Books to Beat the Blues

The winter blues are slowly creeping upon us. As much as we love the falling leaves, Christmas markets and outdoor ice-skating rinks, we can also feel a little sadder in this season, and that’s okay!

Naturally, we start to miss summer again as it gets colder. The days get shorter, going out gets tougher and we tend to hibernate under our duvets. This is all completely normal and is a common experience shared between a lot of us.

Check out our latest Carbon Issue for some tips on how to beat the winter blues and feel your best this season. For further reading, you might find our curated selection of affordable self-help books to help you relax and feel more at ease on those cold nights in bed.

All books mentioned are available on Amazon or Waterstones

Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

This book is a true life-saver. It will help calm anxious thoughts and hush overthinking. If like many of us you tend to feel more lonely around this time of year, Matt Haig gives a helping hand.

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle talks about trusting the universe and leaving your worries at the door in this book. It’s an amazing read if you’re seeking guidance or are unsure on the what path you’re on in life.

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

After it exploded in popularity last year, this book should definitely be on your list. Florence Given is an excellent writer and will help you tackle any confidence issues you may be facing.

Dear Universe by Sarah Prout

Even if you don’t believe in manifesting or you don’t meditate at all, this book is amazing for every kind of positive and negative feeling you can think of. It contains 100 meditations and affirmations for 100 different negative emotions you may be feeling, and then 100 for another 100 different positive emotions. If you’re thinking of getting into more spiritual practices, this is an excellent starting point.

By Amy Dulwich