If your mental health is feeling a little fragile right now, you’re not alone. Between lockdown anxiety, seasonal affective disorder and loneliness, our emotional and mental states have taken a bit quite a knock of late. Whilst the start of a new year usually ushers feelings of optimism and a fresh start, 2021 so far has felt a bit too much like a continuation of 2020 (aka the year we would rather forget).
So, it makes sense that with all the turmoil in the world right now, we’re all searching for something to make us feel better. With social engagements cancelled for the foreseeable and only so many times you can search Netflix for something new to watch, there’s never been a better time to focus on yourself and your mental health. Whether it’s taken a knock because of the stress of living through the pandemic or you’ve made a new years resolution to address it, there’s no pub lunches/coffee dates/nights on the tiles (remember those?) to distract you. From dealing with the *big* stuff, like self love, to just trying to figure out what adulting actually is – and how to do it – now is the time to invest in YOU.[article id=”WbnAajN59j”]
While we’re big believers in self-care as a way to manage your mental health – from basics like a long hot bath to trying practices like at-home acupressure, sometimes what you really need, is some advice from the experts. So we’ve compiled a list of the best mental health books – all available shop right now on Amazon.
We’re certainly not going to promise that these mental health books are a guaranteed fix to all of your problems, but we have done our research to find reads that will inspire, motivate and uplift you whilst also providing practical, meaningful strategies to boost your mental health. Whilst they might not be the escape to the Himalayas to meditate surrounded by baby goats we all feel we need right now, they’re a pretty good substitute in the meantime.