Self-help and personal development books are a huge market right now, and something that everyone should dip into every now and then when you’re feeling a little low.
Lana got in touch with me recently and very kindly offered to sent me a copy of her book to review.
It consists of a collection of tips and suggestions to help you see the good in your life. Lana herself states that she is by no means an expert, but after suffering from bouts of depression through her life she is sharing the things that have helped her to find a healthy balance after years of therapy and mindfulness.
The book itself is a short read (around 50 pages) and is definitely something you can read with a spare hour if you’re feeling a little down. With lots of simple everyday advice, it’s very easy to dip in and out of key chapters to remind yourself to see hidden positives in any situation, and to guide you with turning negative situations into something more positive.
Like everyone, I have down days and I thought it was perfect to try and ‘turn negatives into positives’; I’m a big believer in ‘positive thoughts equals positive action’, but even I tend to dwell on the bad and forget the good sometimes! This is a handy little guided when you need a quick reassurance that all is not lost.
Sometimes I find self-help books can be overly consumed with facts and figures, or come across as too false; instead this book is written in a clear and relatable way that stops you feeling too overwhelmed and gives you some perspective to start again.