Books · Self-Care

5 Non-Fiction Books To Help You With Your New Year’s Resolutions

We can hardly believe that we’re almost to February, Cozy Readers! How many of you are still going strong on your New Year’s Resolutions?


We get it. Life gets messy and our New Year’s goals get cast aside. But that’s OK because we’ve rounded up 5 books that are certain to give you that extra bit of oompf to get started again. These popular non-fiction picks are perfect for those of you with goals geared toward mindfulness, creativity, intention, and just plain ol’ happiness (and who doesn’t like that?!).

present over perfect


1) Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

This collection of essays written by Shauna Niequist is perfect for busy, hard-working moms in need of a time-out. Niequist walks readers through her own journey toward living a more mindful existence. Hey, leaving behind frantic? Count us in!




52 lists

2) 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy Diary by Moorea Seal

This interactive journal offers a weekly reminder for cultivating gratitude, and, of course, happiness. Designed especially for list-lovers, this hardback book is filled with lovely illustrations and photos, all geared toward offering readers a calming experience for weekly reflections.




the year of cozy

3) The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme

We just love Adrianna Adarme’s The Year of Cozy. This DIY book is filled with wonderfully cozy recipes, craft ideas, and homemade adventures. It’s perfect for readers wishing to re-discover their sense of wonderment in small moments and undertakings, no matter the season!



4) The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

Steal secrets from some of the happiest people in the world with this book, all about the Danish philosophy of hygge, which offers insight on how to live a cozier life. Afterall, hygge is loosely translated as: “a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.” We heard that hygge also includes snuggling up on the couch with a slice of double-chocolate cake, so we’re willing to give it a shot!


book that takes its time

5) A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness by Irene Smit

This interactive book offers a creative approach to slowing down in our everyday lives. Designed with insightful quotes, as well as “bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, [and] blank papers for collaging,” this book is perfect for hands-on readers and crafters at heart.

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