My Favourite Wellbeing Books
There are so many fantastic books out there giving practical advice on how to make yourself feel better. I have two favourites at the moment and they are:
- The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chaterjee - which talks about the need to have 4 things right to have a longer and happier life. Those 4 things are relax, eat, move and sleep. The book explains why they are important and how we can improve each one. Easy to read and understand with lots of good actionable advice
- Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers - I’ve loved this book for a long time now and is all about discovering techniques to stop negative thinking patterns and re-educate your mind to think more positively. It’s a book I reread every so often and each time get something out of it.
Feeling Anxious and Panicked?
If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious in a particular situation, these things two easy techniques may help:
- Slow your breathing – breath in to a count of 4, hold your breath for a count of 4 and then breathe out to a count of 6. Repeat a few times. When you breathe out it helps your muscles relax and reduces feelings of anxiety as you do.
- Look around your environment and name (out loud or to yourself) everything you can see that is blue. Any shade of blue. Continue to look around your environment naming and maybe counting the blue things. This helps to distract your brain and so lessen the situational anxiety.
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