Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 179
Genres: Non-fiction, Narrative, Humour

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
The surprising art of caring less and getting more.

Are you stressed out, overbooked and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? Then it's time to stop giving a f**k.

This irreverent and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy.

From family dramas to having a bikini body, the simple 'NotSorry Method' for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f**k and will free you to spend your time, energy and money on the things that really matter.
An interesting book that aims to help those who need to give less f*cks. The main thing I took away from this book was that I already had been implementing a lot of the advice. I already could not care less about being obligated to do anything I don't want to partake in or is inconvenient for me.

The author encourages the reader to write four lists of everything that brings them joy or annoys and then analyse which of the annoying things are costing energy, time or money that could be better invested in the things that bring joy. There is plenty of advice on how to politely decline things and how that helps a person reclaim time and live a more authentic life without guilt. Life is too short.

This book is great for those that feel spread too thinly in life or bogged down with obligations. It is a tongue in cheek parody of Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up which I haven't read because I have absolutely zero interest in it. My personal f*ck budget does not stretch to spending hours ordering sock drawers. Just saying.

A fab, fast and funny read.

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