The Rules of Life, Richard Templar: ‘A personal code for living a better, happier, more successful kind of life.’
When I was recommended to read this book I was a little apprehensive, I find a book so confidently, obnoxiously named as ‘The Rules of Life’ to be slightly improbable, and I couldn’t quite fathom how 255 pages could teach me the ‘rules of life.’ How have I possibly managed to survive 21 years on this planet without this vital information?
However, I was pleasantly proven wrong. I mean, it didn’t change my life so-to-speak, and I haven’t been doing anything terribly ‘wrong’ all these years, but it did definitely change the way I saw, approached and accepted the world.
Now if you’re one of those people who lack a little motivation, or simply don’t have time (or commitment) to read a book so obnoxiously named: “The Rules of Life,” all I have to say is trust me and give it a go. What I absolutely love about this book is it is an effortless read. I tend to only read one rule a day, while out commuting, before I sleep or simply when I’m lacking motivation or confidence. And it truly brings so much enlightenment, contentment and pleasure into my day.
Examples of rules: Think for yourself, Draw the lines around yourself, Be kind, Maintain good manners in all things.
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert: ‘Creative living beyond fear.’ (Bestselling Author of ‘Eat Pray Love’)
This beyond-inspiring book is all about Author Elizabeth Gilbert’s life, wisdom, and inspirational encounters throughout her life; perception on fait, karma, life challenges and how she turns every negative into a positive.
Reading this book I found so much happiness and joy in the optimism that beams into your soul, as cringe-worthy as it sounds, from the stories shared of Gilbert’s life. I love how she is so openly honest about her career and personal life – and how she manages to create amazing short stories that will forever inspire you.
These amazing books have given me a much more fulfilled, calm mind, and I’m truly in love with both the books and their authors!