AD – The book Self Love Shift was kindly gifted to me by Georgina in exchange for a review. This does not effect any opinions given within this post. This post also contains affiliate links.
2020 was such a mixed bag of emotions in terms of our mental health. For some of us, things improved as we slowed down and realised what mattered most to us. But for other, loneliness and anxiety crept in. It was the year where mental health was talked about most, whether in person or even on the news. I hope this continues into this year too.
I love reading self help books, but if I’m honest, they don’t usually involve mental health as such. I’ve read guides on how to be cleaner, how to look after a dog and so many other topics. Yet for me, mental health books never spiked my interest… until this year. 2020 was the first time that I noticed my mental health go on a rollercoaster of emotions. Up until then, I’d always deemed myself strong but I found myself crumbling as the pandemic took hold. I ended up suffering from panic attacks and insomnia.
When Georgina Lynch got in touch and asked if I would like to read her new book, Self Love Shift, I said yes straight away. Could this book help me to discover what was going on inside my mind?
When the book arrived, the first thing I noticed was how pretty the cover was. Reading the blurb, I knew that I would find this book both difficult and enjoyable to read. I knew it was going to be a journey that I must take.
Self Love Shift is a real life account of determination and dedication to end severe mental illness, rebuild relationships and live medication free. Driven by the desire to live beyond medication, Georgina courageously shares her twenty five year awakening journey to create this new reality.
If you are struggling with internal conflict, feel stuck in limitation, experience mental health problems or overwhelming self doubt, you can’t escape the inner critic and it feels like you have an Imposter inside your head, this book could help you to create a new reality you truthfully love.
Georgina’s authentic sharing offers the reader a whole new perspective on learning how to trust, love and be kind to yourself, packed as it is with examples of her reality and Truth. You’re invited to experience the Self Love Shift for yourself and develop a relationship with your True Self.
Working as an Extraordinary Success Coach, Georgina guides women to transform their life from limited to limitless. Discover what’s possible for you when you shift the story, develop the relationship with your True Self and love who you really are.
Self Love Shift is very honest, right from the start. The first few chapters are about Georgina’s mental illness and is told cleverly from two perspectives. The first is from inside her mind, whilst an “episode” is taking place. The second is the “reality” of the situation. I was completely gripped by these two sides to the story. It really showed just how differently your mind could perceive a situation.
There was one part in the first half where I just wanted to shout at the family doctor for not doing enough. However in reality, at the time mental health just wasn’t talked about. Self Love Shift also shows how a lot of mental health issues are a vicious circle. How one minute, you can be fine but then without noticing, pressure can build until you are back to those darker thoughts.
This book also contains some great mental exercises which really get you thinking of your own mental wellbeing. How your own thought process can change how you perceive events. The whole of this book is written in such a way that you just want to keep reading. Whilst I would label it a self help book, there isn’t anyone telling you what you should or shouldn’t do. Instead you are guided on your own journey with prompts to get you thinking about how different situations make you feel.
Overall, I feel so much better for reading this book. In all honesty, I feel like I have had a counselling session. I’ve been able to explore so many different thought processes on this journey. I have never taken medication for mental health, therefore I don’t feel able to comment on that side of it. However, this is one of those books where you keep thinking about it once you have finished it and I will definitely be reading it again soon. If I can urge you to do one thing this month, it would be to read this book yourself, because honestly, it has been a game changer.