8 habits for complete rest

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Pub Date 19 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 14 Sep 2023

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Is life getting on top of you? Do you dream of being stranded on an island just for some alone time? Are you currently standing on a chair, screaming, ‘Enough is enough!’?

I get it. Your diary is full and your brain is racing. The hectic world we live in demands so much of you, it can be exhausting to keep up. You crave spa days and holidays to recharge but, while they offer short-term respite, they don’t give you the long-term rejuvenation you really need.

Well, come down off that chair, open up this book, and feel your stress float away. To achieve complete rest, we need to develop eight different rest habits. Packed with simple activities, backed by science and personal experiences, calmism takes a fresh look at the eight essential habits for rest and offers a menu of easy-fit options to give you the variety that’s key to wellbeing. With just a few minutes’ attention each day, you can cultivate positive, daily habits that stick, to help you feel ultimately revitalised.

Welcome to calmism – a restful way to take control of your energy and find that tranquil island within.

Is life getting on top of you? Do you dream of being stranded on an island just for some alone time? Are you currently standing on a chair, screaming, ‘Enough is enough!’?

I get it. Your diary is full...

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I really liked this book. I believe that these tools will help me to better manage my insomnia. I loved how Alexis broke the information down and provided examples. Highly recommend.

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I was immediately taken with this book because it opened with a Jane Austen quote: "Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings”
(Mansfield Park)

Some of the info I was familiar with because I've seen an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and have taught Restorative Yoga. I really appreciated the sections on Cultivating Resilience and Thinking Positively. 6months ago we lost our home of 22 years to a house fire. Resiliency and Positivity are definitely needed.

Especially liked the 'Menu' at the end of book. You can pick things from each of the 8 steps to try.

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I like the design and the format of the book, which is separated into eight sections: mental rest, emotional rest, physical rest, nutritional rest, sensory rest, creative rest, and social rest. The author covers subjects like mindfulness, sleep, time in nature, healthy eating, and stress, with a mix of scientific background and practical guidance. It’s written in an informal style, and at the end of each chapter there is a section where a small panel provides feedback on some of the techniques they have tried (which, I must say, I found the least engaging part of the book).
It's a good introduction to self care, and although there’s not a lot of original ideas, here are all the things you can try in one place, in an easy to follow format.

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This book was very interesting, I like the design and the format of the book, make it easy to read it and more inviting. I like that be writing in a very easy and not formal style so is approachable to anyone who want to read it. I think it will be very useful to someone who want to start taking care of them and practise self care. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this book, the book publish day is the 9 or January of 2023

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As someone who has suffered from insomnia since childhood, I was excited to read this book. The book was broken down into different sections, with nice examples and practical advice to guide you. I can't wait to put some of these into practice!

Thank you Netgalley and Ad Lib Publishers, Palazzo Editions for the ARC!

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Great tidbits for fostering self awareness in order to live a calmer existence with more peace of mind. A lot of research and real world examples are provided that will resonate with readers to help put these ideas into practice. Thanks NetGalley.

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This is without doubt the most helpful and well written self-help book I have read. I loved the way it was written in a gentle, guiding manner. The author acknowledges how difficult it can be to find time and ways to improve our ability to attain true rest. Here the author takes us through eight habits, or forms of rest, to introduce into our lives. Within each there are various ways suggested on how to achieve this. Ample evidence is provided by research of the benefits of various techniques. What I particularly liked was also acknowledgement of why certain techniques might not be of benefit for all people. This book avoids dictating to the reader exactly what to do to achieve ‘rest’ but gives you so many options that you are bound to find something that helps you. A panel of volunteers was also used to try out various approaches and tips are given of how the panel found different ways to incorporate variations into their daily lives. For me this book is a ‘must buy’! I will be buying copies as gifts as I feel everyone can find something helpful to their situation in here.
My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me access to an advance digital copy to review. I loved it!

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I needed this book. I'm at a point in my life where I do not know how to do nothing and and rejuvenate. I found this book to be an easily accessible guide that leads the reader through different areas of their life. Definitely insightful and easy to pick up and read the part you need.

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A great self help read that has covered every aspect of dealing with stresses in your life! I found this to be incredibly helpful especially the sections around sleep and food. I am always eager to learn new techniques and this book will still in my home library for any future reference! Highly recommended!

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A calm & chill read.

I pick up this book because of its relaxing cover. Also the detail sounds promising and most of all, I need to find way to relax. Idk how to describe, but sometimes even when i go to bed, I still cant fully rest. My mind is always on a race, my body is in low mode and I feel tired easily. Until I read this book and then realize:

Good quote: "We live in a world that va;ues busyness, efficiency and success... Being constantly on the go and busy, busy, busy is like a badge of honour and, when we have a spare moment, its now a routine to post online to prove how dynamic we are. Everything has become a competition to see who an be busier, most successful in their career, have the most perfect family..., and own the best things."

This easy read is not a book that tells you what you SHOULD/ HAVE TO do to relax. It shows you the simple & approachable way to find calm in Everyday life. Alexis Willett writes the book like a real friend indeed. And i enjoyed this relaxing read.

"I know that's hard for some of you who feel compelled to finish books, and if you want to read it all thats brilliant, but dont feel you must. It shoudn't feel like a chore... Read it as you wish. I want you to feel calm and in control of your own choices. That's the point of calmism!"

When i read this book, I dont feel pushed, or pressured to finish in a rush. I feel calmism! And that's great!

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