5 Books to Help With Anxiety

I over think everything, absolutely everything. So when I find my mind wandering, I’ll put fresh bed clothes on the bed, light a candle, have a cuddle and read one of my books. It’s these little things that help me to be present in the moment, in other words, to be mindful. I’ve read loads of books on mindfulness and well-being and wanted to share with you some of my favourites.

The Secret

Considering this book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of it. I read The Secret when I was a teenager and it has been my religion ever since! It’s all about the law of attraction which is something I believe in wholeheartedly. It essentially means “like attracts like” i.e. whatever energy you put out into the universe, you’ll get back. For example, if you’re really annoyed and go about your day exerting negative energy, you’ll attract more negative energy because the likelihood is that people will react negatively to your negative behaviour. The book explains how the law of attraction can be used to attract health, wealth, happiness and whatever else you want from life.

If you don’t like reading, The Secret comes in an audio book and the film is on Netflix!

Audience: Everyone.

Buy here.

The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

Today, success is associated with long days, late nights, pressure and lots of stress! The Happiness Track demolishes these theories and explains how they can actually prevent you from being successful. It explores the impact that happiness, resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress, creativity and mindfulness can have; and suggests that finding happiness and fulfilment could be the most productive thing you can do to thrive professionally.

Audience: Professionals.

Sold out online but can be bought in store in Easons.

 

The Life Changing Magic of not Giving a F**k

The 2 step ‘Not Sorry Method’ for mental decluttering shows how unleashing the power of not giving a f**k will help you avoid unwanted guilt and obligations so that you can spend your time, energy and money on those things that you actually do, and should, give a f**k about.

Audience: For those who give too many f**ks.

Buy here. This book, and The Secret, is on the 3 for 2 offer in Easons at the minute.

 

 

Mindfulness for Worriers

This book provides the scientific evidence behind the effectiveness of mindfulness as well as lots of practical advice on how to quiet an anxious mind.

Audience: Anyone who suffers with stress, worry or anxiety.

Buy here.

 

The Little Book of Mindfulness

This is a collection of over 150 practices to help you stay mindful throughout the day. It’s tiny so it’s very handy to carry around with you every day.

Audience: Everyone.

Buy here.

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