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In this month’s selection we have the perfect books to help you see in the New Year. Whether you’d like to practice more self-care - be it your mind or body - or take five minutes out of your day to work out what’s really important to you, this week’s titles will leave you feeling happier, more in control and ready to take on 2018!
THE SELF-CARE REVOLUTION (smart habits & simple practices to allow you to flourish), SUZY READING, 9781912023202 (OCTOPUS) BD6.400 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members
Suzy Reading is a chartered psychologist and qualified yoga teacher specialising in well-being and this is her gift to all the busy people in the world. The ideas and frameworks in this book are gentle, wise and practical; buy two copies and give one to your best friend, they will thank you for it!
What if it were possible to help ourselves thrive, rather than simply survive?
The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves so that, rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings.
Discover the Vitality Wheel - a complete body and mind Self-Care Toolkit that will boost your health, happiness and resourcefulness.
This is a fantastic book which is a great beginner to self-care. It is visually beautiful to read, full of gorgeous pictures and quotes to meditate on. There are plenty of exercises, both mental and physical, to take you through each chapter.
This isn’t the kind of book where you have to work from start to finish. You can dip in and out wherever you feel you need to so there really is little excuse not to start the year as you intend to carry on!
THE 5:2 COOKBOOK, ANGELA DOWDEN
BD3.900 for members of the Gulf Weekly Book Club
The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly-effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just two days a week.
You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats.
New research now suggests that sticking to 800 calories a day - rather than the 500-600 calories previously recommended - can help people lose weight successfully.
But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelettes or ham salads? Want something quick and easy but don’t know what? Look no further. With more than 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for anyone who is fasting, it couldn’t be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are delicious, so fasting need not be a chore.
Includes: four-week fast day meal planner; calorie counter, 15 ideas for 150 calorie snacks, 50 ideas for 100 calorie snacks, 50 ideas for 50 calorie snacks, 10 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition and keeping up your 5:2 eating plan for life.
FIVE MINUTES IN THE MORNING (a focus journal), ASTER
BD4.900 for members of the Gulf Weekly Book Club
What is important to you today? What if five minutes could change your routine and change your day? What if you checked in with how you are feeling for just those few minutes, maybe sitting down over that cup of coffee or tea, or quietly sitting by the window before you head towards the shower?
Writing things down has been shown to help people more successfully achieve their dreams and goals. It is a way to help us focus on what matters, prioritise what we are going to do for the day ahead and track our progress.
Five Minutes in the Morning offers a beautiful space as well as creative exercises to encourage reflection and intention setting at the start of the day.
That’s all it takes.