Books That Have Been Helping Me Through Isolation

Being in isolation has given many of us a lot more time on our hands and I have been spending a lot of my time reading. I have reached for books that have been on my shelf for a while, to revist and enjoy them again. I keep books that I particularly love and they usually sit on the shelf, sometimes untouched but I have been reaching for a few different ones lately which I recommend to read whilst in isolation.

The first book I would like to mention is: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff – Richard Carlson. This book was gifted to me by my uni girls, as I am well known for being a worrier, this book was perfect for me and essentially speaks to me on a lot of levels. I had already used some tabs to mark out sections that I found particularly useful. It essentially tells you how to stop the little, annoying things in life from driving you crazy so you can focus on the bigger and more important things. It sounds simple when I put it like that, however, it has been super useful for me!

The second book is: Reason’s To Stay Alive – Matt Haig. I adore this book and when I first read it, I was truly invested in the emotional rollercoster Haig was experiencing. He opens up about his depression and anxiety and gives you a door into his experience throughout the darkest moments, he is a brilliant writer and I have a special place in my heart for him and his books. Another book he has written ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’ is also one I have been reaching for at this time, I relate to him in so many ways and this is comforting at the harder times.

The Art of Stopping Time – Pedram Shojai is another book I was gifted one birthday from one of my close friends Liam. It is a book dedicated to appreciating slow living which is quite ironic to be reading this as we’re all forced to stop and slow down. It’s filled with lots of techniques and tips to make slow living fit around your own lifestyle, so it’s suitable for anyone.

What books have you all been reading? Let me know in the comments, I always love to get new book recomendations!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

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