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Looking after your general wellbeing and mental health is one of the most important things you can do to make sure you live a happy and fulfilled life. Sometimes the world can get on top of us, and things can seem a little overwhelming. There are lots of steps you can take to focus and work on your wellbeing – one of our favourites is to immerse yourself in a book designed to help with just that. The Silentnight team have chosen our top Wellbeing and Wellness books we think you’ll love:
Best book for self-care
Everyday Self-Care: The little book that helps you to take care of YOU
Goodreads review score = 4.25/5
This book is a really easy way to implement some self-care into your daily routine, something we would all benefit from in one way or another! Whether you need to sleep better or eat healthier foods, need an energy boost or just need help winding down and relaxing at the end of the day, this book offers advice and inspiration that you can implement into your everyday life.
Best book on mental health
No Such Thing as Normal – Bryony Gordon
Goodreads review score = 4.29/5
Waterstones describes this book as ‘cutting through the Instagram wellness bubble’ thanks to its grounded, no frills approach to the discussion around mental health. Bryony Gordon offers sensible, practical advice, covering subjects such as sleep, addiction, worry, medication, self-image, boundary setting, therapy, learned behaviour, mindfulness and, the power of walking and talking.
Best book for meditation
A Year of Meditation: Daily Moments of Peace, Joy, and Calm by Nora Day
Goodreads review score = 3.65/5
The perfect book if you’ve been thinking about starting meditation but have no idea where to begin. The simple format of this book suggests an activity for each day of your year to help you ‘pause, reflect and grow’, like mantras, affirmations and inspiring quotes. It will help you on your way to feeling calmer, more centred and in control.
Best book for that feel-good feeling
All On The Board
Goodreads review score = 4.4/5
If you’ve got an Instagram account, chances are you’ll have seen one of the famous All On The Board quotes on your feed at some point. The very clever work of 2 TFL employees Jeremy and Ian has the simple aim of making Londoners smile on their commute to work by writing inspirational and creative messages on the service information boards. This book showcases a collection of their best messages, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, perfect for a daily dose of happiness.
Best book for reflecting
The Positive Wellness Journal – Alison McDowell
Goodreads review score = 4.4/5
Not all wellbeing books have to be full of information or helpful advice – sometimes it’s up to us to populate the book and reflect on what we’ve written, which in turn can help improve our overall wellbeing and mental health. The Positive Wellness Journal is designed to bring more positivity into your life, and includes ‘weekly quotes, daily writing and activities such as breathing, stretching, meal planning and art therapy to help you nourish not just your mind, but your body and soul as one’.
If you’re reading before bed, did you know that 24 minutes and 6 seconds has been proven to be the perfect amount of reading time to send you off to sleep? Our blog post explains all!
And if you want some more recommendations for other things to implement into your daily routine that will help with your wellbeing, check out our Wellbeing Collection of bedding, including Weighted Blankets and Copper Infused Pillows.