Books I read in 2024: My Books Reading Journey

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So one of my goals for 2023 was to read at least one book a month. Now I realize that probably sounds ridiculous to any of you avid readers, but the truth is reading isn’t something I’ve had much time for over these past few years. But reading has always been something I wanted, so I made it my goal to set aside time each week to sit down and read. And I have to say, it’s been awesome. I’ve discovered some really great books in the process. So I thought I should share them with you!

Productivity Books

1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” is more than just a self-help book; it’s a roadmap to personal transformation. By focusing on the small, incremental changes that compound over time, Clear offers a practical and actionable framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones. Whether you’re looking to improve your health, finances, or relationships, this book provides valuable insights and strategies that can truly make a difference. The book is focused on building a system for getting 1% better every day. Avoiding the common mistakes most people make when changing habits. Overcoming a lack of motivation and willpower. Developing a stronger identity and believing in yourself. Making time for new habits (even when life gets crazy). Designing your environment to make success easier. Making tiny, easy changes that deliver big results. Getting back on track when you get off course And most importantly, how to put these ideas into practice in real life.

Health & Fitness

1. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor’s “Breath” dives into the world of respiration, exploring both the cutting-edge science that is revealing the surprising impact of breathing on our health and well-being, as well as the lost art of breathing properly. Nestor investigates how modern life, with its emphasis on processed foods, chronic stress, and polluted air, has led us to abandon natural breathing patterns in favor of shallow, mouth-based breathing. This change, Nestor argues, has a cascade of negative effects, contributing to everything from anxiety and sleep apnea to ADHD and autoimmune disorders.

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Hi! I’m Waleed. Here, I share my musings on how to live your bestest, plus bits and pieces of my personal life and the things that delight me every day. Thank you for being here.