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Everything you need to know about self-care: what it is, why it's important and why it's such a struggle and how to integrate it into day-to-day life.

There's a damaging misconception in society that putting ourselves first is an act of selfishness. But self-care is not just a millennial buzzword. Without the restorative power of self-care, how will we ever escape the vicious circle where we're sick and fed up of feeling sick and fed up? Self-care is a tool, accessible to us all, which helps us to take responsibility for our own happiness - our physical, emotional, psychological and social needs.

Jayne Hardy, founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, argues that it is the best preventative measure available to us to combat overwhelmedness, stress and ill health in our hectic, modern world. The Self-Care Project is for those who have been feeling off-kilter for a while but have not been able to put the finger on the 'why'. It is a no-nonsense, practical journey to help you do just that. It'll walk you through the case for self-care (why it's so darn important) and why it isn't selfish at all, help you explore what self-care means for you and what your obstacles might be and provide advice on how to chisel out daily space for self-care in a practical, achievable and realistic way.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Jayne Hardy (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Great book.

Really enjoyed this book and will listen again and again. Certainly recommend. It is very easy to forget about looking after yourself or even know where to begin sometimes!

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Great Book

Really enjoyed this book. I listened to it while I was working out at the gym. The self care tips are often things we forget during times of personal crisis/ depression. I listened to this book during a personal low period and it is helping get me back on track.

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The Self Care Project

Jayne Hardy has written an the definitive truth about Depression , The recovery process and touched the heart of millions with her candid approach to recognising the signs and symptoms of this very miss understood and difficult subject. She removes the shame and the feeling of isolation ,she recognises the signs and symptoms with her own real life experience and provides a road map to Self Care which is at its core ,the stepping stone of recovery. She recognises the dialog ,the self sabotaging verbal bullshit that the brain creates to keep one stuck and through communicating her experience with adolescent depression ,which affects up all has written a masterpiece to the road to recovery .
I think that this book and others like it ,should be thought in primary and secondary school ,as I feel that most adults including parents are ill equipped to handling or even understanding the effects of depression and the steps that young adults need to learn to keep a healthy mental attitude.

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The best self care book I’ve listened to

This book is absolutely brilliant, the best self care book I’ve ever listened to. I felt like this book was written for me, as I could identify so much with the topics discussed. It’s absolutely down to earth and it’s full of common sense and excellent basic advice.
This is a book which I will re read to recap on when needed.
I found the narrator spoke so fast. When your head is feeling like scrambled eggs, it’s easier to absorb information if it’s said at a slower speed. Listened to someone who is speed reading I find difficult.

I really hope this amazing lady writes more regarding this subject, as I love her down to earth nature, and her amazing approach regarding self care.

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Self Care for Beginners

This is a very good book and one I enjoyed. It’s very similar to books I’ve read before but it re-confirms. I would say it’s a great place to start if you’re starting your self care journey.

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Great for reflection

Jane has a really good point, self care is important. I am benefiting from having listened.

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Fantastic

Fantastic book and timely as I have just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in my early 20s. Thanks so much Jayne! Ready to put self care on my priority list