Due to my job, I am facing a tough time but I have recognized I couldn’t go on like complaining all time, I wanted my “old” me back. Once I wasn’t thaaat anxious, once I didn’t care so much about what people thought about me and my actions, as long they weren’t mean and I was respectful, once I had a greater self-esteem. But now. It seems life with all the inevitable obstacles and difficulties has knocked me down. Personally, I have accepted I am quite naive and vulnerable, excessively sensitive, and that I would like to fix all difficult situations, hoping Mary Poppins could give me her magic handbag.
So what better that going to my best friends? Books! I usually find all answers I need in books. While I was skimming around amazon.it site in search of the best books that could have given me the right advice, I saw the following book cover (don’t you like it? )
How to transform anxiety and emotivity in winning cards. That is the subtitle. Except the original version title in French is
JE PENSE TROP
I THINK TOO MUCH
So, this is why I purchased it in the original version that you can see here below. Link to the book HERE. However, before starting reading this ( I really think too much and that is why I sometimes ruin my days) that I want to read at the end of the school year, I read another book of the same author “Saying no and establishing yourself”. Link HERE
Mistery of the publishing business: this book has been translated into Korean, Spanish, Italian, Russian… and not English. What a pity! This thin book really has helped me to find some answers and given me some useful clues to face life and difficult situations. I was struck by one sentence, which I try to translate into English: “There is no defeat. Defeat is inside your head. Defeat is a subjective point of view. Start thinking from another perspective“. Afterwards I read this book “Short manual for vulnerable people: how to create your shield and be serene again“. Link HERE Another publishing mistery. Anyway, what the author says it to consider ourselves always in a positive way, don’t listen to our inner criticism and complaining. And then, to live in peace and feel relaxed and stressless, live a simple life. That means, enjoying what we really love and care of, this could be possible only if we are able to focus on what we really care of. Sometimes, people are so deep into their jobs, that they really can’t see what is the best for them, what they used to really love. And finally, taking some short breaks every day: a walk, gardening, reading some book pages, knitting, doodling… in spite of our lack of time. This is just an excuse.
Here below the books cover.
I just end with the famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote, which I have just drawn with some inspiration from Pinterest.
Sleep well and be happy again with a simple life and a good shield!
Thank you Cee for your questions!
Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
Maybe it is because there are not so many elevators where I live, I have never really thought about it. I guess I can’t remember when it was the last time I took an elevator. But I believe I push the button only once.
Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)
Well, I am not obsessed by details and the planning. However, I don’t really like when I am totally unprepared. So I prefer to jot down a “scaffolding ” idea of a “to do or to see” list. Then, once I am on a plane or a car, I am aware that something will not go as expected, and I find myself strangely relaxed and in the hands of destiny, but with no anxiety. This is so not typically of me when I am at home. It seems a different me pops out when I travel.
Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.
OK. I am honest, I need to think about it.
1 – naive (in a positive way, i.e. genuine)
2 – creative
3 – good listener
4 – extremely curious
If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert?
Fresh water lakes. Possibly in my beloved Italian or Austrian Alps. It is every time a Sound of music atmosphere to me.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Grateful I am alive. Looking forward a school trip to Rome… and hope to survive it!