I last posted in May about how I was taking a break from Tolstoy Therapy. Six months later, I finally feel like I have something worth writing. It’s a bit different from before, though.
In the last year and a half, I’ve strengthened myself and rearranged the furniture of my mind so much that it’s all a bit unfamiliar looking back at it now.
One option, which I outlined in my previous post, was to leave Tolstoy Therapy behind me and keep moving forwards.
But I’ve learned a heck of a lot in the process. And it feels like it would be a waste not to share more about that journey with you.
I’m going to give it another go and take Tolstoy Therapy in a different direction. I especially want to share with you how I managed to transition from:
A – experiencing a lot of panic attacks and nightmares plus generalised and social anxiety every day.
to B – living in Switzerland, running a department of the company I joined a year ago, and others asking me if I ever get stressed (oh, if only they knew me a year ago).
I’ve written my next few articles to make it easier to commit to this, and there will be one article a day for the next seven days on the following topics:
- Designing a life that makes you as happy as possible
- Exploring the world with Tennyson to overcome anxiety
- On living a modern version of Walden
- Spending a lot of time in your own head – in a good way
- Saying goodbye to old yous
- Does bibliotherapy actually work? (My two-years-on take)
- The complete list of novels that have improved my wellbeing since 2012
I feel really excited to be talking about these things and, of course, sharing lots of book recommendations! And after this mini-series, I’ll be publishing most weeks with more lessons I’m learning along the way.
I hope you enjoy the series and the new start to Tolstoy Therapy.
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