Good vibes, leveling up, healing, and thriving. I am so into all of those things right now. Looking forward to this new year I wanted to read some books to bolster this energy and give me ideas for things to explore as I build my life going forward. Enter this book: Good Vibes Good Life: How Self-Love is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness (Hay House, 2018) by Vex King.
I had been following the author, Vex King, on Twitter for a while and I always found his tweets were helpful or good reminders, thus I put his book on my wish list. When I started getting back into the motivation/inspiration/personal growth mood again, I bought a few books and started with this one.
This book is 270 pages long and is the very satisfying 5×7 trim size. (I don’t know what it is about that trim size, it just feels THE BEST in my hands.) There are a handful of black and white illustrations throughout the text that tie the look of the book together. The text is not dense, with space between lines and short paragraphs. The author is good at being succinct without being shallow.
One aspect of this book is literal vibes. I thought maybe vibes was slang for your outlook or attitude. While outlook and attitude are a part of vibe, the author explores aspects of actual vibration: like how one tuning fork will be still but begin to vibrate when it picks up on the same vibration as another. Thus we can attract the things we need and want from the universe by raising our vibrations.
I’m not 100% sold on the idea but you can easily exchange “nurture yourself” or another phrase that resonates with you for “raise your vibration” and get the same benefits from the advice offered. So whether you are reading this book to raise your actual-factual vibration or using it to adjust your outlook and attitude to a more positive wavelength, the perspective in this book will help you do that.
There are seven sections and each addresses about ten topics in each. My favorite sections were Part Two: Positive Lifestyle Habits and Part Six: Manifesting Goals: Taking Action.
The author talks about a lot of dynamic perspectives in his life, from being a child with his family in a dangerous and frightening homeless shelter to his struggles in university and his creative life.
Many of the scenarios the author uses to illustrate his points are taken from his experience at university. I believe the target audience are those in their early 20’s. I do admit at times I found it hard to relate to my 20-year-old self when reading, but that was only for parts of the book, not the book as a whole.
There was a lot in this book that I had already worked through in my own life but it was good to have reminders. I journaled a lot while reading this book, exploring things that I had worked through and identifying things I still need to work on. There were also several new things that I wrote down word-for-word from the text because I really responded to how the author explained the idea or concept.
Overall I give this book 4/5 stars. Though younger readers might glean more from the perspective in this book, the text is full of really important reminders to maintain daily mental health, which is great for anyone. If you’re looking for a book to motivate you to start getting your life together, this is a great place to get ideas and advice for a healthier and more positive attitude. Take your time and enjoy reading the insight and perspective offered.
I have been experimenting with being more mindful of my vibration and raising it. I really want to cultivate a nurturing and positive life for myself and those I love. I’m grateful I read this book and am looking forward to seeing what the universe has in store for me.