A Simplified Life by Emily Ley

With the new year rapidly approaching, we are all rushing around to make the next year better and to come up with resolutions that we just might keep. For some of us, it's to lose weight, read the bible more, or just simplify life in general. For those of you wanting to create a better, more easy life to live, I would highly recommend the book A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley.

I have never even heard of Emily Ley, but I am glad I came across this book to add to my collection. Life gets messy and extremely complicated and I never seem to be able to accomplish what I want. Thanks to this book, I can start changing that and hopefully create a more free-flowing, simple life. One that reflects everything that I want out of life.

Ley has thought of ever aspect of every-day life that she could. She touches on your style, home space, meal planning, scheduling, finances, technology, hospitality, motherhood, self, and of course, faith. Literally, every part of your life is represented in this book and this will be a book that I turn to constantly in the coming year.

Unlike most books on creating a simpler life where they just tell you what clutter you need to remove, Ley has created a journal, of sorts, where she asks questions for you to ponder and even gives you the space to write your answers in the book. You could also use those questions for journalling prompts and keep a record of how your answers change from year to year.

Ley has also included worksheets that you could copy or replicate. These could easily be added to a household binder and made your own. But, what I love the most about this book is that...She just gets it. She gets what it's like to have a hectic life, one that you feel out of control in every part, and has found ways to help others get past those obstacles and cultivate a life that you can enjoy more.

One thing that I found interesting is that while this book is sold as a Christian book, anyone can benefit from it. Yes, there are aspects of faith here and there, but they are not overwhelming and can easily be overlooked by someone who might not be a very religious person. I feel the book could help many people regardless of faith, or lack there of. Give it a shot. You just might create a better life!!!

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}