This is a fantastic book to help you overcome the monsters that live in your mind, holding you back from being who you want to be. It has practical exercises, meditations and loads of information backed up by science. Brilliant!
Utterly accessible without the slightest hint of condescension. It's as if you are joined by a new personal champion in chapter one that leads you through, page-by-page, showing you new tools to help you make sense of things.
Every time it gets a little overwhelming you look back to see your champion give you a supportive nod - just enough to nudge you into braving the next exercise with your mind monster. So powerful to develop something tangible to represent the part of us we're scared to engage with. If you can see it, you can work with it! A seemingly scary process sometimes, but being brave has paid off. The exercises are interspersed with little breaks of contextual nerdiness, giving you just enough science to really buy-in to the process. This book is a total game-changer!
I have read many self help books in the past that explore the power of the mind - but none have explained it as well as Hazel has in this book. She uses science and studies to back up her explanations but has written the whole book in such a beautiful way that it makes it SO hard to put down! It has seriously changed the way I think and has helped me use my mind as a beneficial tool on a daily basis. Highly recommend !!
Unlike other 'self help' books this is far from patronising. It's founded in science and shared through the lens of Hazel's personal story. Written with humility and humour, you not only connect to Hazel's story but can draw parallels from it to your own situation, whatever that may be.
We are all 'fighting' to overcome the barriers we impose on ourselves - whether that is to achieve something specific or to just be happier in general. You don't have to be boxing fan or a sportsperson to connect to the material, it's helpful in all kinds of situations, from corporate, to personal relationships.
A really enjoyable, thought provoking and genuinely helpful read.