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The paradox of modern life is this we have never beenconnected, and we have never beenalone Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.He makes you feel He makes you think.Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it s as if time stands stillThe paradox of modern life is this we have never beenconnected, and we have never beenalone Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.He makes you feel He makes you think.Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it s as if time stands still He writes of truth and hurt and feelings, and the discord so many of us feel in our oh so busy modern lives.Inadvertently, he has become somewhat of a modern day sage with his wise words and observations By being so upfront with his own struggles with anxiety and depression via his previous bookReasons to Stay Alive, this book continues on the theme of the pressures we place on ourselves in the modern world, and if it is indeed worth it We are bombarded with information overload from the time we wake up to the moment our head hit the pillow No wonder our inner circuitry often snaps.There s a beautiful snippetA note from the beachwhich is funny and cheeky at the same time Effectively the beach has written an ode to us humans, about how we shouldn t obsess about who s watching us on the beach, about how we look, as no one s really interested They re all too worried about how they lookReframe your idea of beauty Be a rebel against marketing Look forward to being a wise elder Be the complex elegance of a melting candle Be a map with 10,000 roads Be the orange at sunset that outclasses the pink of sunrise Be the self that dares to be true Penelope beautifully summed up this book by sayinghis writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be okI couldn t agreeAnd I really can t sayJust read it.https www.goodreads.com review show Matt, you have such a positive influence on so many people I truly hope you read your reviews, because you ll see how much you mean to people, and just how many lives you ve touched Just be. A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read Matt s honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read Matt s honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that will make life just that little bit better Thanks Matt As much as I respect and appreciate Matt Haig, I cannot givethan 2 stars to this book First of all, it s very messy, and although he even mentions in the book that he deliberately wanted to write a messy book, it actually feels like a bunch of blog posts cluttered together in a book, without much structure and flow to it, especially since he repeats himself numerous times throughout it I just couldn t help thinking I was reading a bunch of shallow self help articles, full of truisms and As much as I respect and appreciate Matt Haig, I cannot givethan 2 stars to this book First of all, it s very messy, and although he even mentions in the book that he deliberately wanted to write a messy book, it actually feels like a bunch of blog posts cluttered together in a book, without much structure and flow to it, especially since he repeats himself numerous times throughout it I just couldn t help thinking I was reading a bunch of shallow self help articles, full of truisms and of dramatic short sentences, that didn t go into enough detail in order to be interesting or helpful Plus the exaggerated amount of enumerations became irritating after a while I appreciate the intention of writing a book to help people navigate through modern times easier, but putting together a lot of statistics, quotes and general findings from different other authors without mentioning the exact sources in the footnotes, another big flaw just makes the book feel like a pseudo scientific bunch of random facts I m really sorry Matt, this was not your best, I think How can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad Matt Haig has such a way with worlds and he is so good at being able to explain the reasons people might feel anxiety and depression in the world we are living in today This read couldn t come at aperfect time for me because the world is unimaginably horrific these days and I really needed this I enjoyed this one eventhan Reasons to Stay Alive, and I just really love his writing so much The future isn t real The future How can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad Matt Haig has such a way with worlds and he is so good at being able to explain the reasons people might feel anxiety and depression in the world we are living in today This read couldn t come at aperfect time for me because the world is unimaginably horrific these days and I really needed this I enjoyed this one eventhan Reasons to Stay Alive, and I just really love his writing so much The future isn t real The future is abstract The now is all we know One now after another now The now is where we must live There are billions of different versions of an older you There is one version of the present you Focus on that I love the section about time in this book because a huge part of my anxiety is never feeling like I have enough time to do all the things I want to do, and never feeling present in the moment because I m always planning things for the future and thinking about the future This quote really speaks to me To enjoy life, we might have to stop thinking about what we will never be able to read and watch and say and do, and start to think of how to enjoy the world within our boundaries To live on a human scale To focus on the few things we can do, rather than the millions of things we can t To not crave parallel lives To find a smaller mathematics To be a proud and singular one An indivisible prime I just love Matt Haig s writing, and he makes me feel so understood and normal with my anxiety about life and the future and the world I really needed this book right now and I m so glad it was everything I was hoping it would be Thanks to Penguin for a free review copyI read Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig during my 2017 relapse, and I devoured it I absolutely love Haig s writing style and the way he weaves anecdote into advice, and how closely our experiences relate I especially like how in this book, he talks about how social media and technology can exacerbate anxiety, which is certainly true for me as well.I was initially fearful that this book would be a preachy just get off your phone type of book, which Thanks to Penguin for a free review copyI read Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig during my 2017 relapse, and I devoured it I absolutely love Haig s writing style and the way he weaves anecdote into advice, and how closely our experiences relate I especially like how in this book, he talks about how social media and technology can exacerbate anxiety, which is certainly true for me as well.I was initially fearful that this book would be a preachy just get off your phone type of book, which isn t what I was anticipating nor did I want to hear because let s be real, social media is fun and useful and literally one of my jobs I quickly realized that despite his message of logging off, he was also all for social media in a nuanced way I think a lot of people tend to miss I think Haig perfectly located the need to log off when the internet or the news or whatever becomes too much or even just a clutch for boredom but not when it s a source of joy or fun To see someone who sees technology as so dualistic instead of strictly good or bad was refreshing, so it made me a lotwilling to internalize his advice I underlined SO many lines in this book because Haig is a gorgeous writer, but also he includes a lot of quotations and makes a lot of great points of his own about technology usage, remaining unique, relinquishing stress, and other ideas to reduce stress born from technology If you re someone who struggles with internet usage and anxiety, this would definitely be a valuable tool to remind yourself of your worth in a technological environment that tries to remind you that you re worthless as a marketing ploy I loved the encouraging tone of it, and in the end, it was a great reminder to make sure I m taking care of my mental health by not abusing my phone or Internet usage This book gave me so much to contemplate I feel like I could write a Twitter bot that would generate this entire book If you re the type of person who needs someone to tell you It will be okay a thousand different ways, then this is the book for you I, like Matt Haig, also suffer from anxiety But being told it will be okay only adds to my anxiety I was hoping for a tool or an escape, but did not find it here I m glad Mr Haig has found a profitable way to deal with his anxiety, by selling out his mantras. &KINDLE ⇶ Notes on a Nervous Planet ⇥ A follow up to Matt Haig s internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better lifeThe societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological advancements that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies A book about depression, panic attacks and how to deal with them Or at least get better at it.Obviously, it s about a lotsubjects but Matt Haig give us some advice on how to cope with the present lifestyle and how to accept yourself and the world we currently live. This was my first encounter with the work of Matt Haig and I can see why he s become so popular In his latest book, Matt shares his observations about today s nervous planet we live on, overloaded with technology and social media connecting people all over the world, yet leaving them feeling alone Based on his own experience, Matt offers advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety, how to value and appreciate the little things in life, but also how to accept ourselves and the fact that we This was my first encounter with the work of Matt Haig and I can see why he s become so popular In his latest book, Matt shares his observations about today s nervous planet we live on, overloaded with technology and social media connecting people all over the world, yet leaving them feeling alone Based on his own experience, Matt offers advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety, how to value and appreciate the little things in life, but also how to accept ourselves and the fact that we are not perfect and to fail is absolutely ok.You might not agree with everything Matt Haig says or does, but I think everyone who reads this book will find something in there that will speak to them or at least make them think