive’ people have. It covers several different aspects, such as personal management, seeking to understand first rather than to be understood and many other habits that will change your life.
Books about Creating New Habits
Atomic Habits – James Clear
I’ve already made a more in-depth book recommendation about this book, but this book is all about how creating small tiny changes in your life will add up over time and make a big difference for you. It is better to make a little change, and stick to that little habit over time, than it is to set a way too big and unrealistic goal and quit within a week.
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
‘Atomic Habits’ have many of its principle from ‘The Power of Habit’. I think both books are interesting in their own ways, where ‘Atomic Habits’ are more manageable and give good concrete steps to take, ‘The Power of Habit’ give more insights into the psychology behind habits. Why we have them, and why we can have a hard time breaking some habits. So it’s a really fascinating read, especially if you’re into psychology & understanding the human mind.
Do you like to improve yourself and creating new and better habits, which can change your life into a better life? Then this is a book for you! The book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
This book is all about how creating small tiny changes in your life will add up over time and make a big difference for you. It is better to make a little change, and stick to that little habit over time, than it is to set a way too big and unrealistic goal and quit within a week.
In this book, James Clear comes with several small brilliant examples of how these small habits over time will have a significant impact on your life – for the better. Do you want to live healthier? Instead of saying to yourself to quit all sugar right now, eat tons of veggies and exercise 5 days a week – start small. Try to eat 1 more vegetable each day, or add 1 smoothie to your diet each day. Over time you can begin to increase the amount, but start small and continue the practice.
I can highly recommend this book, especially if you are into growth and self-development. James Clear offers some very practical guidelines on how to change your habits, and lots of inspiration!
Find the book here: Atomic Habits – James Clear * (*Affiliate link. If you buy through this link, this means that I get a small percentage of the sale)
Quotes from the book
“Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years”
“Too often we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action”
“A slight change in your daily habits can guide your life to a very different destination”
“All big things come from small beginnings”
Have you read any interesting books lately? As always, I would love to hear about it!
Here are some of the books that have changed my life. There are, of course, many books that have had an impact on my life, but these are definitely some of the books that have completely changed my life perspective for, what I personally think is, the better. I hope this post can give you some new reading inspiration, and remember that if you choose to always stay open and to keep learning and growing – then wonderful things can happen!
The Magic (aka The Secret)
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, was a book I discovered back in 2012 in England. It was a time in my life where I had lots of self doubt, and probably way to much doubts about myself and what I should do with my life. Then I came into a bookstore and this magical book just caught my attention. I remember first thinking “I want that!” and then my thoughts convinced me that “no, that is some sort of self-help book, you shouldn’t read that, that’s just stupid“, but after having walked around in the book store for a while I finally decided to buy it. I started reading it as soon as I got back to the hotel, and I was completely in love with it.
This book taught me about Gratitude, the Law of Attraction, Manifestation, and changing your life perspective to focus on the positive things in life. It’s a very practical book, because it has small exercises that you should do each day, and I recommend to completely follow it and do all the exercises. It changed my life, and I’m forever grateful for having discovered this book at the right time in my life.
Money & The Law of Attraction
Money & The Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks. I read this book recently, and it’s all about Manifestation & The Law of Attraction. It might be titled ‘money’, but this book is about so much more than just money. It’s about how to focus on the things that you WANT in life, and learning to attract these things into your life. It’s really good, and I probably wrote down half the book in my notebook while reading it, because there was just so much gold in it. If you haven’t heard about Law of Attraction and Manifestation before, then I would recommend reading ‘The Magic‘ first as an introduction to the subject, and then read this book later in your life, when you feel ready to dive deeper into the topic.
The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a tiny little book with SO much gold in it. These life advices are some that I wish would be taught to everybody in school, because wauw, these are beautiful. I don’t want to say too much about it, because I think you should experience reading it for yourself. But it is a wonderful little book, that I think everybody should read.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra is another little book which everybody on this Planet should read. It’s also about manifestation, and the flow of life. How in order to receive certain things in life, we must also be willing to give these things ourselves in order to keep the flow of life going. Just like with ‘The Four Agreements’, this is also a beautiful little book, so I don’t want to say too much about it, except for: read it, it’s worth it, it’s another one of those books that could be completely life changing for you.
Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear
Big Magic by Elisabeth Gilbert is a book for creatives. Creatives of all kinds, whether you are a writer, painter, singer, and not only for ‘professional creatives’, but also for people who just practice being creative at home. It’s really inspirering, and gives you such a motivational spark to embrace curiosity and just start creating every time you feel that creative flow coming.
It’s also about overcoming the fear we might have that stop us from creating, which is such a shame, because as she mentions in the book, creating shouldn’t just be for coming up with a final result which we can ‘give’ to others or sell, creating should be something we do for the sake of the experience of creating something, because that is such a wonderful thing.
Think & Grow Rich
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is probably one of the foregoers to ‘The Magic’ and ‘Money & The Law of Attraction’, because he spend 25 years of his life learning about what had made successful people successful. This book might be titled ‘think & grow rich’, but this book is about way more than just the financial aspect, it’s about learning a whole new way of thinking which can completely change your life. It’s about finding your purpose, creating plans, staying persistent and believing in it. Again, I don’t want to say too much, because I truly believe that this book should be experienced by reading. But I will say that it’s an amazing book! I have highlighted tons of sentences in the book, I recommended by dad to get it as well, and I also just bought 2 copies for 2 of my friends. This is definitely a game changer!
The 5 Love Languages
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a must-read for everybody. Not just for people wanting to improve their romantic relationship, but for everybody. This book can enhance your understanding of other people, and this can improve all your relationships. It’s about how there are 5 ‘love languages’ and that we all have a primary love language – meaning, a way that we receive and give love. But our partner might have another love language, and then miscommunication can arise as we ‘show and give’ our love in different ways and then the love might not be received by the other person, as this is not their primary love language. So if we can learn our closest ones love languages, then we can learn to ‘give’ love to them in a way that they can receive, which will improve our relationships.
These were the books that have been completely life-changing for me and my life. I would love to know which books have been life changing for your life?
I’m always on the hunt for new exciting books to read, and if you are a bookworm, just like me, then you might be too. So I thought I would share some of the books that I plan on diving into this Summer. I might not come around all of them, or I might add some other books, but these are the ones I would for sure love to read!
When I was younger I participated in my local library’s competition where you had to read 5 books and then you could pick 1 book for free (such a nerd, but I absolutely loved it! And hey, books are just amazing!) – anyone else who did that when they were younger? Anyway, let’s get into my Summer reading list!
Sluk – Kunsten at overleve i en digital verden – Imran Rashid
(This book is in Danish). Jeg er pt. igang med denne bog omkring den digitale verden vi lever i, og om hvor styrede vores samfund er af vores smartphones. Både skræmmende, men også virkelig interessant læsning.
Waking Up in 5D – Maureen J. St. Germain
A book about how we are all transitioning from the third dimension and waking up to the higher vibrations and abilities of the 5th dimension. The book is about how to develop a Higher Self connection, increase your sensitivity to dimensional signatures and consciously choose 5D, where love is the governing force.
Sæt Livet Fri – Den revolutinerende healingteknik EFT, der styrker krop, sind og sjæl – Nick Ortner
(This book is in Danish, but can be bought in English “The Tapping Solution”). Bogen præsenterer den kraftfulde healingteknik EFT, Emotionel frihedsteknik, som er et fantastisk redskab til at arbejde med mentale, følelsesmæssige og kropsrelaterede problemer. EFT er en videreudvikling af tankefeltterapi og kombinerer den gamle kinesiske lære om meridianer med moderne psykologi og positive bekræftelser.
The Food Medic For Life – Dr. Hazel Wallace
I’ve been following Hazel Wallace on Instagram for a while and have been listening to her podcast and I find her really inspirering, so when I found out she had written a book about health and filled with food recipes I had to get it. I’m looking forward to diving into this and try out some of the recipes.
Intelligente Celler – Bruce Lipton
(This book is in Danish, but can be bought in English; “The Wisdom of Your Cells”). Bruce Lipton er en anderkendt cellebiolog og har i mere end 20 år forsket i de mekanismer, hvorigennem celler modtager og behandler information, og i denne bog formidler han denne nye videnskab, kaldet epigenetik. Han viser hvordan at DNA bliver styret af signaler uden for cellen, det vil sige det indre miljø, vi selv skaber blandt andet gennem de energimæssige budskaber, der udgår fra vores positive og negative tanker.
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
This book was recommended to me by my yoga-boss Cathrine. It’s an in-depth book about the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga.
Kiss the Ground – How the food you eat can reverse climate change, heal your body & ultimately save our world – Josh Tickell
Rise Sister Rise – A guide to unleashing the wise, wild woman within – Rebecca Campbell
This book is a call to arms for women yo rise up, tell their truth and lead. It is a guide to co-creating a whole new archetype for women in these awakening times – a woman who does not keep herself small in order to make others feel more comfortable, a woman who knows that she is not her body weight, her sexual partner or her career. A women who understands the true meaning of sisterhood, and that alone we are strong but together we are fierce.
Money and the Law of Attraction – Learning to attract wealth, health and happiness – Ester & Jerry Hicks
One of the leading books about the powerful Law of Attraction. I’ve already read ‘The Secret‘ which was groundbreaking for me, and I’ve understood the basic principles of the law of attraction, but this book should really go into depth with the concept, so I’m very excited to dive into this.
The Big Leap – Conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level – Gay Hendricks
Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfilment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.
The Power of Habit – Why we do what we do in life and business – Charles Duhigg
The book dives into the scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
Linchpin – Seth Godin
This book is about you – your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose. There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labour. Now there’s a third team: the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organisations. They may not be famous but they’re indispensable. And in today’s world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.
Have you read any of these books? And, what are you going to read this Summer? Let me know! I’m always looking for new books to add to my reading list!
It is such a down-to-Earth book which tells all about how to live a better life in alignment with new values, which is what the Earth needs to survive. It’s all about how we can create businesses and lives which makes us and Mother Nature thrive, and which doesn’t cause harm to the Planet, and in that way ensures that there will be a planet for future generations.
I don’t want to give away too much of the book, because you should read it and enjoy it. But Peta surely is one amazingly inspirering human-being and while reading the book I got so inspired, and uplifted and ensured that I can literally do and work with whatever I want – and I want that to be something positive, healthy and something which helps humans and the Earth.
Quote from the book:
“How does it get any better than this? With this question, you will invite in more of all that is good. You’ll invite in more love, more success, more abundance, and more happiness and joy. You’ll keep yourself on your super highway to alignment and in your flowing tap”
I was asked the other day if I wanted to share some of my favourite health books, and of course I want do! Health is one of my biggest passions in life. I LOVE to read about it, watch documentaries about it etc. and learn new information. I’ve read several books about this subject, but these are some of my absolutely favourite ones. There are books about hormones, what food to eat to make your skin look beautiful, what food is good for improving digestion, natural contraception methods, yoga and ayurveda, herbs and just learning more about what food to eat, and what food to eat less of, if you want to have a healthy body.
1. Womancode – Alisa Vitti*
I read this book recently, and I love it. I feel like I’ve learned SO much about women’s cycles in it, and how to stabilise hormones and avoid hormonal imbalance. Definitely a must-read for women, especially if you are just getting off the birth control pill and want to stabilise your hormones back to normal again.
2. Beauty foods – Sally Walker & Laura Bonné*
I love to read about what specific foods does for our body, our health and how we look. This book goes into depth with different food which is amazing to eat for our health and how we look.
3. Hormonel harmoni – Caroline Fibæk & Stine Fürst*
If you want to learn more about stabilising your hormones, or finding out what kind of hormonal imbalances you might have, then this book is great. It also has a little test where you can identify where you might have a hormonal imbalance.
4. Taking charge of your fertility – Toni Weschler*
When I first started thinking about quitting the birth control pill, I lend this book from my friend, and wow. This was when I started to learn about more natural ways of protecting yourself from getting pregnant, and just in general learn more about the female body and the cycle.
5. Et Pukka Liv – Sebastian Pole*
The founder behind the Pukka tea brand wrote this lovely book (A Pukka Life) about health, ayurveda, herbs and their benefits.
7. Begynderyogabogen – Karen Pallisgaard*
If you are new to yoga, or want to learn about ayurveda, then this book is amazing. So easy to read, and yet filled with so much good information. I’m such a fan of Karen’s books, also Langsom Livsstil.
9. How Not to Die – Michael Greger*
If you’re interested in a plant based diet, this is probably one of the books most people will recommend you to read. Michael Greger is one of the ‘big nutritionists’ in the plant based field and have written this amazing book. The book comes with so much scientific evidence for how only a diet can prevent and reverse many of the causes of diseases-related death. Another one is The China Study by T. Collin Campbell & Thomas M. Campell, which is about a study made in China which showed how diet affected health.
I hope you can find some inspiration, and please also share your favourite health books with me – I’m constantly on the hunt for new amazing books to read!
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It’s Wednesday, and I have thought about it and I’ll not just go for sharing interesting links these days, but rather share 5 inspirering or interesting things. Whether that be books, movies, documentaries, food etc. Today I’m going to share 5 inspirering books! I hope you can find some reading inspiration. Also, please share some of the inspirering books which you’ve read in the comments below, cause I’m already on the hunt for a great book!
So here they are, 5 inspirering books!
1. “The 5 Love Languages” – Gary Chapman The 5 Love Languages* is one of the best books I’ve read about how to improve your relationship with your partner. We all have different love languages, and by identifying your own and your partners, you can learn to show more love and receive more love in a way that is perfect for you and your partner, which will only make your love for each other grow.
2. “Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear” – Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic* is one of THE most inspirering and encouraging books about creativity I’ve ever read. If you love being creative, but have a fear of what others might think of you – then you should go pick up this book and read it right away.
3. “Food Pharmacy” – Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase Food Pharmacy* is about how to get a healthy gut, a better digestion system and much more. It’s all about how you can use natural food to become even healthier.
4. “Mastering Your Mean Girl” – Melissa Ambrosini
Mastering Your Mean Girl is a book that every young girl should read. We all know the feeling of feeling stupid or ashamed and talking ourselves down. This book will help you get rid of that evil “inner voice”, and become the best version of you.
5. “Beauty Foods” – Sally Walker & Laura Bonne Beauty Foods* is all about different foods and how they can help you get stronger hair and nails, better looking skin etc. It’s all about how you can use natural food to enhance your beauty from the inside and out.
*Affiliate link: If you buy through this link this means that I will get a percentage of the sale
Since I haven’t found many interesting things and links from the past week for today, I thought that I instead could share some of the books which are currently on my ‘want to read list‘. These are books within the categories of health, spirituality, visualization, ayurveda and self development (the topics I just love to read about).
I hope you can find some inspiration.
1. How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body – David R. Hamilton
2. Yoga & Ayurveda – Self-Healing and Self-Realization – David Frawley
3. Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain
4. Ayurveda and the Mind – The Healing of Consciousness – David Frawley
5. Spiritual Growth – Being Your Higher Self – Sanaya Roman
Also, if you have any great books, please share them with me!
Denne forgangne uge har stået på masser af rare ting, og jeg har desværre ikke fået taget billeder af alt. Men jeg har set nogle skønne veninder, min familie, været til fødselsdag i Jylland og et tandlæge tjek (hvilket ikke er det mest spændende, men tænderne var fine, så lidt glæde kom der jo også ud af den besked) 😉
/This past week has been filled with lovely things, and unfortunately I’ve not been able to capture every moment on camera. But I’ve spend time with some lovely friends, my family, been to a birthday in Jylland and been the dentist (which really isn’t that exciting, but she told me my teeth’s looked fine, and that was of course good news) 😉
Jeg har købt komposterbare poser fra Maistic, og aldrig i mit liv havde jeg egentlig troet at jeg kunne være så entusiastisk omkring sådan et køb, men så ser man mig nu og nu er jeg hylende begejstret for alt hvad der har med bæredygtighed at gøre!
/I’ve bought some compostable bags from Maistic, and never in my life had I imagined that I would be so enthustiastic about something like that – but look at me now, being overly excited about everything that has to do with sustainability!
Jeg har, som altid, drukket te, te, te – og lidt mere te! Og lidt matcha latte, og en enkelt chai latte på café mens jeg læste lektier. Det er nok noget af det bedste ved at vejret bliver koldere, at så har man en god grund til at drikke varme drikke hele tiden!
/I’ve been drinking tea, tea, tea – and some more tea! And some matcha latte’s, and a single cup of chai latte on a café while I was reading homeworks. That is probably the best thing about the weather getting colder, that you have a good excuse for drinking warm drinks all the time!
Jeg har læst i denne spændende bog “Beauty Foods*”, som kan anbefales til alle der er interesserede i naturlig skønhed (vi snakker grøntsager, vand, vitaminer, mineraler osv. – som i ved, så kommer skønhed jo indefra)
/I’ve been reading this interesting book “Beauty Foods*”, which I can recommend for all interested in natural beauty (we are talking vegetables, water, vitamins, minerals etc. – as you know, beauty comes from within).
Jeg er startet på lidt aromaterapi herhjemme, og har brugt denne lavendelolie* i en lille skål med vand om aftenen, samtidig med jeg har drukket en kop urte te og læst i en god bog – og dét er altså den perfekte opskrift på at falde til ro og blive klar til en god nats søvn!
/I’ve begun with some aromatherapy at home, and I’ve used this lavender essential oil* in a little bowl with water in the evening, while drinking a cup of herbal tea and read in a good book – and that really is the perfect recipe for calming down and getting ready for a good night’s sleep!
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Til min fødselsdag havde jeg ønsket mig en masse gode bøger, og så heldig som jeg er, så fik jeg hver og én! Jeg glæder mig så meget til at læse dem allesammen, og få ny viden, eller blive godt underholdt. Jeg tænkte at jeg ville dele dem med jer, hvis nu i kunne få noget bog-inspiration til jeres næste læsning.
For my birthday I had wished for a lot of good books, and lucky as I am, I got each and everyone of them! I look so much forward to read them all, and gain new knowledge, or be entertained. I thought I would share them with you, in case you could get some book-inspiration for your next reading.
Ja, denne bog kan man jo nærmest ikke komme udenom i Danmark i øjeblikket! Enten har folk læst den, eller også står den på deres læseliste. Og jeg er blevet fanget af hypen og bliver simpelthen nødt til at læse den. Men nu elsker jeg også Hella Joofs fantastiske væsen, så jeg tror bestemt at jeg vil blive godt underholdt, og få nogle vigtige livslektioner igennem denne bog.
/ This book is in Danish
Melissa Ambrosini er kvinden bag podcastet The Melissa Ambrosini Show, som jeg er stor fan af. Og da jeg fandt ud af at hun havde skrevet en bog, omkring det at lære at være sød og rar mod sig selv, og dermed få mere ud af livet, så måtte jeg da eje den.
/ Melissa Ambrosini is the woman behind the podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, which I’m a big fan of. And through that I found out that she had written a book about learning to be kind towards yourself, and thereby get more out of life, so I had to own that book.
Maria Felding (klinisk diætist) fandt jeg igennem al min nye veganer-viden jeg har fået via nettet og facebook. Maria er nemlig diætist, og stor fortaler for at få inkorporeret masser af grønt, og spise en varieret kost. Hun har slået hovedet sammen med læge Tobias Schmidt Hansen, og vejleder i denne bog omkring hvad man kan opnå rent helbredsmæssigt ved at spise en optimal kost. Denne viden glæder jeg mig til at lære.
/ This book is in Danish
Efter en af mine snakke med sødeste Ida, lærte jeg et helt nyt begreb – ayurveda. Jeg havde aldrig hørt om dette før, men det er en form for alternativ behandlingsmetode der især har været brugt indenfor hinduismen. Her går fokus ud på at behandle sygdomme og andre sager ud fra et holistisk synpunkt. Det handler altså ikke bare om at tage en pille og få tingene til at gå væk, men tværtimod snarere finde ud af hovedårsagen til at man har det som man har, og gå ind og behandle dette. Dette er en enormt fascinerende tankegang, og noget jeg gerne ville lære endnu mere om, så jeg googlede hvilke bøger der havde skrevet omkring dette emne, og så kom Deepak Chopra frem, som jeg har læst en del om førhen i tiden. Dette emne glæder jeg mig til at dykke endnu dybere ned i og blive klogere på.
/ After one of my lovely talks with sweet Ida, I learned a new term ayurveda. I had never heard about this before, but it is a form of alternative treatment method which has especially been used in hinduismen. The focus is on treating the sicknesses and other things from a holistic point of view. It’s not just about taking a pill whenever you feel sick and then it will go away, but rather about finding the root cause for why you are feeling the way you are, and then treat this. It’s such a fascinating way of thinking, and something that I want to learn much more about, so I googled which books talked about this topic and came to Deepak Chopra, which I have already read a little bit about in the past. I really look forward to digging deeper into this subject and get some more knowledge within this field.
Denne bog hørte jeg om gennem en af Ellen Fisher’s youtube videoer, og da jeg elsker sund mad og er enormt fascineret af hvor mange fantastiske egenskaber diverse frugt og grøntsager har, tænkte jeg at dette var en bog jeg bare måtte eje!
/ I heard about this book through one of Ellen Fisher’s youtube videos, and since I love healthy food and is highly fascinated by the magnificent powers that different fruits and vegetables have, I thought that I simply had to own this book!