I admit, I let myself be influenced on Instagram from time to time – especially when it comes to books. I constantly take screenshots and put more and more on my Amazon wishlist. One of these books was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and now I want to read everything he has ever written. Definitely working on that.
Anyway, the second book I’ve read by him is The Comfort Book. And what can I say, it actually does give me comfort. I can’t really explain it. The way he writes just gives me clarity sometimes, about things I think about a lot or not enough. I’m constantly trying to find ways to make positive changes to my life, and we all have things to deal with. He just finds the right words for so many things we come across all the time. I mean “No physical appearance is worth not eating pasta for” is gold. Obviously!
So this may sound a bit weird but it’s like my little bible now. I’ve highlighted so much, added stickers, notes, marked pages, and I really work with it. I found so much inspiration for writing on these pages and I love it. So this post probably isn’t the last time you’ll come across me referencing something. Quotes for days.
The book also helps me with my mental health. When I feel low about something, I re-read the pages I’ve marked, because the words help me, remind me of something, get me motivated, or whatever. It helps me focus on what actually matters.
The book is a reminder of so many things we tend to forget about: ourselves, the people in our lives, the good and the bad days, feelings, emotions, interaction with other people, and more. And it’s not shoved in your face. Matt Haig writes from his own experience and from the heart, and I guess it either speaks to you or not. And if I really have to agree with him on one thing: Everyone needs a comfort playlist. Make one now!
We fall apart to become new. We go through the dark to fly in the sun. – Matt Haig