Written by Chloe Williams, BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communications, BCU.
If you find yourself getting caught up in your own mind, these books will help to keep your mind in check and remind you to breathe, even when you forget.
According to the world health organisation, more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Mind‘s statistics state that 1 in 6 people in England have reported to having common mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, and it’s no surprise that companies such as Google have invested in their employees by providing things such as sleeping pods in their working environment, with more and more international businesses also following suit
Now more than ever, mindfulness is key to maintaining our mental health. It’s been scientifically proven that mindfulness improves our brain activity, offering more clarity to our thoughts and perceptions, whilst also showing evidence of improving physical health such as lowering blood pressure. Self-help books might not be able to solve all the questions and provide all the answers, but they can allow you to change brain patterns and take small steps to improve your overall wellbeing.
With this in mind, allow our suggestions to inspire and motivate you to be more present wherever you are.
The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolie | £7.99
The Power of Now is a book that’s styled in a question and answer format, making it much simpler and easier read. With a clear focus on ‘spiritual enlightenment’, this is a good option for those who want to explore a more religious approach to mindfulness; which The Power of Now does beautifully.
Jo Peters | £12.99
Including a variety of suggestions, tips and tricks for improving your daily routine, Slow is a reminder to slow down both physically and mentally. If you’re the type of person who lives a hectic, fast-paced lifestyle then this will encourage you to appreciate what’s really important in life.
Modern Mindfulness: How to Be More Relaxed, Focused and Kind While Living in a Fast Digital, Always On World
Rohan Gunatilake | £8.99
Through highlighting a variety of simple exercises that can be performed daily, this book offers teachings and techniques in allowing yourself to switch off. Learn to apply awareness and composure, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, making mindfulness accessible, approachable and mobile.
365 Days of Mindfulness
Yvette Jane | £5.99
Break the year down and get inspired to find a mindful approach for every day of 2019 with this small, travel-friendly book. Discover inspiration, enlightening quotes and insights to digest daily and improve your overall outlook. If you’ve been lacking motivation recently, this might just be the little pick-me-up you need.
Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down
Haemin Sunim | £8.99
This book is designed to resonate with those of all ages, providing readers with useful ways to handle setbacks in life and tips for staying calm in overwhelming situations.