A list of books on self-care and mental well-being for seniors curated by one of the best retirement homes in South India
May 31, 2022
Categories : Senior Living Tips
For many, life after retirement can be a little uncertain. With children moving away and absence of a structured day, many seniors face problems in dealing with feelings of isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty. Reading books on self-care and mental well-being can help seniors cope with difficult situations. Here we share with you a list of interesting books on self-care and mental well-being:
- Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
- Everyday Vitality: How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive by Samantha Boardman
- Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch
Negative thoughts not only make people anxious, but they also kill their confidence. The author, a clinical psychologist, shares a few practical techniques that people can put into practice to understand their negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness are some of the techniques discussed in this book. Seniors trying to cope with negative thoughts will find this book quite helpful.
Written by renowned spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön, this best-selling book offers a wide range of techniques to cope with daily stress and challenge. From meditation to self-compassion, from breathing techniques to mindfulness, the book offers many techniques to develop a deeper appreciation for living in the moment.
Everyday life can be stressful. Mindless busyness can take a toll on mental well-being. To make it through daily busyness and find peace amidst chaos requires cultivating resilience. This book deals with making peace with daily stresses of life.
This is an excellent book on taking mental health seriously. For physical injuries such as bruises and cuts, people have a first-aid box at home. Similarly, people need first aid for emotional wounds such as loneliness, rejection, loss, trauma, and guilt. The author offers detailed and doable instructions on dealing with these difficult emotions. From accepting difficult emotions to forgiving those who have caused the hurt, from shifting perspectives to getting out of the rut, this book is an interesting read on mental well-being for seniors.
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