Hello my lovelies.
This is the third in my series about Anxiety and as I said in my last post, I’m going to discuss some books that I have been reading which have been incredibly helpful for me (please note I am not being paid for these recommendations, these are just some books I found helpful!)
- The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells. Now truthfully this is more a book for people who have struggled with food and their weight (which I do fall under) but it has also had the added bonus of doing wonders for my anxiety. To read that there were people out there who had been suffering like I had been was revolutionary.
- Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. This is a hilarious (IMHO) book about mental illnesses and as someone who has suffered from both depression and anxiety it was nice to have a bit of a break from my own shit and read about someone else’s.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This has been a go to book for me during bouts of depression. It is about a shephard boy called Santiago who has a recurring dream. He is sure it means something and sets out on a journey to discover what. It has such a feel good ending – I obviously won’t spoil it but it is magical.
- The Anxiety Toolkit by Alice Boyes Ph.D. If you are an overthinker, think negatively, worry about the worst possible outcome or are self-critically then this is the book for you!
- Hardcore self help: F**K Anxiety by Robert Duff Ph.D is a great toolkit for people who feel other self-help books are boring and they don’t want the book they are reading to feel ‘like a chore.’
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The Power of attraction may not be something you believe in but this book is wonderful at putting things into perspective and making you rethink your mindset. It’s core value is that whatever you put out into the universe is what you will get back. So the more positivity you put out there the more you will receive. Again, this way of thinking is not for everyone but you should still give it a read and see what you think.
Do you have any recommendations for books you read to help your anxiety? Or depression? Or any other mental illness? Get in touch.
Next month I will be bringing you an interview from someone who has suffered from anxiety and depression. Including what they did to help themselves. See you then!