[Book Review] The Mind Game by Devika Das

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The Mind Game by Devika Das
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It is a self-improvement book but not preachy. The book contains useful tips and tricks that can be implemented in our daily life to live happily.

Title: The Mind Game

Author: Devika Das

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers, New Delhi

Publication Date: 07 July 2018

Edition: Paperback

Pages: 203

Price: ₹ 205.00

ISBN-13: 978-9387996618

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I am not a big fan of Self-Help books but there has been a lot of buzz on social media about this book.  So, I finally picked it up and I am glad that I read The Mind Game.

Before I begin my review, I’d like to give a brief about the book and the author, to give some context to those of you who are yet to read the book.

SYNOPSIS

True to its title, the book helps us realise the difference between varied emotions. As humans, we are vulnerable and may not offer the desired response at all times. The book is well-researched and defines psychological concepts in a simple manner. Examples given in these book are quite relatable and we almost go through these situations most of the time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Devika Das is an award-winning author and poet. Her publishing journey commenced in 2016 when her first title ‘7 Vows of Marriage’ was published on Amazon Kindle. She is an IT professional and pursues her passion for acting by participating in plays and short films.

WRITING STYLE

The primary reason why I don’t prefer to read Self-Help books is that they become monotonous and very preachy. I don’t like listening to lectures. However, I was surprised with The Mind Game because of its storytelling. The book is not preachy at all. I could relate to the problems that have been mentioned in this book that we might undergo in our daily lives.

The book is divided into six sections, and if you want you can just read one section independently instead of reading the entire book. The language is simple and easy to understand. The author has not used superfluous fancy words and the length of each chapter is accurate to meet the attention span of modern readers.

The title is apt and each chapter begins with a befitting quote. Filled with simple points and varied theories this book provides a basic understanding of how the mind plays games 😊

Section 1: Five Ultra Practical Steps to Emotional Mastery

Section 2: Analysing People

Section 3: Live Better With Less

Section 4: Go Happy, Go Lucky!

Section 5: Angry? Don’t be!

Section 6: A Happy Workplace

The author has used many quotes, psychological concepts, examples to explain the points in detail. The language is simple and understandable by readers of all age groups. The way the book is written, and topics are put forward is brilliant.

WHAT I LEARNT?

Well emotion is the key and a drive about everything we do! So this book tells us to conquer our emotions! Not just get detached but to acknowledge and cherish our emotions…not get trapped in it.

Emotional mastery is one of those subjects which is generally taken for granted by people. But this book covers various aspects like emotional intelligence, ways of leading a simple life, effective questioning, making first impressions, anger management, etc. which will help us lead a happy life.

My favorite topics from this book

1. “Only you can change your feelings and perceptions. Materialistic things and surrounding environments may serve as momentary distractions from what you feel, but they cannot change the way you feel. We always carry our feelings with us.̶