So fun! Joyful wellbeing...,
This review is from: Taming Your Gremlin (Revised Edition): A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way (Paperback)I have enjoyed this book for over ten years, ever since a counselor at the student support centre at my university back then recommended it. I have never sat down and read it straight through, but have digested it chapter by chapter over the years.
I appreciated being tasked with drawing my gremlin, as this brought out some of the hidden details of the self-doubt and anxiety that I lived with. Giving it a character of sorts, separate from me, helped me to be less often overwhelmed by my feelings during phases of depression and anxiety. And, the humour of the gremlin metaphor also helped me take myself less seriously and feel more joy.
The gremlin metaphor has been a valuable tool for me over the years--an effective technique for getting my head above water when I have felt anxious or filled with self-doubt. And, also an effective technique for de-stressing and ... being happy.