Book Review: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness for Beginners
Rachael L. Thompson
Independently Published
April 30, 2017
Kindle Unlimited

30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Who Will Benefit from this Book?

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge can be used alone or as a companion to the Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness in a World of Chaos. If you have heard of mindfulness, perhaps read a bit about it, or even tried one of the popular coloring books, but have not experienced a significant change in stress level or happiness this book will help. It provides the perfect beginner's guide to implement mindfulness every day.

What You Can Expect

The challenge is broken into four, weekly sections, with one bonus day to begin the challenge and another to end the challenge. Each week has a different focus to facilitate optimal learning at each stage of mindful skill development.

Possible Benefits

You will find both basic and advanced mindfulness concepts broken down and will be given simple, concrete action plans to implement each concept in your life. You will find a new activity every day that takes you one step closer to a happy and peaceful life. Activities can help with all facets of life, from relationships to health to problem-solving skills. Begin the challenge and watch your life transform!

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We all have tons of thoughts popping up every minute that cause fluctuations in mood, feelings, and behaviors. – Thompson, Rachael L.. Mindfulness: . Mind Body & Spirit Entrepreneur. Kindle Edition.

Book Review: There have been many times that I have said that I would love to go back to a simpler time, a time where things moved much slower than this high-pace world that we live in. Seeing as I do not have a time machine, a book like Mindfulness comes in handy. It is important that we have a way to cope with the insane amount of stress that we as a society go through.

I love the design of the cover. It seems to take a minimalist approach to design. This complements the concept of mindfulness nicely.

Mindfulness is novel designed around a 30-day challenge: a guide to change yourself. It promises that there will be a new challenge for every day of the month, as well as a description of said challenge. To get started with this self-help book, I would recommend keeping a journal to write down your reflections as Thompson does ask her reader to think upon aspects of the challenge.

With every bite of food, taste the flavors, feel the textures and temperatures, and hear the sounds. — Thompson, Rachael L.. Mindfulness: 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

I found the language and terminology for Mindfulness easy to understand and aimed for beginners. This is the third book in the Mindfulness for Beginners series. While a person does not have to go back and read Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness in a World of Chaos by the author, it will help to understand the concepts and how the concept of mindfulness works in the real world.

I am one of the ones who say that my mind runs a mile a minute with ideas and worries, and because of that, I have always found meditation (and to a further extent, visualizations) to be difficult for me. I found the first week of meditations helpful. It allowed me to calm my mind.

The challenge is broken up into four parts. Each part has 7 challenges. However, week one has 8, as well as week four. I found the challenges in Week 3 to be extremely helpful to me.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants exercises for a stress-free lifestyle.

The Total Number of Stars: 5 stars

Lydia Larue

Lydia Larue

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