We have been recommended a book to read….it’s called The Chimp Paradox by Dr. Steve Peters.
Here is what Amazon says about it:
“Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
– Recognise how your mind is working
– Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
– Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.
Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.”
We have decided to give it a go….as you get older you definately think about things more than what you did when you were younger. You think about what has happened in your past, how these things have shaped or affected you and sometimes everything can feel like it is crashing down all around it. It can become difficult to manage and you begin to suffer from things like anxiety for example. This is what happened to us after lots of major life changes happening in such a short space of time. If you can understand why you are feeling such a way it can help you deal with it, therefore we will give this book a good read and hope for the best. Blogizing will provide you with a full review once we have digested and practiced what is in the book.
Here are some reviews from people who have already read the book, and it all seems very positive. So fingers crossed eh! 🙂
Have you already read this book? Did it make a difference to your life? If so, in what way? We would love to hear from you…..feel free to leave your comments below!