I have compiled a list for you that encompass 8 must read books to improve your mental health! I did this to give some of you some self help options! I hope my blog helps but there are some topics you may relate to more that the authors of these books may go in depth about!
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Self Care Books
“The Self Care Prescription” Robyn Gobin PhD
Dr. Gobin informs her readers of the importance of self care for your physical and mental well being. She helps you understand how to manage your work and social life when trying to practice self care. Improve your relationships, improve your physical health and develop a plan to habitually practice self care!
Learn some tips for practicing self care when you are a mom!
The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter–One Month at a Time by Dr Jennifer Ashton
Develop a goal that’s actually doable! This book includes a year-long plan to improve your emotional and physical health. Your focus changes each month such as physical goals, sobriety, meditation and so much more!
The Self Love Workbook by Dominee
Over at Blessing Manifesting, Dominee describes “The Self-Love Workbook” as her self-love journey. “I wanted to focus on loving myself but I wasn’t finding the right tools”. She seeks to help people learn what self love is and how to practice it habitually through use of her workbook!
I found her workbook at the best time in my life. For lack of better words, I was going through it! Stress! Fatigue! Anxiety! You name it, I had it and this workbook helped me channel within. I learned to give myself grace, compassion and love!
Breathe: An Anxiety Workbook by Dominee
Breathe: An Anxiety Workbook is also by Dominee! Can you tell I am a fan? The Anxiety workbook encompasses many evidence based theories to assist you in managing your anxiety symptoms. “Breathe.” is 137 pages of anxiety tips and worksheets (that you can print in color or black and white) with information on basic coping skills for private and public use and random anxiety tips.
Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
“Don’t feed the monkey mind: how to stop the cycle of anxiety, fear and worry” informs you of how anxiety develops in our mind. Upon learning how it develops, you will learn ways to stop the “monkey mind” and improve your mood!
Anxiety Happens: 52 Ways to Find Peace of Mind
This awesome book is by John P. Forsyth PhD , Georg H. Eifert PhD. This book will offer you “in the moment” calming strategies to cope with your anxiety! These exercises can drastically change your life, especially if anxiety prevents you from functioning the way you once did.
You could also use some of my tips here for coping with Anxiety
How hard it really is: A short, honest book about depression by J. S. Park
J.S. Park seeks to explain what depression actually is without all of the rumors or myths that people have added to it. The book is for individual who have depression or for those who would like to be supportive of someone with depression. J. S. Park also covers the neuroscience behind depression, disclosure stories, illness vs choice, and so much more!!
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to break free from the Perfectionism that masks your depression
D.r Rutherford explains how perfectionism develops by being told from a young age that “feelings” = weakness. The book also explains why you may have shame and the inability to process your emotions. Learn how to slap that shame away and ask others for help when you need it without feeling weak!