I received the eBook of How to Feel Good in Difficult Times in exchange for an honest review.
How to Feel Good in Difficult Times Details
Author: Gail Lindenfield
Published: 5th March 2020
Format: Paperback & eBook
Publisher: Trigger Publishing
Genre: Self-Help, Mental Health & Wellbeing
How to Feel Good in Difficult Times Summary
There is no doubt that we are all living in difficult times. With uncertainty around politics, the economy, our environment and now public health, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless.
In this practical book from renowned psychotherapist Gael Lindenfield, readers will learn to work through these feelings, reclaim their sense of self-worth and bounce back feeling stronger, positive and more confident than before. Set out in the practical chapters, the book allows readers to identify the root cause of their feelings of self-doubt and offers pragmatic, easily implementable solutions.
Throughout the book Gael explores our knee-jerk response to punish and retreat into ourselves in times of great stress, whether that manifests itself through dietary choices, insomnia and sleep-related issues or more problematic self-destructive behaviour, and equips readers with key tools allowing them to step back and take stock of these behaviours before they embed themselves.
Whatever the cause of your unhappiness and self-doubt, whether it be personal, work-related, environmental or a combination of all these, this book gives you all the tools you need to help to conquer the overwhelm, dust yourself off and regain positivity, whatever life throws at you.
How to Feel Good in Difficult Times Review
I read this book on day 24 of the UK coronavirus lockdown and I thought it was particularly relevant timing. During isolation, our mental health is challenged more than ever as many support strategies are harder to access. This book includes practical things we can do to feel good in difficult times as well as anecdotes from other people and how they have gotten through difficult times.
The first chapter is about things you can do to feel good at home. It encourages self-care and I felt like she completely understood me!
When we are going through times of crisis, our natural response is often to batten down the hatches and cocoon ourselves in our safe space which, more often than not, can be found at home.
The next chapter talks about the relationships we have with people. I found this interesting as I could pick out which of my friends fit into each friend type and this awareness will help me go to the right person when I’m looking for a specific thing such as a listening ear, practical solutions or a heart to heart.
She talks about money in a kind and sensible way with advice on how to get financially confident and good in difficult times. She also provides fun ideas to maintain or improve your physical health (not focusing on food and diet) and mental wellbeing.
Overall, it is a positive and uplifting book and doesn’t focus on the negatives. Well worth a read. My rating is 5 Stars.
Side-note: I really liked the font in the book, it was easy to read and felt light.
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