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Drive Your Own Darn Bus!

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This is a great book to help you to reassess your life, thoughts and emotions. There are lots of practical plans to get you back on track.
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I actually found this book really helpful and have already started to implement changes for myself. 

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
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Working in mental health, I'm always looking for self-help books that are accessible for clients. This is by far, one of the best guides to taking responsibility for your own life with plenty of tips and exercises to focus the mind on helpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to get yourself back in the driving seat of your own life.

Written in a friendly and down to earth way, I have no doubt it will help many, many people, myself included.

With enough theory on how our brains work, without ever getting bogged down with jargon or too much science, I really enjoyed the writing style and it certainly gave me a deeper insight into the ways our brains keep us stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and defeatist thoughts. They are only trying to keep us safe after all. But we have the power to soothe our anxious brains one step at a time. Which can lead to feeling better, and living better.

I can't recommend this enough to anyone feeling stuck, anxious, stressed and defeated. It will change your life if you follow the advice.
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I loved how Julia broke this up into four easy sections of real-truths. I think most of the world is in a mental health crisis after the past few years. This book can be a guide of personal growth and development to work harder on yourself than anything else. Highly recommend.

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This book takes readers on a journey to gain a better understanding of their emotions, the processes behind them, and how get a handle on their lives.

I really appreciated how accessible and entertaining the writing was while still being helpful. The exercises Julia proposes are very appropriate for people who are just beginning to learn about these topics, and the "Takeaways" sections at the end of each chapter make the book easy to follow and review quickly. The journal prompts were also an excellent touch, and if you don't keep a journal I think these are the perfect way to start one to get more in touch with yourself. The only problem I had was that at some points it felt a bit too oversimplified, but I suppose it makes sense considering the public this book is meant for. 

All in all, I think I might come back to this at some point in the future, as I feel the things Julia talks about are useful at any age. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for mental health, but this seems like a good starting point for anyone who may be feeling lost or out of control. 

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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As someone who suffers quite badly with mental health, I am always eager to try new self-help books in an attempt to change my mindset. I found that several of the exercises and journalling prompts genuinely did make me take stock of my emotions and thought processes. 

While I still have a long way to go in overcoming my anxiety, I really liked the no-nonsense yet lighthearted approach that the author took to challenging your emotions, thoughts and beliefs. 

*Thank you to Netgalley and Watkins Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
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I really enjoyed this book.
At first I was a bit worried that it would be a bit too dense, but it was written really well - so easy to read, easy to understand, and with a touch of humour. (Any book on mental health that doesn't have an element of comedy or humour goes down like a lead ballon for me!)
This book is inspiring, and I definitely feel like I would reread this book again at a later date, and get more from it.
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It is a good book for people who want to take control over their emotions. This is kind of a guidebook for learning how to be more stabile and don't let your feelings control your life. Didn't work for me, but maybe I wasn't a good student :)
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As someone who can struggle at times with overthinking which in turn can hold me back from making decisions, I thought this book would be great for me to read!,
I wasn’t disappointed, covering coping strategies (STOPP) and how to stop letting others control our thoughts and feelings, it was a fresh approach for me.

Thanks to Watkins publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to get my hands on this in return for an honest review.
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This is a unique book to me, i've not come across something like it before and i found it incredibly enlightening and insightful. It is in a way a guide to becoming a more resilient human being, to finding a way to stop letting your emotions take over.
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A self help guide to being emotionally strong and not letting other people control your thoughts and feelings. The author is a qualified therapist. I would recommend this book as one of the best self help books I have read for some time. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book.
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