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Self Love Shift

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.

Self Love Shift Book Cover

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.

The Blurb

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.

My Thoughts

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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57 thoughts on “Self Love Shift

  1. I saw this book on Amazon too! I was intrigued because the cover is so pretty. Especially since most of 2020 was spent at home, this is a perfect self care book to read. Thanks for sharing! I’ll add this to my book list. xo

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    1. Hi Kelly! Lovely seeing u read books that are really potentially of great help. I have not read any self-help books yet but this post of yours gave an honest review of the book and now I’m curious to check it out. Thanks for sharing this! 😊 xx

  2. This sounds like a really helpful book that so many of us could do with right now and I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! πŸ™‚

  3. It sounds like this book would be beneficial to me. I’ve been struggling with mental health challenges for the first time during the pandemic and it’s been an uphill battle. I’ve never taken medication for anxiety attacks either but still would love to read the author’s perspective

  4. It seems like it is for the more serious situations, which is different. We like how they try to be well without medication.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear you have struggled with panic attacks and mental health in general – it is never easy, let alone when you cannot really get the support from friends and family you may want in that moment. I hope you’re getting better – the book sounds interesting, thanks for sharing it x

  6. I enjoy an honest book that uses personal experiences to help me connect deeper with the story within the book. Self Love Shift sounds like an amazing reading experience and I love that it helped you in a timely way too. πŸ™‚

  7. This sounds like a great book. Kinda similar to mine that I wrote actually in that it’s about my own mental illness!

  8. I would love to read this. It sounds brilliant and I think books like this are so important, especially at the moment. Thank you for the review!

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  9. I love the sound of this book. The pandemic has certainly had its bad effects on everyone’s mental health, I really thing everyone could benefit from reading this book! Thank you for the review!

  10. I had not heard of this book before today but by golly am I going to read it! Lovely review and thank you for sharing this post!

  11. Thanks for the great review! This book sounds like a must read for anyone who has ever struggled with mental health. That Georgina shares both the perspective from her own mind and the reality of the situation “during an episode,” really intrigues me. This one will definitely be added to my to-be read list.

  12. This looks like such an interesting read! i’ll definitely have to give it a try, as mental health is something so important to me and I’d love to see it from a different perspective. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This book sounds truly phenomenal, honest and educational. I love the concept of two different perspectives and how they can drastically differ. You perceive something vastly different, based on your mindset, or wellbeing. Thank you for introducing this book and sharing your thoughts. 😊

  14. Wow this sounds like a very intriguing book! I have had some experiences with close loved ones and family members with mental health issues so I think it may hit home for me. The part where the episodes are told from 2 POVs sounds really interesting. Thanks for the review Kelly!

  15. I’ve been waiting for this review! Sounds really worthwhile and like it was beneficial, I’m definitely going to get this for myself, I just was waiting to see what you thought before the go ahead! Thank you for sharing!

  16. That sounds like a fabulous book. Glad you are feeling better after reading it too! Thanks for your review!

  17. This sounds like a good read. I especially liked your description of how she talks about what it’s like during an episode and what’s happening in reality.

  18. Oo I haven’t really read a book like this before but I sounds like something I could try!

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