For anyone who is dealing with or going through some tough times and exhausting day-to-day life, it is crucial for them to take care of their mental well being along with physical health.
Due to less awareness about the significance of mental health people do not acknowledge the dangers a tormented mental state can bring. Also, the ongoing pandemic is contributing to an unstable mental state.
There are plenty of ways you can take care of your mental well-being, it can be going to therapy, meditation, yoga or even a simple evening walk can be efficacious.
Besides, books or specifically self-help books can change the whole perception of how you see the world, how you respond to things and actions and what you think about yourself.
For maintaining your mental well-being you can refer to some self-help books to have an insight into your feelings and emotions.
Here is a segment of books about mental health;
- Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach by Nicholas Procter.
Mental Health: a person-centred approach aligns leading mental health research with the human connections that can and should be made in mental health care. It seeks to deepen readers’ understanding of themselves, the work they do, and how this intersects with the lives and crises of people with mental illness. This book adopts a storytelling approach, which encourages engagement with the lives and needs of consumers and carers in mental health. Each chapter features learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, extension activities and further reading. Mental Health: a person-centred approach is a comprehensive resource which utilises fresh thinking to support the development of safe, high-quality, person-centred care in both the Australian and New Zealand context.
- Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety by David burns.
Do you sometimes feel down, depressed, or unhappy? Anxious, panicky, or insecure?Culpable or ashamed? inferior, or worthless? Lonely, disliked, or alone?
If you are feeling any of these things, then this book will surely help you. This book tells us that what we are feeling is not because something is wrong with us. This book eliminates the idea that if you’re feeling negative thoughts then something is not right with us. This book just simplifies that negative thoughts are just thoughts and if try to listen to them then eventually they will go away. It is that once we hear what the negative thoughts are trying to tell us then suddenly we won’t need them anymore.
Mental health is a journey we cover and uncover several layers of ourselves while being on this journey.
In this book., ‘Dr Burns describes a new and revolutionary high-speed treatment for depression and anxiety based on 40 years of research and more than 40,000 hours of treating individuals with severe mood problems. The goal is not just a rapid and complete elimination of negative feelings, but the development of feelings of joy and enlightenment.
Dr Burns will provide you with inspiring and mind-blowing case studies along with more than 50 amazing tools to crush the negative thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem.’
- Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty.
The author Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose distils the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
During his time as a monk, Jay Shetty shows us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
This book will help you and make you ‘Think like a monk’ and will teach you How to overcome negativity- How to stop overthinking- Why comparison kills love- How to use your fear- Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it- How to learn from everyone you meet- Why you are not your thoughts- How to find your purpose- Why kindness is crucial to success- and many things like that…
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer.
‘What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.
Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.’
Consider referring to the above-mentioned books, you will surely gain something from them.
Hope this helped you and Kudos to your Mental health journey!