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4 Life-Changing Books That Help Increase Efficiency


With a plethora of books out there espousing to help you do this or reduce your time at that, it’s hard to know which ones are worth the read. TAVA Waters features a few that you will definitely see as game-changers for your life.

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo

Downsizing, de-cluttering, living simpler. However you slice it, it’s the hot topic of today. And with author Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, you’ll find yourself easily tossing items that no longer spark joy for you. The tenets of this book will help you see the floor in your bedroom (and maybe even your entire home) once again by talking you through six basic steps of tidying up. You’ll imagine your ideal lifestyle, learn an efficient folding method, and even incorporate mindfulness techniques into the process. Get ready to toss, breathe, and then relax into a new tidier space.

“The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” by Steven Pressfield

At first glance, it doesn’t look like an efficiency book. But don’t judge this book by its cover. You’ll read this book in one sitting and be able to conquer the primary demon that creates inefficiency in virtually any category – resistance. Pressfield believes we all experience resistance in some form. But no matter what form it comes in for you – procrastination, self-criticism, self-medication, and the list goes on – once you identify it, you can get down to the business of doing the work. Pressfield’s most revealing chapter addresses fear and what we are all afraid of. Take our suggestion and read this book immediately. You will be glad you did.

“Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash” by Shia Su

You’ve moved into your new TAVA Waters home and now want to do your part to organize your place and trim the waste down to an all-time low. Shia Su has taken a complex topic and condensed it by category – Where and How to Shop, Food Prep and Storage, and Bathroom Talk. This book will teach you how to waste less, buy less, and in the end, want less. For some, it’s a difficult hump to get over, but with Su’s book, you’ll see just how simple it can be.

“Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do” by Alicia H. Clark

One of the definitions of “hack” is to manage successfully, and that is exactly what author Alicia H. Clark believes you can do with your anxiety. She illustrates the power your anxiety ultimately has and teaches you how to understand what your anxiety is signalling. Clark flips the typical theories on their head and sees anxiety as something to be embraced and harnessed. Check out her blog for even more tips and medical advice about anxiety.

For more top life hacks and for fun things to do in the Denver area, visit the TAVA Waters blog.

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