Many years ago (late 70s?) I read Susie Orbach's Fat is a Feminist Issue and it helped me escape the yoyo diet cycle I was trapped in at the time. I don't remember the details, just one piece of advice - eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full. Sensible and easy to follow advice which seems to work for me as I've managed to maintain a fairly stable and healthy weight since. So I'm now going to condense the advice from the self help books I have read into five commandments.
1. Slow down
I tend to rush through days, even days off, squeezing in as many chores and improving activities as possible. This needs to stop.
2. Do one thing at a time
This will be hard - I'm a habitual multi-tasker. But I know from experience that lesson planning while making dinner often leads to burnt offerings.
3. Be in the moment.
Smell the flowers; listen to the birdsong; taste the coffee; watch the woodpecker; stroke the dog. Be aware of your body and senses. This one is easier for me.
4. Listen actively to others.
I'm ashamed to say that I've been in the habit of finishing people's sentences for them. This will stop if I focus on them and stop being so self-absorbed.
I've been doing some of the meditations in one of the Mindfulness books and, for the first time, it seems to be working. The Three Minute Breathing space works best for me.
By the way, my life was not changed magically by tidying up, as promised by Marie Kondo, so none of her advice is included here. I have decluttered as instructed but now am regretting getting rid of some items of clothing I didn't feel love for because I have nothing to wear to work! I now fold my knickers and scarves are packed vertically in an old shoe box in a pleasing way, but otherwise my house is still relatively untidy.