Thinking about tinnitus what are the first thoughts that come to mind?
Frustration, anxiety, annoying, bad sleep, annoying friend, you could potentially write a list of words that describe tinnitus.
Some years ago in the early days of this condition, I recognized that the ringing wasn’t the issue but the issues surrounded with tinnitus. The overthinking thought process was the real issues I found hard to manage. When I discussed this with a close friend I was surprised to be told that reading books on this topic would be a great benefit to understand more about our thought process and why we think and act in certain situations
Spending many months reading books I was surprised to see a real difference in my thought process, some of the reasons why is due to the fact I understood exactly why and how I would react in situations of heightened tinnitus, negative thoughts and long nights of over thinking
There are 5 books that I feel will be a great value to yourself If you want to understand more about our thought process and how to overcome anxiety
Book 5 – Monkey Mind – Daniel Smith
Although this book is not for everyone I personally really enjoyed reading, in this book Daniel takes you through how he finally learned to live with-and laugh at his own anxiety issues. Daniel shares his own hilarious and heart-wrenching story from his first severe episode at age sixteen. Although his experience with anxiety is very severe and may not be at the same severity as yourself this book really homes in on how people think with such a condition and how to overcome
Prepare to laugh and cry!
Book 4 – The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Wherenberg’s anxiety book seems to be based on a simple concept. If you want to fix a problem in your brain then firstly you need to understand how the brain works. The author takes you through scientific explanations of how the brain works. What I really like about this book is that the author takes you through techniques to help anxiety that actually works
If you are new to anxiety then this books breaks down and shares a great understanding of the condition. Going through the chapters you will find a clear guide and understanding of how you can overcome such a condition, this book is best for someone that is currently suffering from social, panic, generalized anxiety.
Book 3 – Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a science best-selling book published in 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman
Although this book is not related to mental health it shares a great insight into how our minds work. This is an in-depth book that goes through our conscious and subconscious mind in detail and looks at why we think and do things in certain ways. Although it doesn’t provide techniques into how to help manage anxiety, negative though etc. This book will give you a great understanding of the complexity of the mind
Book 2 – Meditation Now: A Beginner’s Guide
Wide awake at night I knew I had to find ways to quiet the mind, over a number of months I heard meditation to be a great technique to find peace. From there I started learning more about meditation and found this book (meditation now – a beginners guide)
This is a great introduction to meditation that helps you to stay focused and tuned into the awareness of your thoughts. In this book, there are several 10-minute exercises illustrating basic meditation techniques and how it helps you to achieve calmne , and happiness. It is a great little book for beginners that want to learn about meditation. It’s a 10-minute retreat that helps your body, mind and soul and leaves you feeling rejuvenated.
Book 1 – Mindfulness – A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
This is my favorite book and such an eye opener
Realizing meditation is a great benefit I wanted to understand more about meditation and mindfulness, reading this book took me deeper into how to break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine happiness.
In this book, there is a vast amount of techniques to start implementing in your day immediately with great benefits if your not sure how to start meditating this book comes with a free dvd that takes you through exactly how to get started. What I like best about this book is that it’s broken down into simple information that’s easy to ready. Out of all the books if your going to read one then please read mindfulness
Although you may not have the time to read through all of the 5 books I found these books to be a great help in understanding how the mind works and why we react in ways that at times seems crazy. Although these techniques will not cure tinnitus understanding how to keep the mind at peace has been a great benefit to myself and managing tinnitus in a more positive way
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