16 January 2016

What I am reading this week

Since the start of January I have done alot of underground traveling and instead of jamming my head phones in my ears I decided to start reading a little more. This week I am reading two books (I'm only going to share one today) It will probably take me a little more then a week to complete them but my first book I want to share is "How to worry less about Money" Written by John Armstrong. 

I have the biggest anxiety about money, I would probably go as far as saying its the biggest and I'm all for trying things that will help me lessen my anxiety. I decided to give this book a whirl as it approaches your anxieties at the root cause, all of us probably want to be making more money, be financially secure and happy when we approach or think about money. I'm sure you're thinking I bet there is a free Youtube video out there that would help more, I'm the kind of person that likes to re-read, high light and take time over learning new ideas, so this book seemed to tick all those boxes.

It gets you thinking a lot about yourself and why your triggered to worry or why you worry about something in this instance its money. Also it approaches the subject in a different way about, how we relate to it and the meaning we attach to it. It is very wordy, I'm not quickest reader and I found myself really concentrating, which I guess is a good thing as you want to make the most of the book resources. There are a few illustrations and images and truth be told I am only half way through, but from what I have read I have enjoyed taking notes and really thinking about why I do worry about money. Don't worry I won't share with you the inner workings of my mind!I am slowly breaking down a few ideas I have (personally) related to money which is great. Not to sure this is good for a "before bed" read as it might get your mind thinking about life a little more then you probably should before you nod off. It's good for a travel read or taking a break.

The book itself is from The School of life and I think they have a variety of self-help style publications that I'm sure are well worth a read. 
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6 comments

  1. Really enjoyed this post!:) you've got a beautiful blog!

    garnerkatie.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. Money is something I really wanted to focus on this year as I've let it go a bit out of hand in the past student-debt wise etc. I've found that doing an Ingoings and Outgoings helps each month but that doesnt really help with my sleepless nights over money, this sounds like it could really help especially as it gets to the root cause!
    I've added this to my to-read list, I'll have to keep an eye out for it!
    Becky; http://www.rebeccamarie.co.uk xxx

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  3. I will definitely be getting a copy of this. My family were insanely skint growing up so money is still a huge anxiety to me all the time and keeps me up at night, even though I don't really have to worry any more!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this - I must pick up a copy. I have always worried a lot about money too and weirdly I've found that the more I have the more I seem to panic about it.
    www.moonandforest.co.uk

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  5. I love a good self-help book so I might have to have a read of this! The School of Life books sound like my kind of reads!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

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  6. This sounds like just what I have been looking for. Money for sure gives me anxiety, as i'm sure it does many people. But sometimes I think I must worry to much about it, as it really does effect my mental health. I've just added this to the must buy book list. Thanks so much for this review.

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