Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (144)

As we know the rates of stress and anxiety are at an all time high!  We are stressed and sometimes, and I dare say, most times overstressed. So, this is a book for our time and about our time.

Matt Haig does a great job in conveying and difficulty and anxiety of our modern life. It is messing with our minds in a real way, creating anxiety, mental illness, and suicidal thoughts.

A fast and nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. The way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy and unhealthy.

Yet few of us are able to get out of this vicious cycle of self-abuse and emotional anxiety. We just keep grinding on day and day out.

When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety and depression as an adult, he began to look for ways in which the external world could have impacted on his  mental health in both positive and negative ways.

Now in this book, he has spun that understanding with the warmth and insight he is known for to create a personal and vital set of instruction for how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.

I loved the book!  The title of the book crabbed my attention. And I will be reading and re-reading this book for many months to come.

 

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About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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