4 Best Books For Fighting Off Anxiety

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on January 22 2020

Hello, fellow book lovers!

Did you start off 2020 with a new book and a new goal in mind? If one of your goals is to battle with anxiety, then we have prepped for you the best books that helped us battle against it. Anxiety is a sneaky little mindset that throws us into a chaotic abyss of constant worry and eats us away slowly but surely. Well, we say – no more! In 2020, it’s time to create your own damn magic, and when creating your own damn magic there is no space for anxiety! Here are the 4 best books for fighting off anxiety:

1. Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking by S.J. Scott

Okay, so we picked an easy starting book called – Declutter Your Mind to help you start off your battle against anxiety. And it’s true, in a way when anxiety hits, it feels like so much is going on, a storm of thoughts that cause so much chaos and clutter that sometimes you can barely breathe. We loved this book because it helps in understanding the basics of anxiety, and what might cause it, and then helps with different techniques and exercises.

This is a book that will definitely help you declutter yourself emotionally and thought wise to manage and finally cut off anxiety from your life. It’s a helpful starting book if you are unsure of where your battle should start, so make sure you pick it up if you are a newbie on the battlefront against anxiety!

We can control and direct our thoughts, but it often feels like our thoughts have minds of their own, controlling us and how we feel. Thinking is necessary for solving problems, analyzing, making decisions, and planning, but in between the times of proactive mental endeavors, the mind roams like a wild monkey, dragging you through the brambles of rumination and negativity.

S.J. Scott, Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

2. Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety by Robert Duff

If you are absolutely done with anxiety, and with people not getting your anxiety – then this is the book you should definitely put on your to-read list. The author writes in a sincere tone, as he would to a friend – he is witty and prone to swearing, and so done with anxiety and mindsets that do not serve you.

What if I told you that taking breaks and doing nice things for yourself was not a waste of time? What if I said that they were not counterproductive but actually one of the most productive uses of your time?

Robert Duff, Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety

We loved this book because, in a way it made us feel that it’s okay that we have these mindsets, that trigger our anxiety because we didn’t know better, but also for giving us the harsh – now you know better, it’s time to get your c*** together and here is how to do it. It’s definitely unusual, and unlike any other self-help book, you have read! If you want to get yourself in the mood to slay anxiety, because you are SO done with it, then this is the book you need to be reading.

If you thought your mind had a monopoly on screwing you over, you were sorely mistaken. Your body seems to be in cahoots with the boss upstairs and has its very own contributions to that lovely beast we call anxiety. Don't worry if you are one of those lucky people who seem to have anxiety that is primarily driven by physical symptoms. You're not S.O.L. We just need to approach things a little differently.

Robert Duff, Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety

3. Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks! by Geert Verschaeve

If you have read a lot of books on anxiety management and none of the more popular methods work for you, then it’s time to take a different approach and stop simply managing your anxiety but rather, tear it off from its core. We loved this book because the author is not only knowledgeable on the subject because he has studied the field excessively, but rather also because he suffered from anxiety as well, and managed to get rid of it with his methods.

What he offers in his book, are four stages through which you will pass, and trough each page you will do different activities that will probably seem very counterintuitive to you. However, his guidance is very helpful, especially if you struggle with keeping anxiety at bay a lot.

When you have a panic attack or a strong moment of anxiety, unless you see a predator about to eat you or become aware of another physical and imminent danger, you are safe. Everything you’re feeling doesn’t mean something is wrong. It’s just a false alarm. It’s an adrenaline rush, the same kind you’d feel during a rollercoaster ride.

Geert Verschaeve, Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks!: A counterintuitive approach to recover and regain control of your life

4. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

Okay, but what if, you have close loved ones that suffer from anxiety, and you are unsure what to do, and how to help them? For a person that hasn’t struggled with anxiety, it’s very hard to even consider that anxiety can be such a crippling issue as it is. If you are curious to learn more about anxiety, understand it, and understand your loved ones suffering from it, then this the book to pick up.

One of the dear, dear things about getting older, is that it does eventually dawn on you that there is no guidebook. One day it suddenly emerges: No one bloody gets it! None of us knows what we're doing. Thing is, we all put a lot of effort into looking like we did get the guide, that of course, we know how to do this caper called life. We put on a smile rather than tell friends we are desperately lonely. And we make loud, verbose claims at dinner parties to make everyone certain of our certainty. We're funny like that.

Sarah Wilson, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

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