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Anna Borges wrote a book on self-care, and it’s awesome. It’s also one of my absolute favorite titles right now.
Anna Borges is the author of the 2019 book, The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care. The book is a great read. It offers a list of over 200 self-care tips almost anyone can use. The tips are organized alphabetically, which makes it a quick and easy read.
If you’re interested in self-care, here's why you need to read this book ASAP.
1. It's well-informed
"I'm not a therapist, but as a health reporter, I am in constant dialogue with therapists, psychologists, and doctors and have hoarded the lessons they've taught me over the years like gold."
Borges collected anecdotes from people who practice the tips she suggests.
These anecdotes help the reader immensely. They offer insight on what applying Borges’s tips can look like for different people.
She also consulted medical professionals for the more informative sections of the book.
The is a therapy FAQ section of the book that offers valuable information. It also helps the reader understand what they can do to improve their mental health.
Borges also offers a list of recommended readings, as well as a list of sources that support each suggestion.
2. The extensive collection of self-care tips
This book contains over 200 self-care tips. Each one details a simple and healthy way in which you can practice self-care.
The tips are super simple, and cover every aspect of self-care you can imagine. From positive affirmations, to to dancing, to improving your sleep.
This is one instance where quantity and quality meet, and it’s great.
3. It's self-aware
There are communities in which constant injustice and oppression, as well as ongoing and generational traumas, impact how individuals are able to take care of themselves.
Borges recognizes that for many people, self-care is a luxury. She doesn’t sell you a one-size-fits-all solution. She understands that not everyone can practice certain kinds of self-care.
For this reason, the book offers practical tips that anyone can do.
4. The self-care chart
This chart might be one of the most helpful things about this book. Besides the beautiful design, this chart makes it easy to practice self-care.
You begin by answering a simple question: How do you feel right now? From there, you move down the chart to determine the best course of action for your situation.
The self-care tip you choose will depend on what Borges calls your “emotional bandwidth.”
Check the chart, answer the questions, and pick the best self-care tip for you. The chart transforms this book into a handy quick guide to self-care.
Read this book. You won't regret it.
If you already read it, let me know your thoughts!