5 books on mindfulness

Mindfulness is becoming more and more important for all types of people within their daily lives. Seeking some peace and quiet at times of stress is normal, but sometimes we need a helping hand on how to manage it. We’ve rounded up five brilliant books that dig into mindfulness to help you find some zen!


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Mindful Work – David Gelles

The art of meditation is changing the world of business. In his book, Mindful Work, David Gelles gives real-life case studies of businesses who are incorporating meditation into their working schedules for their employees. If your work force is able to take some time to find peace, they in turn are less stressed by their working environment – making them a better asset to the business so both parties benefit.

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A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled – Ruby Wax

The eccentric Ruby Wax is best known for her comedic acting career, yet her books have proved she knows a thing or two about mindfulness. Her book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, is the most humorous of the list as she uses her wit to explain her own personal journey with depression and mindfulness. Wax is candid about the stresses we all face in our daily lives.

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This is Happening – Rohan Gunatillake

The creator of the Buddhify app brought some helpful words into a book format for those seeking tips on meditation. It helps to refocus on mindfulness in the digital era; allowing us to include meditation and mindfulness as part of our daily routine, rather than as a way of disrupting it. We don’t need to switch off – Gunatillake gives you the tools to implement meditation wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

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How to Be Mindful – Anna Barnes

How to Be Mindful by Anna Barnes offers help when you need some calming encouragement. The little book is jam-packed full of beautiful designs and helpful tips to keep your mind at ease in times of trouble. Dip in to the aesthetically pleasing little book when you need to clear your head from the stresses you find day-to-day, whether they’re big or small.

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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down – Haemin Sunim

Haemin Sunim is a Zen Buddhist teacher, and his book The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down helps you go gain perspective in a variety of different parts of your life. The book is split into eight sections; Rest, Mindfulness, Passion, Relationships, Love, Life, The Future and Spirituality. You’ll find essays by Sunim as well as helpful quotes from other influential people. It’s best read in bits and pieces, when you need some insight, rather than a continuous read.

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