I wanted to share with you one of my favorite books this year so far -- The Self-Care Solution. When I went to Canada early on this year, I was at Indigo (a bookstore) looking for new books to read. I set a goal for myself that this year, I want to be able to read at least 3 books. For many of you, that is probably an easy task, but for me, a full-time working student, I struggle with finding the time to be able to sit down and read a book. I’m always working on something – school or work-related that when it comes to downtime, I just want to close my eyes (I’m usually in front of a monitor 8 hours or more a day).
Anyway, I found this self-care book and was curious of the content as it is different from all the other self-care books I have skimmed through at the bookstore. I haven’t finished reading the book yet, but I must say that I highly recommend reading it because it is relatable and easy to apply in your daily life. I mentioned having not finished the book and the reason is because each chapter consists of a different month where the author, Dr. Ashton, changes one thing in her lifestyle. For example, January for her was dry month. Each month, she shares her story of how certain habits she changed were either difficult to stop or push herself to maintain. And at the end of each chapter, she gives you a summary of things that you can do on your own and some suggestions that are not that difficult to do. She also highlights the benefits of each lifestyle change using science and she shares her own observations of how these small changes have positively affected her physical and mental well-being.
If you are interested in checking out her book, I've included the link below. Let me know what you think and what you have decided to incorporate in your life!