With a second lockdown now in full swing, it’s essential now, more than ever to take a little bit of time out to look after our Mental Health. As tempting as it may be to curl up under the covers and watch Netflix for 4 weeks, this could harm your wellbeing more than you may realise. Although we all have different ways of managing our down days, taking a small amount of time to read through a few pages of a self-help book can help to improve your mindset. Here are 4 of our top self-care books to help you get through lockdown 2.0!
Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness – Vex King
Discover inspirational messages and universal wisdom to help you manifest positive vibes in this revolutionary book by Vex King. Learn to practice self-care, overcome toxic energy and prioritize your wellbeing. It’s an easy read, making it a perfect choice to flick through a few pages in those spare moments of your day.
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Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect– Fearne Cotton
This book is full of useful advice on how to live a happier life, something we all probably need in these difficult times. The tone of the book is honest and relatable; like hearing advice from your older sister. Author of Happy, Fearne Cotton, shares her own experiences of struggling with mental health without it being triggering to readers. She talks about tips and advice that helped her to overcome her struggles and work towards seizing happiness.
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The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace– Patrizia Collard
Mindfulness is the easy way to let go of stress and live in the moment. This book will show you how to bring simple practices into your day to day life to help you find more peace. The concept of the book is to take 10 minutes a day to practice mindfulness. It includes 7 chapters, all focusing on different aspects of daily life:
- Being in the Now
- Accept and Respond
- Making Your Mind Up
- Simply Be
- Mindful Eating
- Gratitude and Compassion
- Everyday Mindfulness
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The Wellbeing Journal: Creative Activities to Inspire– MIND
Creativity and reflection can have a powerful, positive influence on our lives. This gorgeous journal has been created in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity. It includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, motivating quotes and lots of space for you to write about your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
The charity, Mind, has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Profits from the sales of this book go directly towards the operation of the charity.
If you feel like you may be struggling with your mental health, you can seek support and advice from Mind.
Purchase The Wellbeing Journal Here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wellbeing-Journal-Creative-Activities-Inspire/dp/1782438009/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=self+help+books+activity&qid=1604666978&s=books&sr=1-3
In general, reading is a fantastic form of self-care, so if these books don’t appeal to you, then go and grab your favourite novel, curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and take some well deserved time to relax!