Blue Monday: What to read if you’re feeling down
By Contributor LID Publishing
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. We all face mental health challenges, regardless of our gender, age or sexual orientation, and too often we can be guilty for taking our mental health for granted.
This book aims to build on the current progressive movement around mental health awareness and is in line with current thinking on mental health in the workplace. In this book, the authors provide employees with a resource to develop greater mental health in the workplace and provide employers with a resource to develop greater wellbeing amongst their employees therefore increasing quality, performance, productivity and overall business effectiveness.
THE WELLBEING BOOK
As our lives get busier, boundaries between work and leisure blur and we spend less time thinking about what we’re putting out minds, bodies, and souls through. This fast-living is resulting in a pandemic of ‘ill-being’: from general weariness and ‘feeling under the weather’, to prolonged bouts of sickness, lethargy and sharp increases in stress, depression, and mental health issues.
The Wellbeing Book will demonstrate how we can interact with the world to lead a better life. The author provides 50 practical and uplifting ways to improve physical and mental wellbeing by focusing on the mind, body, and soul. In doing so, he helps us to hit the pause button and learn how to enhance our energy and build resilience, cultivate our emotional and physical wellbeing, manage stress and live a happier and more fulfilled life.
POSITIVE MALE MIND
Mental health problems affect both men and women, in fact, every one in four of us. However, it has been widely accepted for some time that men are much less likely to seek help from a doctor or mental health specialist, as they traditionally expect themselves to be competitive and successful, tough and self-reliant and can find it difficult to admit that they are feeling fragile and vulnerable.
This book aims to build on the current progressive movement by supporting men and those that care about them – be that a partner, friend, family member or colleague – by providing insight, advice, and tips on what can be done at a very practical level to make men’s mental health much more positive.
THE ATTITUDE BOOK
How to create positive change and outcomes by “shifting” our attitudes. The definition of attitude: an expression of favour or disfavour toward a person, thing or event. As human beings, we often find ourselves locked into certain habits, patterns and behaviours. However, that is not to say we do not have a choice, especially when it comes to our attitude toward people, situations and outcomes.
In this original and engaging book, a leading business coach demonstrates how we can shift our attitudes to create positive change and outcomes in our work and personal lives. In doing so, he helps us to reassess our current habits and behaviours, and makes us realize the wider choices we have in coping and dealing with people, issues and problems in our everyday lives. Part of the bestselling Concise Advice series – stylishly presented and easy to understand and apply.
Traditionally, the positive thinking philosophy that has permeated Western society advocates that you will achieve whatever you want purely by thinking positive thoughts. On the contrary, at its best, this practice results in success for some individuals, but overall, for the majority it does not!
This book will re-define the true meaning of positive thinking for the 21st century and show that there is more to it then we know. The author, Neil Francis, will explain that it is actually our motivating ability that enables us to create new possibilities. It is then up to each individual to decide which opportunities are achievable and realistic and – therefore – worth seizing. Positive Thinking explores the ways of creating new possibilities so that you make the right decisions to live a more balanced, meaningful and contented life
FACTIONS OF A MIND
In suffering the unexpected loss of her husband in the space of three months, Maria has navigated this passing into an honest awakening to the stages of grief. She explores the changes to one’s character, its effects on those around them and the difficulties we face as carers when confronted with the responsibility to manage and comfort our loved one in this process.
In Factions of A Mind, Dr Katsarou-Makin examines our role as the carer, learning how to manage the responsibilities as well as the suffering and pain that comes with it, thoughtfully and honestly discussing our duty to care. As carers, our obligation to ‘care’ for the other has inexplicably meant that we do not equip ourselves with the tools and resources to ‘care’ for ourselves after their passing. Our inability to comprehend their loss and the stages of grief we are experiencing leave us vulnerable and open to further pain.
A book written by a leader for professionals who struggle with sleep. Giles Watkins, the author, explores this problem through his own sleep struggles and provides guidance for readers using techniques and personal tips that transformed his life and helped him to sleep better. Along the way he explains the importance and function of sleep and how a lack of sleep typically effects professionals. The book also examines how organizations can promote better sleep.
As challenges with sleep for professionals reach epidemic proportions in the 21stcentury, this book provides an invaluable guide for those in positions of responsibility and encourages employee wellbeing in organisations.
As our lives speed up at an ever more frantic pace, we can find that we just don’t have the energy currency to keep up. What if getting the focussed energy we need is nothing more than understanding the rules, and then putting in a strategic eating plan to deliver concrete results?
Kate Cook delivers a down-to-earth, no nonsense approach to eating well. With so much confusion around diet, food and eating, this book aims to get a clear eating structure in place, empowering the reader to make wise and nurturing choices around food, for both work dynamism and focussed-living.
THE ENERGY BOOK
In business today every professional faces the challenge of an increasing demand for extra energy in order to deliver the high level of performance required to continue to be successful. If energy is not managed and renewed on a day-to-day basis, then personal energy resources are constantly coming under pressure, leading to drainage, depleted performance and, in some instances, to potential burnout situations.
The Energy Book presents 50 simple and pragmatic ways to quickly boost energy in one or more of the ‘4 Energy Dimensions’. When these ‘Boosters’ are put into practice, the resulting extra energy enables you to continue delivering a high level of performance in all areas of life.