#NonFictionNovember TBR and Life Update

Hello, bonjour, hola! It's been a while since I wrote a post, and I've been quiet on social media as well. Truth be told, the news of another lockdown got to me. Since my husband is an Uber driver, these months we've barely made enough to survive, and another lockdown means even less money. I feel like a money wizard sometimes, trying to split 1k between rent, groceries and stuff for Adelina. 

Speaking of my baby, she had some problems as well. She started walking a few weeks ago, but we've noticed a slight limp. So we went to different doctors to see if there's something wrong. Hopefully, next week we get the results, and we'll have some peace of mind. All in all, the stress got to me, and I didn't feel like blogging. 

The only good news, at least as far as book blogging goes, is that I have been reading a lot lately. It was my way of escaping reality, and although I don't think I will reach my Goodreads goal, I am proud of myself. This month I am taking part in #NonFictionNovember, and believe it or not, I have quite the self-help list here. Years ago, I would have laughed at these books, but now I find them comforting. 

"The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy" by Erica Layne
So far this is the best book I`ve read on minimalism. It's debunking some myths about minimalism and offers you practical advice instead. I love the fact that it also focuses on mental and emotional minimalism, which tends to be ignored often. If you have questions about whether you should join this movement or not, this is the book for you. 

"Minimalism: Basic Principles of Minimalist Living" by G. Williams
This is the type of book you can read in one sitting, as it only has 79 pages or so. I have 14 pages left, but I can't say I am impressed. It fills like one big article about minimalism, and it doesn't really go in-depth. I am not an "extreme" minimalist, so maybe that's why I am not enjoying it that much. 

"Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics" by Peter Geoghegan
This was very popular in the last couple of weeks, mainly because of the elections in America. It's been years since I read anything related to politics, cause I wanted to leave my Uni years behind. But I miss it, and this seems like the perfect book to dive back into the world of politics. 

"How To Be Nice To Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self-Compassion: Effective Strategies to Increase Self-Love and Acceptance" by Laura Silberstein-Tirch
I`m trying to work harder on my confidence, cause I believe that parents lead by example. And I want to raise a confident daughter. Although I can`t say I struggle with low self-esteem, I`m a perfectionist, and when something goes wrong, I tend to be extra hard on myself. 

"The Courage to be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness" by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
Like I've mentioned above, I have really changed my perspective on self-help books. Maybe they aren't revolutionary, but they give you the motivation to keep working on yourself. 

"The Organised Life Project: A Step by Step Guide to organising your entire life" by Naomi Lynas
I love reading about minimalism and organisation at the moment, so since this book was available on Kindle Unlimited, I said why not. 

"The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety and Increase Wellbeing" by Robyn L. Gobin
It's only in recent years that I have realised the importance of self-care. Now I know that self-care is an act of self-love, and you must take care of yourself. If you're not taking care of your health both physically and mentally, you cannot be surprised when things go south. 

As shitty as this year has been, I also can't believe it's already November. Funny how time went so fast and so slow at the same time. Next month is December, and I am trying to get that festive spirit early. I might have started watching Christmas movies already, but don't judge. We all have different coping mechanisms, mine happen to be cheesy Christmas movies. 

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