How to Stay Sane – This book’s stated goal is “how to remain stable and yet flexible, coherent and yet able to embrace complexity” sounded like a good brief – and let me tell you the tricks I’ve learnt, they work, they 100% work, they 1000% work.
I have suffered with bouts of depression since my late teens and I embrace the opportunity to learn new ways to manage my depression and new behaviors to interrupt my descent into that pattern. This book has allowed me to see some patterns in my behavior that I had not recognized before and enabled me to find a way through them which works for me. As I read I took notes and made observations relevant to me – which I found incredibly helpful.
This book lays out four areas of our lives in which we can can make changes and manage our sanity; Self observation, relating to others, stress and our personal narrative. It is written in a fairly standard self-help-esque way, the writing is a little academic but when the book is written by a psychotherapist its what I’d expect, and truthfully, what I’d want.
This title is part of a series of books called the School of Life; This series is an attempt to explore “life’s big questions; How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter?” and the series is ever growing and ever changing. The school of life also exists as a You Tube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/schooloflifechannel ) offering inspiring and life educational videos and in 12 bricks and mortar spaces around the world. I am heading to the UK and France later in the year and cannot wait to visit!
Have a look at the other titles in the range if sanity does just not do it for you, hopefully one of the other titles would appeal; How t0 change the world, How to think more about sex, How to thrive in the Digital age. . . .