This is one of the e-books that I got from the Libby Library app online.
The book claims that you’ll find activities, exercises, crafts, and recipes to help you calm your anxieties, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, find inspiration, take control of nerves, feel confident, accomplish your goals, burst into laughter, and generally feel great. While I think that the idea is really nice, I don’t think a single book will be able to do this. It takes quite a few things to work towards that kind of feeling. Even if you don’t have mental health issues, this sort of thing isn’t just learned overnight.
So a bunch of the things in the book are pretty standard and give a pretty short explanation for how to do them. Which isn’t bad. You just have to tackle each item slowly. Personally, when I try to do a full reset on things, I never stick to it. The “new year, new you” thing doesn’t always work out. Small habits stick around better.
I really do like all of these though and the book is a nice way to tackle and make a plan for what to do. Some of the things that I’ve got a HUGE problem with right now is definitely my space. I’m living in a small bedroom with my SO and we’ve both got desks in here too. And then I’ve mentioned the storage unit already. So clearing out and making some space would be really nice.
I was happy that tea was on the list of things to help. I’m a huge tea fan. So going to “dogear” this one for later. To be honest, I’ve always wanted to make myself a tea cart for all my tea ideas. I’m also going to try and make some really cute diabetic-friendly sugar cubes for special tea times.
On top of some of the cute things like “clean your room” and “have a cup of tea” there are some more serious pages that really do seem helpful. They’re really well worded too. I know a lot of the self-help books can drone on and on so the simplified manner that they deliver the solutions is nice.
I would honestly give this book a try if you can find it in your Libby Library. Reading books has been a huge stress reliever for me lately so I’ve enjoyed going through some books. I’m in an upswing, which isn’t really bad, except I’m not finding most things as enjoyable as I used to. This can eventually really suck when my bipolar swings back down into a low phase. So I’m going to try and ride these good feelings and prepare! Thanks for stopping by, see you guys tomorrow.