Since leaving my job, I have had A LOT of time on my hands. Instead of being the neurotic type-A person I usually am, I’ve been taking that free time and doing a lot of self-reflection. So, it comes as no surprise that the first book I picked up was 52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal.
I’m no stranger to self-help style books, and Blumenthal’s could not have come at a better time in my life. Broken into week segments, 52 Small Changes for the Mind approaches everything from what you should be eating, to meditation, to creating deep and meaningful relationships.
Although much of this information was not new to me, having several different types of areas to focus on in regards to wellness means that even the most zen person will be able to find something of value in this book. Since finishing the book, I’ve been incorporating meditation, journaling, and green tea into my life on a more regular basis.
What I love about this book, is that Blumenthal suggests taking a week to create these new mind habits, encouraging gradual change one habit at a time, instead of feeling the pressure of changing your entire life overnight. The book is filled with ideas on how to create these habits, steps of action to take, as well as checklists and tools found at the end of the book.
I’m a firm believer that we are all constant works in progress, and love to continue reading and growing and learning new information to help me with that process. I had found Blumenthal’s book by accident while perusing the library, but sometimes I feel like the universe points us in that direction. I would recommend Blumenthal’s book to anyone looking to create a larger scope of peace in their own mind, or someone who is just looking for a few ways to be a little bit healthier.