Simple Habits For Living Book Report

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Many of us get caught up in the daily rat race, and often times we forget to take care of the most important person, which is ourselves. As wives, daughters, and mothers we forget to appreciate the little things, or take care of us, due to living life and caring for others. Waking up with a positive mind, living with gratitude and exercise are some key elements I have incorporated into to my daily living, thanks to the book I chose to read (Scott & Davenport
2017).
The book I decided to read and incorporate in my life is 10-Minute Mindfulness 71
Simple Habits for Living in the Present Moment by S.J. Scott & Barrie Davenport. This book immediately called my attention, because, at the end of the day, everyone can incorporate some changes to their
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I live a very fast life, and don’t take time to myself, however, by reading this book, it has given me a better approach to take on these new habits and begin a better way of living my life. I often struggle to make change, however, with guidance and tools, small changes can be made to improve our lifestyle.
One of the reasons why I chose 10-Minute Mindfulness 71 Simple Habits for Living in the Present Moment by S.J. Scott & Barrie Davenport, is because with this book we can make small changes in just 10 minutes without having the stress of having to join a particular group, religion or organization. This book shows you how to live a better life without all the typical distractions of society (Scott & Davenport, 2017, p.12-15). Many people I know have often recommended yoga, meditation or other types of therapy to help me with every day stressors, but the fact of the matter is these activities take time. I need something I can incorporate daily that does not take too much time nor require driving somewhere, yet helps me make changes.
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Two important topics that really made an impact during my reading are: (1) stand,
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The other habit that made an impact on me is decreasing distractions. The book indicates that people check their phones on an average of 150 times per day (Scott & Davenport, 2017,
p.114). The book indicated that we are becoming addicted to all social media and smart phone activity. The article I read agrees with the book I read. The article that I read indicates that social media is an addiction, and studies were conducted which indicate that excessive use of social media increases isolation and leads to mental health issues (Guedes et al., 2016).
This book has made an impact in my life thus far. I started reading this book since the day when this course started. I have incorporated many habits, but these two are the ones that in my current situation I know will play a big part in my lifestyle. As previously stated, living an active lifestyle is very important, and just because you are active a couple of days a week, it is not sufficient to reduce your risk of disease. Social media is an addiction; however, I don’t

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