Sometimes we just need a little nudge in order to get out of our routine or rut.
It could be that we have to make a massive change or just a little one, but often it's just taking time to stop, breathe and get right into the moment and see what the situation truly is.
But if you're already stressed about time constraints, deadlines and money worries, chances are you aren't going to run out and get a bunch of Buddhist tomes on being present or audio books about breath. No, you need something small and manageable that you can start using right now.
That's why 1,001 Ways to Live in the Moment by Barbara Ann Kipfer is such a wonderful gift.
The newest title in Chronicle Book's best-selling 1,001 series is a small, chunky book that doesn't take up a ton of room on your night table, bag or desktop. And while it is small and light, the wisdom within is not. Despite being short sentences and paragraphs, these little nuggets of wisdom pack a mighty punch.
Just watch - you'll only get a few pages in before you start to feel a shift happen inside you. You'll start to realize just how you've been ignoring something or fixating on something else.
Kipfer writes about the value of now, something we could all use a little bit more of - how many times have you resorted to texting or checking your email while waiting for someone at a restaurant or instead of writing a thank you letter, watching TV because it was already on?
Whether you're looking for a little enlightenment or just simply being more forgiving and generous, this little book will no doubt help you find what you're looking for.