Mindfulness: A Book of Tips for More Peace in Everyday Life

More and more people forget what it feels like to live in the here and now. To-do lists, deadlines, desires, dreams, and fears run through your head. Mindfulness helps stop the chain of thoughts. How, exactly, does this work? Our book recommendations reveal it

The inner desire for serenity and calm is great for many people. But she is immersed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While some believe they are powerless to cope with stress, time pressure, and nervousness, others discover the principle of mindfulness for themselves and learn how to handle these feelings in a completely different way.

Mindfulness often goes hand in hand with digital detoxie, digital fasting. It seems more appropriate to take up the topic in a good book. Here are my favorite books from Geo’s editorial team on the topic of Mindfulness and Meditation.

“Leave some space in your head: Meditation works!” by Andy Bodycombe

Many of us are looking for ways to deal with stress and anxiety, such as meditation. But very few of us may have sat on a monastery wall in flip-flops at midnight and thought about escaping from monasticism. Andy Bodecombe, founder of the well-known meditation app Headspace does. He also reports on this in his own A great introduction to meditation and mindfulness. the book “Leave some space in your head: Meditation works!“Not only does it provide a very good guide to meditation and a more mindful life, but it also provides an insight into the life story of a former student-athlete who set out to become a monk and calms his thoughts. Because Bodecombe had already traveled to Tibet and lived for ten years as a Buddhist monk, it also recounts the tragic event that led him to abandon All his tents, studies and embarking on a new path in life made his family and friends question his sanity.

I can recommend the book without reservation. It releases dozens of new meditation guides every year, but it does I came back to this years ago. The book not only provides an understandable introduction to meditation, but Fun reading at the same time. For example, would you put a thousand dollars that accidentally fell into the toilet in your underpants? Or training as a circus artist in your mid-30s, ten years after a strict sports ban? The book tells you what meditation and mindfulness have to do with both stories.

The By the way, you don’t need HeadspaceTo enjoy the book or follow the instructions. Bodycombe’s Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness is also intended for people who want to integrate into their daily lives without an app or smartphone.

Recommended by Corinna Heinicke

“The Golden Rules of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh

this book Nothing for those in a hurryWho just want to learn to be mindful after a stressful day at work. Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh formulates the golden rules of mindfulness. They don’t come as helpful evidence, but as aphorisms, and sometimes they are Poetic formulation and stimulating thinking at. If you will: reading this book is in itself a small training course in mindfulness, which cannot be taken up in our usual daily situation, but re-reading itself, the moment of reading.

This may seem unusual at first. But anyone who participates in reading hours with Professor Thich Nhat Hanh and his intellectual side lights will open one small treasure chest and learn: We can practice mindfulness in every moment, even while reading. For Thich Nhat Hanh, mindfulness is above all the ability to fully enter the present and the moment. How does this work?

Conscious breathing helps stressed people like us, the master knows, To be properly present And no mind wandering anxiously By raising fears of the past or anticipating the distant future. However, as one notes upon reading, this book, which serves as a haven for reading in the moment and gathering to rest, helps in an insane way. Fortunately, in addition to the practice of meditative reading, a few will also be introduced strong suggestionsFrom walking meditation and calming attention to one’s steps to recommendations How the kitchen can become a place to practice meditation, how cleaning can make you calm from the inside or how you can eat lunch attentively.

Recommended areThe golden rules of mindfulness“By the spiritual master of Zen for everyone who loves to read and has a sense of carefully chosen words and comparisons. Poetic reading is sometimes rewarded with small spiritual insights for ordinary people as well as with amazing pictures and proverbs, which at best aha moments Grant, where there is a problem with alertness in everyday life. Please allow time for this. The book you are likely to do Close with a slight smileBe kind to yourself and others.

Recommended by Stephanie Mike

The Little Book of Mindful Living: 10 Minutes a Day for Less Calm and More Peace, by Dr. Patricia Collard

Dr. wrote. Collard in it A little book about mindful living And he took me on page 15. On an additional path it turns out: Your business is exactly that. Help on the way to more stillness and joy. It is not an enlightening reading after reading it once. It is one meditation coachA helping hand that will accompany me for a long time to come.

The little book, which fits almost in your pants pocket, passes without much fuss: after a (really) short introduction to the topic of mindfulness, it begins immediately. Over 20 mindfulness exercises Waiting to be put into practice.

Anyone who wants to understand the principle of mindfulness in theory and is convinced through knowledge, studies, and background experiences is better off reading another book. This pamphlet is written for the doers – as far as one can speak of it in the sense of vigilance. Dr. Collard’s work is useful for anyone who already knows that mindfulness can enrich their lives, but needs a reminder to set aside regular time. It is useful for anyone who not only wants to understand mindfulness, but wants to experience it.

Five to ten minutesThat’s all you need for every exercise. These are accompanied by inspirational quotes and beautiful graphics. Anyone who allows the little book of waking life to become a part of everyday life gives himself a gift: every day: with little islands of time where peace and tranquility reign.

Recommended by Laura Evers

Feeling Better – A Journey to Serenity. Leon Windschede

What would a person be without his feelings? That’s exactly Emotional world It is the subject of psychologist Leon Windscheid in his book “Feel Better – Journey to SerenityIt explores our inner lives and explains why feelings define our lives and yet we know so little about them. It relates to topics like Love as well as anger, sadness or fear. Leon Windshead spoke to experts from various fields and consulting studies. However, anyone expecting a dry science book will face a positive surprise. Because it reads really well, it is written in an entertaining way and everything is justified in an understandable way. After reading the book you feel that you are not alone with your thoughts and problems. This is how the book helps To get to know and understand yourself a little better. After all, this is the first step in dealing with your feelings better and more carefully. For anyone who wants to incorporate more mindfulness into their daily life, the book is a sincere recommendation from the heart!

Recommended by Mike Free

Conscious Killing by Karsten Doss

Do you struggle with vigilance? Sounds too dry, too esoteric and intangible to you? That should change with Karsten Doss’ bestseller. “kill attentively” he is A thrilling, funny, and totally non-serious introduction to the waking world.

At the request of his wife, the protagonist Bjorn Demmel consults a vigilance coach. Because the lawyer has little time for his family, he is in a bad mood and under constant pressure. In his first session, Demel learns: “If you stand in front of a door and wait, you stand in front of the door and wait. If you argue with your wife, you argue with your wife. This is vigilance. Whenever you stand in front of the doorway and argue with your wife in your mind, it is not Watch out. That’s just stupid.” A weary attorney absorbs these and other tips – and applies them without further ado to kill his longtime client, who makes his professional and private life hell. But Demel sticks It’s not just an emotional murder – it kills according to all the rules of vigilance.

It sounds weird, weird, and a little bit horrific: but the crime novel by Carsten Dosier is actually able to teach readers mindfulness. When they accompany the protagonist, who himself does not believe in awakening and contraction, they become so Present the topic in an incredibly entertaining and effective way. You get to know yourself in Diemel, understand its problems and automatically apply mindfulness strategies to your own life in your thoughts – without becoming a killer, of course. Dusse’s thriller is a sheep in wolf’s clothing: Black humor hides a guide to reason that will help some intellectuals gain life-changing insights.

Recommended by Laura Evers

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