In times of crises,it is important to maintain a sound mind as well as a healthy body.
Right now the world is still struggling with the health crisis brought by the coronavirus pandemic. However, as we enter the second half of this year, it is clear to us that we are just not fighting the virus. Most of us are fighting for economic survival, some are facing with moral crisis, and many of us are barely holding on. Depression, anxiety, and mental health are some of the issues the world is facing as well. That said, there is a great need to educate ourselves on how to strengthen our minds, who to adapt to this crisis, and above all overcome the adversities that surround us. Here are 5 books on maintaining your sanity in times of crises.
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck
Dr. Martha Beck is an experienced sociologist and a research associate at Harvard Business School. In 2008, she published her book Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live. In her book, Beck draws from her extensive experiences with clients over the last six years, providing readers with tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises designed to help them identify their core desires and how to execute a life of contentment and significance. Dr. Beck highlights on reading our internal compass and how to acknowledge these signals. Finding Your Own North Star also hopes to guide readers in acknowledging and repairing past emotional wounds that may hinder you from your desired life goals.
How To Keep Your Mind While Everyone Else’s is Being Blown Apart by the Land Mines of Life by Eddie Naylor
How To Keep Your Mind While Everyone Else’s is Being Blown Apart by the Land Mines of Life is a self-help book by Eddie Naylor. In this book, Naylor shares his ideas on how to cope with the stress and challenges of living in the 21st century. According to him, there are landmines scattered all around us and waiting to blow our minds. They come in the form of risk, uncertainty, anxiety, depression, challenges, and frustration. By tapping into our “secret unique inner powers” and “life energy potential”, we can develop a proactive approach to things and will give us the power to overcome these adversities. These said potential powers are within us and need only to be discovered. By empowering our minds, we can have the focus and determination that we need in order to pursue a life of balance, success, and peace. Eddie Naylor’s guide to overcoming one’s internal and external challenges is a timely read.
Out of the Darkness: From Turmoil to Transformation by Steve Taylor
Published in 2011, Steve Taylor’s Out of the Darkness is a compilation of over 30 inspiring stories from people have overcame traumas and depression and gained “permanent spiritual awakening.” In his book Taylor shares the amazing narrative of a recovering alcoholic who gained enlightenment after hitting losing all he had and hitting ‘rock bottom.’ It is just one of the many stories featured in the book. Aside from personal accounts and chronicles, Taylor also imparts several of his interviews with spiritual teachers including the famous author and life coach Eckhart Tolle. One of the highlights of Taylor’s Out of the Darkness are the explanations why life’s turmoil and adversities has the utmost capacity to transform us into better individuals, and along with that, enable us to find spiritual awakening in the most natural way.
The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self by Dr. Alex Lickerman
In this time of great pandemic, many of us are suffering from anxiety, depression, and thoughts of uncertainty. The Undefeated Mind by Alex Lickerman provides a valuable guide on how to better take control of our lives. The book anchors on resilience and self-focus. In this work, Dr. Lickerman nine core principles that we need to examine in order to equip ourselves with the wisdom needed to counter the stress and negativity surrounding us. These nine principles have guided patients who overcame depression, anxiety and stress brought by unemployment, unwanted weight gain, addiction, rejection, chronic pain, retirement, illness, and loss of life. Dr. Lickerman’s The Undefeated Mind is a very relevant read.
Calm the Chaos Journal: A Daily Practice for a More Peaceful Life by Nicola Ries Taggart
Calm to Chaos Journal by Nicola Ries Taggart is one of the recently published self-help guides for modern-day readers. Taggart’s 2018 book promises to help manage stress and anxiety brought by the hassles of multi-tasking, endless to-do-list, and juggling career, family, personal relationships, and even social responsibilities. Calm to Chaos is a journal written for those who are desperately seeking a sense of balance, harmony, and serenity in their daily lives amidst the arduousness and complexities of 21st century living. Nicola Ries Taggart’s Calm to Chaos is truly an essential guide for those who are determined to take care of themselves and others in these trying and troubled times.