Book review | Love Yourself by Rakhi Kapoor
Author: Rakhi Kapoor
No. of pages: 170
Published by: Notion Press
Published on: 6th October 2020
My rating: ★★★☆☆
“Self-love is love for oneself. It enables an individual to feel complete and happy by themselves. The source of this treasure lies within a person.”
This pandemic caused by the coronavirus has shaken up the mental health of most people. Everyone’s life is filled with challenges and obstacles. Everything seems to be spiralling out of control. We all have to bear our own cross, walk our own path and not let circumstances break us. What we can control is not allowing our minds to be crippled with fear.
If you are at your lowest, if you are about to give up on yourself, if you are finding it hard to believe in yourself, pick up this book and go through this journey of discovering who you truly are. Make the journey with the author who travelled till the end, only to retrace her steps to come back stronger.
As you heal and love yourself, you will love everything about your life. All the challenges, hurdles and obstacles will reveal the actual purpose of their occurrence. Only love will save you―the love for your own self first and, subsequently, the love for others.
This book is dedicated to people who are dealing with a personal issue and trying to resolve it, fighting depression and trying to stay afloat in life.
Master self-love. Learn the art of loving yourself.
Rakhi Kapoor's Love Yourself explores the different aspects of one's life to hone your self-love skills. The book covers topics on how to embrace yourself, how much sleep is necessary, why we should learn from our mistakes, what should we eat, and why laughter is important in life, etcetera etcetera. The author covers these topics through simple words.
Though I'd like to give my kudos to the author for bringing out this book during these much needed times, I feel that this book is not bringing anything new to us. Like most self-help books, it talks about how we can make our lives better through following some live rules/goals - by betterment of our habits we can learn to love our lives. This concept is nothing new though.
Some things that I liked about the book, is that the book is written in simple language. By giving lots of analogies and examples, the author has made the book interesting. The author has even jotted down some activities for the readers (some of them being how to appreciate oneself, how to get over a break-up, and the likes). There are step by step process on how to deal with the different psychological emotions.
This book is written in an essay-like style. It lacked the uniqueness that I was looking for in a self-help book. I would have liked more research, more statistics, more biological explanations of the hows and whys (I'm a psychology major, so I couldn't find anything new to soak in from this book). Still, the author has penned down the book from her experience as an antenatal counsellor, so I can give credit for that.
Rakhi Kapoor is a forward-looking thinker who ideates and arrives at simple solutions for several issues relating to childbirth, businesses, relationships, emotions and several complicated and often-neglected issues of life. Her books capture a unique blend of a traditional and innovative approach for modern life. Her expressions are intended solely to helpevery individual havea better quality of life, as she believes that this is the only way to make the world a better place. She constantly takes the game to a whole new level in all her various roles. Apart from being recognised as a renowned physiotherapist specialising in antenatal care for over two decades, she is an established author of a few best-sellers with over fourteenbooks published on various topics in both fiction and nonfiction categories, and this is her sixteenth book. She is also an entrepreneur, a public speaker, avid trekker and a globetrotter.
I received a copy of the book in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.