Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Master your Emotions to Achieve Success - The Mind Game by Devika Das - A Book Review

There are two major reasons why I landed on "The Mind Game" by Devika Das.
  • I found the name of the book really interesting. I would say a major reason for selection.
  • You call it the subtitle or intro line. "Master your emotions to achieve success" (another line was written on top of the book cover) was the second thing. I am a highly emotional person and most of the time my emotions are all over the place. I wanted to try this book to cope up with my emotional swings.

Book blurb
“Happiness, stress, ecstasy or depression, it’s all a mind game. As long as our mind is under our control, everything else is. That’s what The Mind Game is all about. It is not an average self-help book that preaches life-enhancing methodologies based on complex science or long philosophical verses. The book’s genius lies in its simplicity. It offers quick, actionable and instantly applicable tips that will help readers lead better lives, instantly.”
Coming to the content, I loved the way the book is segmented. There are total five section and each section covering its own chapters. Let me give you a gist of these sections
  1. Emotions - This section covers basic questions like what emotions are, how to face them, how to control them and how to protect them.
  2. Analysing people - This section covers how we can understand others and how to understand their verbal and nonverbal communication.
  3. Simplicity and communication - Talks about the importance of simplicity and effective communication.
  4. Happiness - This section covers meditation, spirituality. It also touches stress and depression related issues.
  5. Anger issue - This section covers how to tame our biggest foe anger.
  6. Happy workplace - Though I am still studying, this section explained to me how a good working environment can affect one's life.
The book is easy to read and neatly written. The book has mentions of a psychologist like Sigmund Freud, Eduard Spranger which I found really interesting as to know that whatever is written is coming from a right place. Another great thing about this book which makes it different from other psychology and self-help book is that the author has put short stories in between to make us understand the concept better.

This book can be helpful to give you emotional balance and peacefulness. The book is also helpful to channel your emotions in a positive way so you won't hurt yourself or others by the rage of emotions, and also to find peace in the stressful environment of the workplace.

The book enlightens the issue of spirituality, most of the millennials these days aren't in touch with there spirituality which makes their emotional rage go haywire, the book has some points to get in touch with your spirituality that I liked.

So all and all if you are having an emotional issue, stress problem, workplace problem or just want to read a fun self-help book than The Mind Game is the best choice.

Ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Content - 4/5
  3. Concept - 4/5
  4. Overall - 4/5
The book can be found at Amazon and Flipkart
Reviews from other readers can be found at GoodReads

We would like to thank Vidhya Thakkar to provide us the book in exchange of the honest review.
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