Looking to make a change in the new year? Here are 2018’s best books on self-improvement.
We thought we were well versed on the subject of mental health but as A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental has shown us, there is always more to learn. This book brings together Natasha's decade of experience working in the field, researching and educating others on mental health issues along with expert insights and her own moving story.
Am I normal? What’s an anxiety disorder? Does therapy work? All of these questions and more are answered in Natasha’s trademark combination of expertise, personal experience and humour. We urge everyone to read it.
Russell’s compassionate, honest and beautifully written book shows how we are all on the addiction scale somewhere and that by learning how to feel our feelings, connect with others, and align ourselves with a purpose beyond self-seeking, we can all recover. Recovery offers profound insight into the nature of addiction and a practical, step-by-step method to address the pain and trauma at the root of it.
The Kindness Method is a book that can leave you feeling better about yourself than you ever thought possible. A book that teaches you to use the kindness you reserve for others on yourself, in order to unlock real lasting change. At first we found it strange to map out all of our good qualities, and focus so hard on all the positive things about our behaviour, but actually treating ourselves like we would our own best friend has been a technique that has helped us greatly throughout the year.
A witty, stimulating selection of advice and opinions from the writers of The Pool, this book covers everything from bad sex to bad boys, workplace inequality to the sheer joy of learning something new. A complete guide to modern life from a dazzling list of writers such as Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Yomi Adegoke, Juno Dawson and Sali Hughes. This book was a complete joy to work on and an even better read.
If you're always thinking about how to save a little more extra cash Small Change could be the book for you. Detailing all the irrational and odd ways we spend money and, more importantly, how to curb these habits. Funny and essential, it's a book that has been read many a time here in the Bluebird offices.
The book that has caused thousands of people to question their diet. Brimming with valuable insights, this is the definitive book on nutritional advice, highlighting which foods are scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease, and has had everyone discussing whether they should go vegetarian or not all year.