It has been awhile since I have reviewed or posted anything. My daughter finished with school, and summer is in full swing. Of course, this means vacations, as well as spending time with my daughter. She is the most important thing in my life.
The Fourth of July was like any other day for me. My husband managed to get the day off from work this year! I developed a migraine from the fireworks, so I spent most of my day in bed. My husband and my daughter went to see our city’s firework display. That sounded a little uneventful, right? Wrong! Our car’s front windshield cracked completely. The next day we had to file a claim to replace it.
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.
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