The Best Books for Depression and Anxiety – 2018
Some of the best books for depression and anxiety can seem on first appearances not about the subject matter.
That’s because depression can be complex and not necessarily one dimensional, involving many parts of yourself and due to a number of factors.
Depression can be about the environment you live in, the relationships past and present in your life, plus your lifestyle – but also importantly the relationship you have with yourself.
But primarily our thinking and thought patterns have the biggest impact usually influenced and/or being reflected by our environment, our relationships with ourselves, others and our life style choices.
A book that is a good example of this is The Secret. The Secret is ultimately about the Law of Attraction. In brief, The Law of Attraction says – whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you.
The Law of Attraction dictates that whatever can be imagined and held in the mind’s eye is achievable if you take action on a plan to get to where you want to be.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
I speak from my own experience when I say that reading some of these amazing books was instrumental in my own road to healing! It completely changed my idea of my depression and how I could play a large part in my own recovery.
It was about the story of my life, my perceptions and beliefs about my life, past and present – and how those ideas became instrumental in my unhappiness and ultimately my depression and anxiety.
Being responsible for your own recovery doesnt mean you do it all on your own without any help but it’s what you do on a day to day basis.
For instance: If you see a therapist once or twice a week, coupled with hopefully finding a good therapist, it will most definately help. But what do you do for the other days of that week? Do you think that one or two visits a week on it’s own is the answer?
(Most people will only be able to afford to pay for therapy once a week, if that?)
No! – it’s what you do for the rest of the days of that week to help yourself.
That’s why educating, enlightenment, self-developement or whatever you want to call it, comes into play. That’s what can happen when you read some, or all of these life changing books.
It will be a different journey for everyone, in time scale, perseverance, ability to being open minded – and challenging yourself to answer deep questions that dispute your long held core beliefs and ideas.