Weekends are something that we all look forward to; we get to spend more time with our loved ones, there are often fun events going on in the local area, and best of all, we can enjoy a nice lie in or two! But what if we told you that on top of all of this, you could also spring clean your house, shape a healthy body, and start work on your next creative masterpiece?

Our summaries of three bestselling books from authors Marie Kondo, Timothy Ferriss, and Elizabeth Gilbert can respectively teach you how to declutter your life, get fit quick, and unlock your creative potential. We’ve made things even easier for you by revealing our top tip from each of these summaries, so that you can use your time effectively this weekend, getting started with habits that could transform your life.

Cut clutter in your home

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Stepping into your home and feeling instantly stressed at the mess and clutter is something that affects so many of us every day. Stress no longer, organizing consultant Marie Kondo is here to help with a personal guide to decluttering your home. Using a variety of techniques, you will learn to distinguish between the possessions which have meaning and those which can be disposed of. Move beyond mess and work your belongings into manageable categories for a stress-free and tidy home. Read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, rid yourself of mess-related stress, and change your life for good.

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Transform your body

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

The follow up to Timothy Ferriss’ world-renowned best seller The 4-Hour Work Week focuses on burning fat, getting healthy, and becoming, as he calls it, superhuman. This all-in-one self-help, fitness, and diet guide is compiled from over 200 interviews with health experts ranging from doctors to athletes and even illegal drug salesmen. Covering a range of topics from what you should eat to how you can increase strength in just minutes each day, The 4-Hour Body is packed full of advice to help you become healthier, fitter, and happier.

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Get creative confidence

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

You don’t need a reason to create.
What’s currently preventing you from writing that novel, working on that painting, or even just getting started on an idea you had for a home DIY project? Do you worry about what other people will think of your work? Or is it that you’re not sure it would be very useful? Whatever it is, Elizabeth Gilbert has one essential piece of advice that will stop you from putting things off any longer, instead letting you get going with your creative process. If you’re holding back or looking for permission, remember this: You don’t need to have a specific reason to create something.

Yes, that’s right—you can create simply for the sake of creating. Stop putting pressure on your ideas and forget about other people’s opinions. If you want to create something, then you can. You don’t need to have a goal in mind or any kind of overall objective, and you certainly don’t need special training, or for your work to be considered great by your critics. Besides, another person’s reaction to your work says more about them than it does about you. Your creative work is yours and no one else’s, and your own desire to create is more than enough of a reason to do so.

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