Drawings, affirmations, and mindfulness to help with anxiety and depression.
I’ve been following the author, Kate Allan, for a while now because of her Tumblr, TheLatestKate. If you’ve been on the site within the last few years you may recognize her work popping up every now and then with cute animals and positive sayings.
When I discovered she wrote a book filled with these drawings I immediately had to get it.
You’re Doing Great
The beginning of the book goes into Kate’s personal life and how she handled growing up with anxiety. As someone who also grew up with anxiety, it’s nice to see someone else who can relate. Although my anxiety didn’t get bad until college, I can still relate when she describes the way anxiety affects your life.
The rest of the chapters dive into different feelings. Some examples are Chapter 2: I’m Feeling Inadequate or Chapter Five: I’m Feeling Hopeless. Within these chapters, Kate talks more about her feelings and how she’s able to overcome them. Within the chapters are the drawings and quotes, which are adorable and available in her shop.
They’re simple yet effective. Like I said, I used to reblog Kate’s drawings all the time (I don’t get on Tumblr much anymore) but when I did, they were always what I wanted to see.
Some of the animals (and trees) are watercolor, others galaxies which are my absolute favorite.
Even after you read through the book it’s easy to go back through and find one drawing and quote that could help you get through the day.
You Can Do All Things is a colorful book full of positivity and hope. If you feel alone when dealing with anxiety, depression, or any other mental illness, you can flip through or find a specific chapter that could help. Even if you aren’t going through any illness it’s still a great read to give an extra boost of positivity.
With the holidays around the corner, I think this would be a great gift for anyone in your life, or even yourself. It’s a small, cute size and easy to travel with so even if you need those reminders throughout the day you can pull it out of your bag and go to whatever page you may need.
As someone who also deals with anxiety and depression, I can quickly relate to Kate and how she handles those feelings, and if you’re like me, then you’ll get a lot out of this book.