In January, I decided, as part of my resolutions, to read more. It had occurred to me that I wasn’t reading anything for me, for the enjoyment of doing so. No offence, Julia Donaldson, as much as I love your witty rhyming there’s only so much Gruffalo one person can take. So, I resolved to read a minimum of one book a month, ideally two. I realise that I am exceptionally behind however, in April (and May), I read: The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving a F**k, by Sarah Knight.
An Overview of The Life Changing Magic…
In Sarah’s Words:
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck is for all of us who work too much, play too little, and never have enough time to devote to the people and things that truly make us happy.
I’m sure most of us can relate to this feeling, which is exactly why I picked up the book!
This book teaches you:
How to stop spending time you don’t have, doing things you don’t want to do, with people you don’t like.
The book, or at least its title, is a parody of Marie Kondo’s bestseller: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up- (another book I should probably read!). Sarah describes how she read Kondo’s book after leaving her career in 2015 to become a freelance writer and realised that it was more than just her socks that needed some order! She explains how she undertook projects, social events and even ate food with regard for someone else and how she decided that this way no way to live.
Sarah Discusses the following:
- Giving & Not Giving a Fuck,
- Deciding Not To Give a Fuck: Things, Work, Friends/ Acquaintances/ Strangers and Family,
- Not Giving a Fuck,
- The Magic of Not Giving a Fuck Dramatically Transforms Your Life,
I would give this book 3 stars.
If I’m totally honest, I struggled to get into this book. The fact I persevered probably tells you a lot about why I needed to read it in the first place! It did take me longer to read as a result. However, I am a stay at home mum and I don’t live in close proximity to my family therefore large sections of this book aren’t very relevant to me currently.
I did find it funny and there were some useful tips; particularly in how to say No to the event you really aren’t up for! If you are offended by swearing you might want to give it a miss, there is a lot in the first half- I’m not sure if there is actually less in the second half or if I’d adjusted! Although, you probably guessed that from the title! I think, I probably gave less fucks to things than I was giving myself credit for. If you feel like you’re saying yes too often, mostly to things you’d rather not, give this book a go!
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