6 Books to Improve Mental Wellbeing & Sleep

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Aug 9, 2022
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Reading  has been used as a way to relax, and it’s particularly good to read before you go to sleep, to wind down and calm the mind. It’s not easy to go from a fast-paced day straight to falling asleep. Reading works by distracting you from any worries or thoughts about the day, or the day ahead of you, and promotes relaxation and a peaceful state of mind.

In support of Book Lover’s Day, here are six books that will help you sleep, and support your mental wellbeing too…

  1. Hope and Help for your Nerves: End Anxiety Now

Written by Claire Weekes, this step-by-step guide that focuses on curing crippling fear and anxiety is a best-seller. Drawing on her own experience with her patients, Dr. Claire Weekes offers simple to follow guidance on how to gain an understanding of your own anxiety and methods to improve and overcome nervousness and fear for good. Reading this book can be life changing, not just addressing the physical symptoms of anxiety, but the root cause of the problem too.

Find out more about Hope and Help for your Nerves: End Anxiety Now here

     2. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When     the World Overwhelms You

Society states that to succeed in the world we should be outgoing, extroverted and thick-skinned, but what about those of us that are easily overwhelmed, highly in tune with our environment and the people around us, and crave time alone to rest and reset? The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron will help you identify if you are a HSP and discover your own unique sensitivities. Written to encourage HSPs to thrive in a world that favours extroverts, Elaine shows you how to see your personality traits in a positive way and gain better self-esteem.


      3. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Written by New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is funny, clever and thought-provoking. Physiotherapist Lori shows us what it’s like to be on both sides of the couch, with this behind the scenes account. The book delves deep into the fact that we all want to understand ourselves better, why we’ve made the choices we’ve made and what makes us the way we are, in the hope that by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, we can workout where to go next.

    4. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before is a toolkit to help you be resilient in hard times and to optimise your mental health on a daily basis. The book aims to teach you how to deal with your anxieties and criticism, battle low mood and improve your self-confidence, as well as finding motivation and breaking negative patterns. Written by Dr Julie Smith, the writing is simple and easy to understand, and the advice is also easy to implement in your own life.

    5. The Little Book of Mindfulness

When you start to try and understand what mindfulness means, it can appear quite complex and overwhelming. The Little Book of Mindfulness makes getting to grips with mindfulness simple. Put simply, mindfulness is an easy way to gently let go of stress, bringing your mind and body back into the present moment. Written by Dr Patricia Collard, the book includes 5-10 minute practices that can be used on a daily basis to free you from stress and anxiety.

     6. Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life

Written by self-development coach Roxie Nafousi, this is a practical guide that aims to help you change your life and feel more empowered. Manifest outlines seven simple steps to help you master the art of manifestation. From learning how to be clear in your vision, overcome fear and doubt, to turning envy into inspiration, this guide uses a combination of science and wisdom to help you achieve your goals.

Find out more about Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life here.

Whatever you choose to read, reading is a great tool to support your everyday mental wellbeing. Melo can also support you when it comes to unwinding at the end of the day, and practising mindfulness. A portable and handheld device designed to help you find a moment to simply breathe and reset whenever you need day or night, Melo will aid relaxation and promote your everyday wellbeing.

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