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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index.

- How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad?
- How do we stay human in a technological world?
- How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

“The perfect read for a messy world. You just know with this writer that all will be fine. A writer who tackles tricky modern day anxiety with a touch of humour and considerable hope.”

“I would recommend because it is very relevant to modern day issues. It can be used to help people that are going through a rough time, people experiencing mental health problems, people who want to understand more about mental health or just anyone that wants to find comfort in the fact that we are not alone. The book was a mood booster for me because it not only inspired me but made me that the stresses we all put on ourselves in everyday life can be avoided or resolved in the sense of thinking about them in a
different way.”

“Matt Haig provides a moving and personal account of how he has overcome, and continues to manage,
depression and anxiety but coupled with simple messages of practical steps and tools we can all use to live a more content, engaged life. It’s not didactic, but it’s thought provoking and helps us to see the simple joys and pleasures that life can bring while avoiding some of the traps and chaos from busy modern day life.”


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