I ordered this book thinking that it was really written for me. I struggled with self-care and ran out of ideas what to do when I needed my ‘down-time’. Plus extra options are always welcome.
First of all, this book looks and feels luxurious. It’s heavy, like it’s important you know. It’s arrived in your bookshelf and it is going to stay! The cover is pink with gold rose lettering, which radiates some wellness already. For a book about self-care, I think that’s important.
The lettering is good, we’re not talking about tiny letters cramped one upon the other but all the tips have enough white space around them, so your eyes can glaze over them.
Did I mention the tips already? That is actually the content of the book. It is full of tips, exercises; activities and stories from the author as well as people giving their view on self-care.
In the beginning I picked up the book when I needed a (quick) break. I learned now to look into it before I need a break, so I actually have the energy to be inspired. In that regard, it’s not a book that stays on the shelf when you’ve read it. It can guide you whenever you need it and provide useful tips. I use it more as an inspiration board than a real reading book.
To give you an idea about the content, I’ll share some tips with you. Warning: there is some humor involved and you’ll find a mix of serious tips along with some funny ones.
When you need to find a quicker answer to your self-care needs, the author put a decision tree at the end, so you’ll find relevant entries that you may find helpful at this moment.
I found this a very helpful book. It is full of wisdom but packed with a humorous tone. It’s practical and beautiful. I’m glad I’ve bought for myself as a present.