These 20 Books Will Boost Your Productivity And Improve Your Life

Marie Kondo (right) and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Credit: House Beautiful

18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Your home should be your castle, and when you return from a long day at work, the tidiness of your space has a lot to do with your ability to relax. If you work from home, it is even more important to have a neat and clean space if you want to lower your stress levels and be as productive as humanly possible.

It all started with her book, called If you have never heard of Marie Kondo before, her methods just might change your life. Instead of encouraging people to get rid of everything, like what you see in an episode of Hoarders, Kondo talks about her “Konmari” method. This is the process of going through categories of objects that you own (clothes, shoes, books, etc.) and asking yourself one-by-one if that object “sparks joy”. In her book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo goes through the steps of her Konmari method. If you want to see this in action, there is even an accompanying TV series on Netflix called Tidying Up.