Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig / Sep 19, 2019

Notes on a Nervous Planet A follow up to Matt Haig s internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety and how to live a better life The societies we live in

  • Title: Notes on a Nervous Planet
  • Author: Matt Haig
  • ISBN: Notes on a Nervous Planet
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  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • A follow up to Matt Haig s internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as A follow up to Matt Haig s internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological advancements that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 304 pages Published January 29th 2019 by Penguin Books first published July 5th 2018 More Details Original Title Notes on a Nervous Planet ISBN 014313342X ISBN13 9780143133421 Edition Language English Other Editions 14 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Notes on a Nervous Planet, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Im a teenager Can I read this book and undrestand it 4 likeslike 5 months ago See all 2 answers Ellen Definitely and, in fact, as a teenager, you probably need it the most flag Do you need to read Reasons to Stay Alive before reading this one like 23 days ago Add your answer Amy No, this book is a stand alone although Reasons to Stay Alice covers similar topics so if you like this I would recommend Reasons flag See 2 questions about Notes on a Nervous Planet Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 14, 2018 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m not really going to review this properly I bought it and read it just for me really There s nothing much I can say that I haven t said before about this author s writing and sometimes you just want to read a book to kick start your soul again Suffice to say that as ever after reading a Matt Haig book my faith in many many things is restored Yes indeed flag 101 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 16, 2018 April Aprilius Maximus rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, anxiety, to reread and annotate This book gave me so much to contemplate flag 51 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Nat K rated it it was amazing Recommends it for Everyone Shelves 2019 books, emotional health wellbeing, marvellous matt haig, favorites The paradox of modern life is this we have never been connected, and we have never been alone Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.He makes you feel He makes you think.Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it s as if time stands still The paradox of modern life is this we have never been connected, and we have never been alone Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.He makes you feel He makes you think.Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it s as if time stands still He writes of truth and hurt and feelings, and the discord so many of us feel in our oh so busy modern lives.Inadvertently, he has become somewhat of a modern day sage with his wise words and observations By being so upfront with his own struggles with anxiety and depression via his previous book Reasons to Stay Alive , this book continues on the theme of the pressures we place on ourselves in the modern world, and if it is indeed worth it We are bombarded with information overload from the time we wake up to the moment our head hit the pillow No wonder our inner circuitry often snaps.There s a beautiful snippet A note from the beach which is funny and cheeky at the same time Effectively the beach has written an ode to us humans, about how we shouldn t obsess about who s watching us on the beach, about how we look, as no one s really interested They re all too worried about how they look Reframe your idea of beauty Be a rebel against marketing Look forward to being a wise elder Be the complex elegance of a melting candle Be a map with 10,000 roads Be the orange at sunset that outclasses the pink of sunrise Be the self that dares to be true Penelope beautifully summed up this book by saying his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I couldn t agree And I really can t say Just read ittps review show Matt, you have such a positive influence on so many people I truly hope you read your reviews, because you ll see how much you mean to people, and just how many lives you ve touched Just be. flag 44 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jun 13, 2018 Penelope rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves spirituality personal development, non fiction A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read Matt s honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read Matt s honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that will make life just that little bit better Thanks Matt flag 47 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 12, 2018 Andr Oliveira rated it really liked it review of another edition A book about depression, panic attacks and how to deal with them Or at least get better at it.Obviously, it s about a lot subjects but Matt Haig give us some advice on how to cope with the present lifestyle and how to accept yourself and the world we currently live flag 37 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2018 Nicola Gipson rated it it was amazing review of another edition I read Matt Haig s previous book Reasons To Stay Alive last year and absolutely loved it.It dealt with Matt s personal battle with anxiety and depression It was so honest you couldn t help but be affected by the level of suffering he went through His follow up book Notes On A Nervous Planet explores how our addiction to modern technology is making us anxious and affecting our quality of life Each chapter is quite short and Matt does have an uncanny way of expressing his thoughts where I read Matt Haig s previous book Reasons To Stay Alive last year and absolutely loved it.It dealt with Matt s personal battle with anxiety and depression It was so honest you couldn t help but be affected by the level of suffering he went through His follow up book Notes On A Nervous Planet explores how our addiction to modern technology is making us anxious and affecting our quality of life Each chapter is quite short and Matt does have an uncanny way of expressing his thoughts where you find yourself nodding along in agreement Thank you Matt for this book it felt a lot like an old friend comforting you when life gets too much flag 29 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jul 19, 2018 littlemiss_emmxx rated it it was amazing review of another edition I had heard this book was a sort of follow on from Reasons To Stay Alive I read Reasons To Stay Alive while I was on holiday in January And loved it read it in 2 or 3 days and ended up having to start it again as I hadn t thought I would finish it so quickly Clearly it took me a bit longer to read this but that s because I m not on holiday this time I couldn t wait that long to read it I just love Matt Haigs writing It is so honest and truthful This will definitely be recommended as much I had heard this book was a sort of follow on from Reasons To Stay Alive I read Reasons To Stay Alive while I was on holiday in January And loved it read it in 2 or 3 days and ended up having to start it again as I hadn t thought I would finish it so quickly Clearly it took me a bit longer to read this but that s because I m not on holiday this time I couldn t wait that long to read it I just love Matt Haigs writing It is so honest and truthful This will definitely be recommended as much as I have Reasons To Stay Alive flag 28 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 26, 2018 Doug rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5, rounded up.I really, REALLY liked Haig s previous self help book, Reasons to Stay Alive, even though some found it corny and simplistic Reading this sequel, I could see why that feeling might be valid this time round A prime reason why the previous book made an impact, is that it hewed closely to Haig s personal history, as he shared autobiographical stories from which he gleaned his insights here, there are far fewer such examples, so it just seems like a stream of platitudes 3.5, rounded up.I really, REALLY liked Haig s previous self help book, Reasons to Stay Alive, even though some found it corny and simplistic Reading this sequel, I could see why that feeling might be valid this time round A prime reason why the previous book made an impact, is that it hewed closely to Haig s personal history, as he shared autobiographical stories from which he gleaned his insights here, there are far fewer such examples, so it just seems like a stream of platitudes some of which are profound, some of which extract a feeling of well, duh And some of which seemed awfully repetitious e.g do we really need to be told the virtues of peanut butter on toast twice Still, anyone struggling as I do with a panic disorder, anxiety or the feeling like the world is far too stressful, can find much to like and take away from this quick and often entertaining read It never hurts to hear that it isn t necessarily YOU flag 20 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 06, 2018 Victoria rated it it was amazing review of another edition His best book yet The perfect antidote to our messy world I love all Matt Haig s books and this was still even better than I had anticipated Just buy it, read it, talk about and love it This world is a better place with this book in it flag 18 likesLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Zohal rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves non fiction, 2018 releases 4.5 Stars It s all right that the world is crazy, as long as I make my little corner of the world sane Diane Lockhart from The Good Fight.The above quote perfectly summarises this book I read this in one setting which rarely happens these days This has given me so much to think about it It was so raw and so very from the heart I don t suffer from anxiety yet I felt as though Matt Haig put the deepest depths of my soul onto the page I guarantee everyone will relate to at least one commen 4.5 Stars It s all right that the world is crazy, as long as I make my little corner of the world sane Diane Lockhart from The Good Fight.The above quote perfectly summarises this book I read this in one setting which rarely happens these days This has given me so much to think about it It was so raw and so very from the heart I don t suffer from anxiety yet I felt as though Matt Haig put the deepest depths of my soul onto the page I guarantee everyone will relate to at least one comment Matt Haig makes about our modern world Additionally, he says that is one of the best things to ever happen on the internet and I a billion percent agree with that flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 28, 2018 Anni rated it really liked it review of another edition Distracted from distraction by distraction T.S Eliot The Four Quartets If you feel like shouting Stop the world, I want to get off on a daily basis, then this is the book for you Following on from his bestselling Reasons to stay Alive , Matt Haig here explores whether it is possible to stay sane in a mad world, offering useful suggestions for coping with our addiction to modern technology along with its attendant information overload The suggestion I find most useful is the one abo Distracted from distraction by distraction T.S Eliot The Four Quartets If you feel like shouting Stop the world, I want to get off on a daily basis, then this is the book for you Following on from his bestselling Reasons to stay Alive , Matt Haig here explores whether it is possible to stay sane in a mad world, offering useful suggestions for coping with our addiction to modern technology along with its attendant information overload The suggestion I find most useful is the one about getting upset over distressing news programs i.e SWITCH IT OFF and don t feel guilty about it.Haig is never preachy and includes many examples of his own considerable neurotic behaviour in demonstration of the widespread occurrence of anxiety and depression amongst humans However, I did get the feeling that the cataloguing of reasons to be worried might well have the adverse effect of making the reader even disturbed discovering how much there is to worry about than they thought flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 08, 2018 Lindsey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Just read it flag 13 likesLike see review Sep 29, 2018 Paul rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves books read 2018 The modern world is fast and relentless, our connection to the internet that means we have a never ending stream of notifications, jobs that come with a phone and almost permanent on call Our nerves are jangled constantly It feel like you are in a race that you can never win and standing still doesn t feel like an option Yet in the world of 24 7 connections to family, friends and strangers around the world, people have never been alone.In this modern world, can we stay sane This is the The modern world is fast and relentless, our connection to the internet that means we have a never ending stream of notifications, jobs that come with a phone and almost permanent on call Our nerves are jangled constantly It feel like you are in a race that you can never win and standing still doesn t feel like an option Yet in the world of 24 7 connections to family, friends and strangers around the world, people have never been alone.In this modern world, can we stay sane This is the follow up to his successful and what I consider now an essential book, Reasons to Stay Alive I that he told us of his journey back from staring into the abyss In this, he lays out the problems of the modern world that have been caused by the internet as well as the positive benefits that it has brought He makes it very personal, telling us of the issues that he has had with obsessions with Facebook, Twitter and the slightly unreal world of Instagram and how it has affected his mental health Reading isn t important because it helps to get you a job It s important because it gives you room to exist beyond the reality you re given It is how humans merge How minds connect Dreams Empathy Understanding Escape.Like his previous book, there are anecdotes, his thoughts on the world we are living in Woven into this is his own personal story about how his depression and anxiety has ebbed and flowed, often caused by spending way too long on the internet Listening to the echo chamber is not good for your health, especially in this political climate, and this book is full of practical suggestions on how to cope with the relentlessness of it all, when and how to engage for an affirmative experience and when to turn the computer off, set the phone aside and go and do something else Probably essential reading for teenagers flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 23, 2018 Megan rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves dnf, my 1 star reads, read in 2018 I hardly ever dnf a book Now trust me when I say I know that this book is just like Haig s others ones that I do like, The Humans is actually one of my all time favourites I stopped a little over 200 pages in and I realised he would be repeating the same messages over and over again, I got the gist and was to be honest irritated He did hit a few aspects of modern culture on the head but at some points it came off like a middle aged man complaining about youth culture, which it is essentially I hardly ever dnf a book Now trust me when I say I know that this book is just like Haig s others ones that I do like, The Humans is actually one of my all time favourites I stopped a little over 200 pages in and I realised he would be repeating the same messages over and over again, I got the gist and was to be honest irritated He did hit a few aspects of modern culture on the head but at some points it came off like a middle aged man complaining about youth culture, which it is essentially and there is a gap between what he thinks us youth understand about our own obsession with technology Also if people really were stupid enough to make machines that can take over us I ll give this book 5 stars, to my understanding computers work off algorithms which people write A computer can be smarter than a human but not smarter than humanity.I may sound ignorant, and I very much might be but I kept an open mind and this is my opinion of this book flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2018 Tim Rideout rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kindness spring cleans the soul Reading Notes on a Nervous Planet is like being given a new pair of spectacles It makes everything clearer.Matt Haig writes with humility, wisdom, clarity, honesty, humour and kindness about his own mental illness and efforts to improve his mental health In doing so he is a source of great help to others I read this book quickly it will stay with me for a very long time.Yet another remarkable book from Matt flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2018 Tom McLean rated it did not like it review of another edition I feel like I could write a Twitter bot that would generate this entire book If you re the type of person who needs someone to tell you It will be okay a thousand different ways, then this is the book for you I, like Matt Haig, also suffer from anxiety But being told it will be okay only adds to my anxiety I was hoping for a tool or an escape, but did not find it here I m glad Mr Haig has found a profitable way to deal with his anxiety, by selling out his mantras flag 11 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 06, 2018 Rita Ara jo rated it it was amazing review of another edition Find the hope that is already here and help it grow Find the hope that is already here and help it grow flag 12 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Vivek Tejuja rated it really liked it review of another edition This is a world of nerves Of nervousness as the title rightly suggests , of anxiety and of excess Everything is in excess and we do not know when to stop or how to control our lives We are constantly on the edge and losing the very essence of being human Our lives are spiraling out of control and we perhaps do not know what to do Matt Haig s books are about mental health issues we face, the ones he has faced and continues to The only difference is that he speaks about it, Haig communicate This is a world of nerves Of nervousness as the title rightly suggests , of anxiety and of excess Everything is in excess and we do not know when to stop or how to control our lives We are constantly on the edge and losing the very essence of being human Our lives are spiraling out of control and we perhaps do not know what to do Matt Haig s books are about mental health issues we face, the ones he has faced and continues to The only difference is that he speaks about it, Haig communicates and comes from a place of darkness to speak through his books on issues that we prefer to be silent about Notes on a Nervous Planet is about what we go through on a daily basis and yet continue to and not battle it because we do not know how to Haig not only tells us about the issues in detail but also lets us know what he does to combat them, and we could also do that, if we like For instance, how to not be on the phone constantly, how to get off social media once in a while, how to sleep and things that we think of but not implement on most of the time Haig s writing is personal He writes from the heart using the clich phrase and apologies for that and it is clear in the writing It is all about how to stay sane any on a planet such as ours I loved the way the book is structured, looking at each thing that is messing with our minds and the possible suggestions to each of them from lack of sleep to addiction to work and play balance to questioning the habits and lifestyles of the digital age Notes on a Nervous Planet makes you look at life without being preachy about it All it does is make you want to reclaim humanity, little by little if need be Matt Haig cleverly and beautifully deconstructs the world we live in and provides suggestions, if not answers or solutions on how to conquer Notes on a Nervous Planet if nothing will make you feel that someone out there knows what you are going through and is able to understand it beautifully to express it the way you will feel a connect It is the book for our times and much needed Do read it, please flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 16, 2018 Heather rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 The world is a nervous system Everything is connected and it s difficult to switch off, even for your own sake Notes on a Nervous Planet makes you stop, think, consider your own interactions with the world around you and how it seeps into your life Most of all it makes you hope it s possible to truly disconnect, whatever that means for the individual, and find your own sense of calm to catch your breath amidst the noise of the bustling world around us A hopeful book flag 11 likesLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Caro Reads rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2018 Sollte mich je jemand fragen, welches Buch er sie lesen sollte gelesen haben sollte, dann ist es dieses Augen ffnend, ehrlich und einfach menschlich Es gibt einem keinen Leitfaden an die Hand, um das eigene Leben in den Griff zu bekommen Es bringt den Leser aber dazu, seinen eigenen digitalen Lebensstil zu berdenken und sich bewusst zu werden, was man sich eigentlich damit antut, sich mit anderen zu vergleichen, zu messen und dabei zu vergessen, zu sein wer man eigentlich ist flag 8 likesLike see review Sep 07, 2018 Odette Knappers rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 Ik hoop dat ieder mens dit boek leest, en ik zal je uitleggen waarom.Dit is een boek over psychische gezondheid En dat is superbelangrijk Voor de mensen die er af en toe mee worstelen is dit een belangrijk boek omdat je leest dat je verre van de enige bent Het is prettig om andermans ervaring te lezen Het is interessant en leerzaam om te leren hoe Matt met zijn situatie omging, want je steekt er geheid wat van op.Voor mensen die niet met hun psychische gezondheid worstelen is dit ook, missch Ik hoop dat ieder mens dit boek leest, en ik zal je uitleggen waarom.Dit is een boek over psychische gezondheid En dat is superbelangrijk Voor de mensen die er af en toe mee worstelen is dit een belangrijk boek omdat je leest dat je verre van de enige bent Het is prettig om andermans ervaring te lezen Het is interessant en leerzaam om te leren hoe Matt met zijn situatie omging, want je steekt er geheid wat van op.Voor mensen die niet met hun psychische gezondheid worstelen is dit ook, misschien zelfs juist een superbelangrijk boek om te lezen Want je gaat je medemens er beter door begrijpen Heel veel beter En empathie en begrip voor elkaar is wat ons mensen menselijk maakt Ook voor lezers van boeken zoals Homo Deus en Sapiens, omdat het een superduidelijk beeld van onze huidige wereld, samenleving, maatschappij schetst, het in perspectief plaatst en de mogelijke gevolgen laat zien.Dit is een boek waar ik veel in wil markeren, veel in wil aanstrepen Plakkertjes erbij wil plakken om terug open te kunnen slaan Want dit is een boek over hoe we als mens moeten leven met de wereld om ons heen Daarover gesproken de Engelstalige titel, Notes on a nervous planet, vind ik veel beter dan de Nederlandse vertaling Want hoewel paranoia nerveus is, is nervositeit geen paranoia Laat je dus niet afschrikken door een in mijn ogen ongelukkige titel.Ik ben Matt Haig gaan volgen op Twitter omdat ik zijn boek De wezens zo briljant geniaal vind Dit is zijn meest recente boek, en hij retweet veel mensen die hun favoriete passage uit dit boek op Twitter plaatsen Al die quotes vond ik zo mooi, dat triggerde mij om dit boek op te pakken Twijfel je nog, check dan zijn Twitter.Ik heb dit boek nu uit de bibliotheek thuis Ik heb me netjes braaf ingehouden met strepen hoor Als ik dit boek ooit nog een keer ga lezen wat vast het geval gaat zijn want er gaat vast weer een moment zijn dat ik hierdoor geprikkeld ben, net als nu dan koop ik het eerst zodat ik naar alle lust kan aanstrepen.Want ik werd getriggend om dit op te pakken omdat voor mijn gevoel mijn hoofd een beetje uit sinc liep met mijn, de wereld En daar heeft het echt wel voor geholpen En dat is heel bijzonder vind ik, dat een boek dat kan bereiken flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 08, 2018 Alisha rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves lifestyle, manifestos, non fiction, health The only thing I don t like about this book is that it wasn t around when I was a teenager Firstly, I just want to say that this book is physically stunning Beneath the dust jacket, the hardcover is all the colours of the rainbow and it s lovely I also think the size is great, it s compact and smaller than most of the newer books on my bookcase I m also lucky enough to have a signed copy This is a comforting, reassuring read for the most part, much like The Humans, only this one, of course, The only thing I don t like about this book is that it wasn t around when I was a teenager Firstly, I just want to say that this book is physically stunning Beneath the dust jacket, the hardcover is all the colours of the rainbow and it s lovely I also think the size is great, it s compact and smaller than most of the newer books on my bookcase I m also lucky enough to have a signed copy This is a comforting, reassuring read for the most part, much like The Humans, only this one, of course, is non fiction One of the reasons I read books on mental health and books generally is that they make me feel a little less alone in the world and as I get older it s becoming important for me to realise that I m not the only one. This book certainly succeeded in that, as Haig depicts the lowest moments of his life in a stark manner, but importantly, each of these moments was followed by a hopeful, uplifting note Haig is also astute in analysing all of the ways in which modern society contributes to our nervous dispositions He uses not only well researched evidence to support his observations, but he also quotes some of the greatest minds in literature, and history widely, which is something I particularly enjoyed throughout He also offers his own wisdom on becoming a happy mess Or, at least, a less miserable mess A mess who can cope p 176 I think it s useful advice and I ll probably return to it in the future A lovely read Wonderfully human flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2018 Cher rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves nonfiction 4 stars It was great I loved it A thought provoking look at how rapidly our society has changed over the last 20 years with the advent of modern technological advances I found a multitude of quotable passages and interesting tidbits I m a fan of Haig s writing, be it fiction or nonfiction Favorite Quote It sometimes feels as if we have temporarily solved the problem of scarcity and replaced it with the problem of excess.First Sentence I was stre 4 stars It was great I loved it A thought provoking look at how rapidly our society has changed over the last 20 years with the advent of modern technological advances I found a multitude of quotable passages and interesting tidbits I m a fan of Haig s writing, be it fiction or nonfiction Favorite Quote It sometimes feels as if we have temporarily solved the problem of scarcity and replaced it with the problem of excess.First Sentence I was stressed out flag 8 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Sep 05, 2018 Lauren Hartley rated it it was ok review of another edition As discussed in the book, everyone has different opinions on books and I loved Reasons to Stay Alive but this I found really boring.This book was very rambly and induced stress rather than prevent it I found his last book actually had a story to it whereas this was just quoting other books and repeating what they said The amount of chapters and paragraphs which Were All One Word Sentences Drove me insane by the end flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2018 liz rated it it was amazing review of another edition Matt Haig has done it again written a highly thought provoking book which has made me want to better myself and enrich my life I am so glad that I was able to meet him last week and tell him how much his books mean to me because this book perfectly encapsulates why his work is so excellent flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 06, 2018 Kristina rated it it was amazing review of another edition Amazing flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2018 Siobhan rated it liked it review of another edition Notes on a Nervous Planet is Matt Haig s somewhat sequel to Reasons To Stay Alive, in which he looks at the pace and panic of today s world and considers it through the lens of his own mental health issues, particularly anxiety The style is very similar to the earlier book short chapters with lots of lists and short sentences, emphasising his own suggestions and advice.The book has plenty of interesting thoughts and things to consider, particularly around technology and around how mental healt Notes on a Nervous Planet is Matt Haig s somewhat sequel to Reasons To Stay Alive, in which he looks at the pace and panic of today s world and considers it through the lens of his own mental health issues, particularly anxiety The style is very similar to the earlier book short chapters with lots of lists and short sentences, emphasising his own suggestions and advice.The book has plenty of interesting thoughts and things to consider, particularly around technology and around how mental health issues that cause people to act in less societally acceptable ways aren t having the stigma removed in the same way that other issues might be The way Haig darts through his content feels pretty similar to the issues of the pace of the modern world that he highlights and questions the positivity of, whether or not this is intentional, and there s not much chance for reflection A lot of his lists of advice and suggestions will be helpful to some people, and completely irrelevant to others even with similar issues this is perhaps the nature of books dealing with mental health in general, as everyone is different.The experience of reading Notes on a Nervous Planet is a bit like reading a series of internet thinkpieces and Twitter threads, for better or for worse It will undoubtedly be, like Haig s previous book on mental health, a lifeline for some people, but others may find it annoying and not actually saying anything new If you enjoyed or needed Reasons To Stay Alive, it is worth reading this one to see what you think flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 27, 2018 Sarah Theis rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs, books i own This book is insightful and eye opening and what a good self help memoir should be helping the reader see and understand truths through the eyes and experiences of another.Matt Haig writes about depression, finding inner peace, how to stress less and just enjoy the present and not worry so much about the future He touches on subjects like technology not only combining us and making us closer than ever before but also making us a nervous techno addicted mess He talks about his experiences wit This book is insightful and eye opening and what a good self help memoir should be helping the reader see and understand truths through the eyes and experiences of another.Matt Haig writes about depression, finding inner peace, how to stress less and just enjoy the present and not worry so much about the future He touches on subjects like technology not only combining us and making us closer than ever before but also making us a nervous techno addicted mess He talks about his experiences with panic attacks and anxiety, trying to enlighten about ways to deal with it How mental health shouldn t be taboo and it should be seen as one with physical since they affect each other Everything in us, and all of us as humans are connected and need to remember that and focus less on the wanting Wanting another promotion, wanted tons of likes on our posts, wanting that expensive newer model of what we already have that s still in perfect condition Constantly thinking about the next thing and forgetting to live in the present, the anxiety that comes with social media and ways to help calm down this nervous planet we call Earth full of nervous and anxious animals we call humans.As a whole he did a great shop making everything connect and even though some topics skipped around from spot to spot, it all made sense Great book flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, non fiction, recovery focused, 2019 Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow Haig is eloquent while talking about a subject that still isn t discussed all that often Hugely impactful and full of useful tips and ways of thinking that I intend to take forward with me this year Particular favourite, memorable, and impactful parts include the conversation with the turtle, and a note from the beach I ve honestly recommended this to everyone I ve seen over the last few days flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 24, 2018 Lies rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves non fiction, read in 2018 In Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig talks about how our modern, digital, capitalist society has an influence on our mental health and our behavior.The book consists of short chapters that are thematically related, but can be read seperately This allowed Haig to explore a lot of different topics He talks about sleep being the biggest enemy of capitalism because we can t buy or see advertisements or watch Netflix when we sleep He talks about the overload of information and options we now In Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig talks about how our modern, digital, capitalist society has an influence on our mental health and our behavior.The book consists of short chapters that are thematically related, but can be read seperately This allowed Haig to explore a lot of different topics He talks about sleep being the biggest enemy of capitalism because we can t buy or see advertisements or watch Netflix when we sleep He talks about the overload of information and options we now have, giving us the feeling that we re never done He talks about how working all day long is not equal to being productive And he talks about how we always are focusing on the future and meanwhile are forgetting about everything we already have.If this wasn t a library book, I would have highlighted and dog eared so many pages and paragraphs I m often a fan of short books, but for this once, I wouldn t have minded if Notes on a Nervous Planet would have been longer, because that would have allowed Haig to talk about each of these topics in depth Still, I think this is a great way to start if you want to learn about why we often feel unhappy, and how we can cope with this flag 6 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Matt Haig 5,478 followers Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975 He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages The Guardian has described his writing as delightfully weird and the New York Times has called him a novelist of great talent whose writing is funny, rive Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975 He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages The Guardian has described his writing as delightfully weird and the New York Times has called him a novelist of great talent whose writing is funny, riveting and heartbreaking His novels for adults are The Last Family in England, narrated by a labrador and optioned for film by Brad Pitt The Dead Fathers Club 2006 , an update of Hamlet featuring an 11 year old boy The Possession of Mr Cave 2008 , about a man obsessed with his daughter s safety, and The Radleys 2010 which won Channel 4 s TV Book Club public vote and was shortlisted for a Galaxy National Book Award UK The film rights to all his adult novels have been sold His next adult novel is The Humans 2013.His multi award winning popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in 2007 and its sequel, The Runaway Troll, in 2009 His most recent children s novel is To Be A Cat 2012 Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975 He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages The Guardian has described his writing as delightfully weird and the New York Times has called him a novelist of great talent whose writing is funny, rive Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975 He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages The Guardian has described his writing as delightfully weird and the New York Times has called him a novelist of great talent whose writing is funny, riveting and heartbreaking His novels for adults are The Last Family in England, narrated by a labrador and optioned for film by Brad Pitt The Dead Fathers Club 2006 , an update of Hamlet featuring an 11 year old boy The Possession of Mr Cave 2008 , about a man obsessed with his daughter s safety, and The Radleys 2010 which won Channel 4 s TV Book Club public vote and was shortlisted for a Galaxy National Book Award UK The film rights to all his adult novels have been sold His next adult novel is The Humans 2013.His multi award winning popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in 2007 and its sequel, The Runaway Troll, in 2009 His most recent children s novel is To Be A Cat 2012


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    1. I m not really going to review this properly I bought it and read it just for me really There s nothing much I can say that I haven t said before about this author s writing and sometimes you just want to read a book to kick start your soul again Suffice to say that as ever after reading a Matt Haig book my faith in many many things is restored Yes indeed.



    2. The paradox of modern life is this we have never been connected, and we have never been alone Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.He makes you feel He makes you think.Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it s as if time stands still The [...]


    3. A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read Matt s honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that A [...]


    4. A book about depression, panic attacks and how to deal with them Or at least get better at it.Obviously, it s about a lot subjects but Matt Haig give us some advice on how to cope with the present lifestyle and how to accept yourself and the world we currently live.


    5. I read Matt Haig s previous book Reasons To Stay Alive last year and absolutely loved it.It dealt with Matt s personal battle with anxiety and depression It was so honest you couldn t help but be affected by the level of suffering he went through His follow up book Notes On A Nervous Planet explores how our addiction to modern technology is making us anxious and affecting our quality of life Each chapter is quite short and Matt does have an uncanny way of expressing his thoughts where I read Mat [...]


    6. I had heard this book was a sort of follow on from Reasons To Stay Alive I read Reasons To Stay Alive while I was on holiday in January And loved it read it in 2 or 3 days and ended up having to start it again as I hadn t thought I would finish it so quickly Clearly it took me a bit longer to read this but that s because I m not on holiday this time I couldn t wait that long to read it I just love Matt Haigs writing It is so honest and truthful This will definitely be recommended as much I had h [...]


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