Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King

Posted by Simba Sloane

Now how do you really feel about reading self-development books? 

As a lover of non-fiction, I’m no stranger to a self-development book or two. The story of this book and I begins in the middle of Lockdown 3 in England, during a dreary, cold & almost never-ending midwinter in search of an easy read and a welcome injection of something other than pandemic doom or gloom.⁠

Good Vibes Good Life is written by @vexking a British self-help guru & mind coach with a huge, largely millennial and post-millennial, following on Instagram. His debut book is a gentle guide, on knitting in self-love into your everyday.⁠

A lot of what he speaks about in the book isn’t anything new to me. And if you’ve previously read books on self and spiritual development, it might not be new to you either. ⁠

The book, very broadly, covers the law of attraction, the law of vibration (good vibes vs bad vibes), positive lifestyle habits, manifestation, meditation and more.

However, what King does is simplify these concepts, providing straightforward ways to interpret this thinking into modern life, however generic they may first seem. Cue in nifty illustrations to bolster his how-to’s, and you get a very easy to follow manual on modern positive living.

Some quotes I enjoyed, that you might too:⁠

  • The more you count your blessings, the more blessings you’ll have to count.⁠
  • ⁠Technology is a tool, not a substitute for living.⁠
  • ⁠Step out of your comfort zone and face your fears. Growth takes place when you are challenged, not when you are comfortable.⁠
  • ⁠Positive thinking is the act of choosing ideas that empower you over those that limit you.⁠
  • ⁠Your goal isn’t to get rid of negative thoughts; it’s to change your response to them.⁠⁠

Overall Good Vibes, Good life is a light and uncomplicated read for those in need of a little respite and perhaps a little reminder.⁠

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