Okay, so have you come across the theory about good decisions? It’s an interesting one and kind-a old, the theory suggests that we can only take a certain number of good decisions within a day, and they include all sorts of trivial and important decisions about food, clothes, where to go, how to allot finances, which meeting to attend, what to say, how you are going to save the planet. Anything and everything for which you dispense your thinking capability and choose they say a person takes about 30-35000 decisions/choices a day, and when your brain is working so much, it is bound to get tired and this eventually results in taking bad decisions or not so good decisions after a while. This is why it is suggested (using a reference to many successful people) to reduce the number of decisions you take by following instructions or routine for trivial matters, like Steve Jobs dressing the same way every day (a pretty common trick applied by many).
Now if you are wondering why I am telling you this, then that’s because we are here to help you out by telling you three books for you to read on health and fitness, and hence reducing the number of choices for you to make. This gets you engaged in these times and also allows you more power to make better decisions for more important matters. So here it goes:
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 – Dan Buettner: The author of this book is the founder of Blue zones (Sardinia – Italy, Okinawa- Japan, Loma Linda – California, Nicoya Peninsula – Costa Rica and Ikaria – Greek island) where they have the largest number of people living to be 100 or older. This cookbook is his latest (released Dec 2019) in his Blue Zones series, in which he shares 100 recipes from these places which one should include if you plan to live longer and healthier lives. The book is a combo of vegetarian (vegan included) and nonvegetarian dishes. Enticing photography and a look inside why this food works along with some much-needed guidance, you will find appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Available on Kindle as well, this one is a must include.
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living – Meik Wiking: we all know that Denmark is always among the top-ranking countries in the happiest countries report. Their secret is the art of hygge a warm cozy feeling that they have encircled around them. This book explains in detail what hygge is all about and makes suggestions on how you can apply it in your life. Currently available as an audiobook and Kindle versions of Amazon. Let’s get happy the Danish way.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones – James Clear: The biggest challenge that almost all of us face is not starting a healthy routine, but keeping at them. Ergo this book, in which the author explains simple and effective ways to incorporate habits in our everyday life until eventually, they become a part of our lives. Simple easy tricks along with real people stories put it on our list, and hopefully yours too.
Our bodies may be under lockdown, but the mind is always free, and like Jhumpa Lahiri, said “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”