You are saying you never heard of this book? Well, not many copies were sold. Quite a few were given away. The author, me, has decided to review it three years after it was written. Al little self-promotion doesn’t hurt once in a while.
Why would I want to do that? After all, if you read the review maybe you will figure you don’t need to buy the book. Well, I just thought it would be fun and I didn’t get many reviews on Amazon. Primarily because I was unable to afford to promote it.
There are four strategies for overcoming adversity in this book, all of which I used to get through difficult times in the past. They are so simple, but like everything, not easy.
This is, of course, basic, but not many do it. Recent studies have found that exercise is just as effective as Zoloft. That is why it is critical if you are facing adversity.
If you hate it and I have talked to people that really hate it, you can still make it a habit. I hate brushing my teeth. It’s boring, but I, like most of us have made it a habit. By the way, get the book “Atomic Habits” or “Tiny Habits. Both will help you eliminate bad habits and add good ones like exercise. If you are primarily visual get the “Tiny Habits” book. Maybe you will lose some weight too if that is what you want.
However, you won’t lose much weight exercising! Diet is eighty percent of weight loss. Again this is basic. If your diet is all out of wack you will not be as effective dealing with adversity. My book discusses various diets in what I thought was an attempt at humor.
The reality is that the best diet is personal. It should be based on your genetics and your ancestry. Northern Europeans do better with some foods than people from South America and visa versa. Get a genetic test done and then find out what is best for you. When I was going through my difficulties none of this was available. I went on a strict vegan diet, which helped but I ruined my health long term because I did not supplement.
If you are struggling in life then chances are you need to talk about it. Therapy is expensive. If you are homeless or just broke it is not an option for you, right? Wrong! In the book, I talk about this and how I found “free” therapy.
For those of you that are not penniless, you could consider a more conventional form of therapy. However, you could still use the one I suggest in the book. Either way, get some!
This has been discussed so much in the last year or so in book after book. I discovered it on my own during my struggles. I detail my method in the book, but it is basically getting your feelings down on paper. Do it every day! It will help you deal with any depression you might experience.
Journaling will also give you a method of comparing the present to the past to see how you have changed or not.
I love quotes and the book is in some ways a just a series of quotes. At the end of the book, I have five pages dedicated to quotes from Louis L’Amour, the famous western novelist. They were compiled by his daughter and arranged by subject. I think this may be the best part of the book.
So now you don’t need to read the book, but if your curious head on over to Amazon and order it. Thanks!