8 books about mental health everybody should read

The best-sellers helping you to understand your mental health a little better.
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  • After over a year in various lockdowns, it’s very normal to feel a little anxious. The world feels like a confusing place, with government protocols on the safest way to hug one another it’s a tricky time to navigate. No one in our lifetime has navigated a pandemic quite like this, with panic, uncertainty, isolation and low moods it’s often beneficial to seek, find and maintain solace and sanity within a good book.

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    Books on mental health not only help you to understand your own better. Providing you with a tool kit on how to best help and support yourself. With #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek in full swing, we’ve turned to the best-sellers of Amazon’s self-help list. These are the most popular books people have been reading, re-reading and sharing over the past year. Ready for you to try…

    1, Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King

    Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King

    Learn how self-love is the key to unlocking your greatness with Vex King’s bestseller – over 500,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Featuring tried and true self-care tips to help usher you along your personal path of happiness. Spoiler, manifestation is key.

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    2, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

    “Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” Mark Manson’s self-proclaimed counterintuitive approach to living a good life has sold over 6 million copies globally. Manson makes the argument, backed by academic research and a splattering of toilet humour, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but rather learning to stomach lemons better.

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    3, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits by Wim Hof

    Wim Hoff The Wim Hoff Method

    If, like me, you’re fascinated by Wim Hof and his astounding achievements. Think, barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. As an endurance athlete, he’s multiple broken world records withstanding the most extreme temperatures through the power of the mind. Then this book is absolutely for you. Exploring the ways to activate your potential and transcend your limits. Taking control of both your body and life by unleashing the immense power of the mind Hoff explains his method for surviving extreme conditions.

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    4, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    Paulo Coelho’s modern classic tells the story of an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago, who years to travel the world in search of a worldly treasure. With over two million copies sold it’s a tale that reminds us to always listen to our hearts and follow our dreams.

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    5, Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

    Sharing his astonishing life story – from poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse to a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes. David Goggins reveals that most of us only ever tap into just 40% of our capabilities. Goggins refers to this as ‘The 40% Rule’, with his story illuminating a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

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    6, Quiet: Silencing the brain chatter and believing that you’re good enough by Fearne Cotton

    Written to tame the inner voice that says you can’t and silence what Fearne calls ‘brain-chatter,’ that holds you back and stops you from believing you can. It’s a handbook to help navigate modern life filled with expert advice and ideas you can put into practice from the likes of Bryony Gordon and Billie Piper.

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    7, The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8am by Hal Elrod

    Seeking change? The Miracle Morning has transformed the lives of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS. It’s one of those books that’ll have you seizing the day and picking up the ideas and plans you’d been putting off.

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    8, The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene

    Drawn from the past 3,000 years of power, Robert Greene shares tales of powers and the laws he discerned from them. To help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.

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