5 Mindful Books to Help You Through the Day
The world can be an exhausting place and it is all too easy to get caught up on every problem, both great and small. Here are some books to provide you with some relief from the worst of the stresses, and a touch of support in unwinding your thoughts and letting go of a difficult day. Perfect for Mental Health Awareness week.
Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs by Ralph De La Rosa
As the title suggests this book aims to help readers remain grounded, feel empowered and become emotionally connected with themselves and those around them, by learning how to manage the complexities of everyday life. Our lives seem to become busier by the day and it can often be incredibly overwhelming as we attempt to figure out how best to tackle the difficulties that we face. By weaving his own personal stories throughout and using behavioural science to back up his theories, author Ralph De La Rosa demonstrates ways that we can become more resilient, well rounded and less burdened with the challenges of the modern world.
Keep Calm and Log On: Your Handbook for Surviving the Digital Revolution by Gillian “Gus” Andrews
The digital world can be a daunting and intense place to find yourself. From the very real threat of identity theft to an ocean of fake news, it is understandable why some opt to steer clear of the internet and their devices. However, for many the online world is inescapable.
Written for all ages, Gus Andrews’ tome clearly explains how to feel more comfortable online by using mindful methods such as unplugging, rebuilding trust within communities and redirecting attention, this book essentially helps to build up confidence with technology.
The Mind Medic: Your 5 Senses Guide to Leading a Calmer, Happier Life by Dr Sarah Vohra
Identifying the importance of engaging the senses, author and Consultant Psychiatrist Sarah Vohra uses her expertise to highlight how we can best use what we see, smell, touch, taste and feel to live a more positive life. By addressing a litany myths and the reams of conflicting advice on mental health, the reader can gain a deeper understanding of mindfulness while enjoying the clear writing style and wonderful presentation of the book. Critics loved it, and with good reason, as Vohra’s helpful techniques can be used by adults and children alike who want to get the most out of every day.
Eliminate Negative Thinking: How to Overcome Negativity, Control Your Thoughts, And Stop Overthinking by Derick Howell
Negative thoughts or experiences tend to stay with us much longer than positive ones, so it’s no surprise that many of us often feel incredibly anxious as we wade into self-defeating patterns of overthinking and self-flagellation. This book outlines a methodology for reversing the negative thought processes we may experience by teaching 13 ways to clear the mind, such as how to create positive habits, manage destructive thought patterns, and deal with negativity bias. By outlining what mistakes we might be making, this book gives us the tools on how to problem solve, become more self-aware and better appreciate ourselves, ultimately getting rid of those pesky negative thoughts.
Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment by Gill Hasson
Being distracted by what is happening tomorrow is a very real issue that many people face, so much so that we fail to appreciate what is happening in the moment. This is no way to live, and this book knows it, instead offering readers a way to slow down and choose another path. By building self-confidence and redirecting unhelpful thoughts, we can better our relationships, develop self-awareness and make sure we get the most of every day. An easy-to-follow book which is ideal for those starting out on their mindfulness journey, doing exactly what it says on the tin.