Funny and, admittedly, useful.
... except I‘d seen her TEDTalk in advance and it covers most of the material.
This could be a “So-So” because in the end it couldn‘t offer continuous light-bulb-moments but that would be unfair.
Might be, there are areas I am already pretty good at saying No to. Might be, other areas at the moment simply aren‘t in line.
So maybe one day I‘ll come back to this book.
For now I am completely contented with the lessons it brought to my mind. None was really new but they all were facts one knows but tends to forget, anyway.
“The category “work” is like a Petri dish, in which between 9 and 5 o‘clock every day there are so many things, people and processes teeming with we have not really chosen actively and many of which we cannot influence.” (p. 51)
⬆️⬆️⬆️ Petri dish 🧫. 🦠🦠🦠 Great comparison. 🤩😃
“For now, please bear in mind that you should only worry about those things you can control, but not about things you‘ve got no control over, anyway.” (p. 51)
⬆️⬆️⬆️ ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼 Maybe, however, there was a good reason that decades ago it was common standard to give students lines. Through the arm right into the brain.
If so, I am sure that the above sentence is one of those that I need to write 100 times to internalise its real meaning. 🤷🏽♀️
“When it comes to the question of how far your saying no affects other people, the only thing you can control is your own behavior in relation to the feelings of your fellow human beings, not in relation to their opinions.” (p. 29)
“1. Find out what you no longer want to say yes to.
2. Stop saying yes to those things and give them a f**ck from now on.” (p. 19)
⬆️⬆️⬆️ See above exhibit A of obvious statements in self-help books that make me not being very good in reading them in a serious manner and/or following their guidelines.
_But_ this one may be different because until now I really like Sarah Knight‘s writing style and narrative tone. And I like the book‘s layout.
First: dinner 🍽.
Then: My next read.
Yeah I know – to be honest I‘m no good/open-minded self-help book reader because they mostly seem too flat, obvious or too few hands-on to me.
But I also often can‘t withstand their temptation because I think: “Yes, but what if this one has real good tips and offers new insights❓🤔”
I don't know how much I really learned from this book, but it sure as hell makes me feel better about saying no to things that I don't want to do! At no stage did the author come across as rude or selfish in not giving a f*ck, but rather self-assured, honest and polite, which is a tough line to walk when trying to declutter the things you care about. I very much enjoyed this.
I do not have a problem not giving any fucks. That being said, this a practical way to get there for anyone that does. Funny, short. Her second book is better.
Funny, snarky, full of swears, and actually a lot of helpful advice for being more deliberate about where we spend our energy and less swayed by societal pressures and expectations.
I feel like I haven‘t really been here much. I wanted to share my new reading glasses!! I am still reading The Lady from the Black Lagoon. I love it so much, but March and April have been filled with searching for a car(now that my car is no longer legal for the road) I have been working on some sewing requests (in between my full time job) that will give me a little bit of cash towards a car. It will calm down soon. Then I can enjoy my books.
This was a helpful reminder that I give too many f*cks about what others think, especially in the workplace. I‘m working to rectify that and it will take some time. I appreciate learning ways to improve myself.
Easy read but not a terribly compelling book. It didn't feel like there was much movement and content felt redundant. I wouldn't be quick to recommend to others other than for entertainment sake.
I read this and the other “Don‘t Give a F*ck” book out there back to back, for comparisons sake. This one was entertaining, but overall I felt it was useless to me. I guess that‘s good. I already pay little attention to what others think about me, I don‘t attend events I‘m uninterested in, and I am a remote employee so I have no use for office politics or nonsense. I agree with most of the author‘s advice, I just didn‘t need it. 🤷🏼♀️
⭐️ Don‘t give a f*ck about putting this one on your TBR.
It's more of a skim through than a thorough read. A few lines here and there strike a chord but there's not much to absorb. Atleast for me.. it was usual stuff... Should say i don't really give a F*CK about most of it.
Yup being selfish is sooo important...to get space for things i DO give a fuck about....
The book i need the most right now..
1 - Y'all
2 - Depends, care-a-mell when it's by itself, car-mull when it's in combination with something else
3 - iBooks, Kindle, Libby, Overdrive, two library system apps, Litsy, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Browsery, and Serial Reader 😂
4 - Concert night out! Then settling down with a book
5 - @burnTheShopdown It's time for a comeback!
This parody of Marie Kondo‘s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up focuses on clearing out mental clutter and spending more time, energy, and money on people and things that spark joy. A quick, fun read with some useful insights.
I think we can all find something in the NotSorry Method to make our lives better.
This was a fun and interesting self help book that wasn‘t pushy or overwhelming. The author really is great at making her writing conversational and entertaining and I feel like it is easy to take something away from this book.
First May read, done.
Some might enjoy this, but it felt like she was trying way to hard for someone who‘s philosophy in life is not giving any Fs.🤷🏾♀️
Going to read this again. Maybe it can help in my current situation.
Finished another book from the excellent #FreakyFriday list of @MissAimz_55 😃
This was a fun, quick read. I may have picked up a few tips, but for the most part, this is not new info for me. (Spoiler alert: I don‘t give any excess fucks as it is.) Very snarky and profane, which I enjoy, but it got a little repetitive in parts.
I have already ordered a copy for a friend of mine who suffers from giving too many fucks. 😂
I liked Knight‘s other book, Get Your Shit Together, more. This one is okay, and really, I‘m all about only giving a fuck about things that really matter, but this one gets repetitive quickly. So, read it. Or not. I don‘t really give a fuck.
Very insightful! There was a lot I would struggle with because I didn‘t want to hurt anyone‘s feeling but this book gave you options to let the person or persons down gently. I felt relaxed reading this and learning how to not care about certain things.
I think this book is good. It did make me realize how little f**ks I give already, since most of the examples she gives are (elitist and) not in my f**k budget. It‘s a good theme overall though, the message is positive and something a lot of people I know could really benefit from. It is really repetitive and wasn‘t always relatable for me and you must love the f word. #readwomen
Easier said than done.
I tend to read at least one self help / lifestyle book in January. This year I'm starting with Not giving a fuck.
When you are listening to You by Caroline Kepnes and you need something silly to even put the crazy!
Excellent advice - I really need to take this book to heart!
My new life method is the “Not Sorry” Method. This book could also teach you how to prioritise your fucks, and give fewer of them to things that annoy rather than bring joy. An excellent New Year read. Now...onto living my best life.
I don‘t write reviews often but I have to say that although I have been practicing these principles for awhile, I know a lot of people who can‘t say no. They end up doing too many things they don‘t want & spend money on stuff they don‘t want. I have laughed out loud & recommended this book so many times while reading it, I just had to recommend it here. With the obligatory holiday invitations around the corner, there‘s no better time to read it.
I won this hilarious book from GoodReads! I cannot wait to read it because I feel like it will be a lot of fun!
As someone who is already fairly circumspect in how I dole out my fucks (I hang out with cats a lot), I wasn't sure how helpful this book would be. However, some exercises, such as establishing a fuck budget and taking time to come up with thoughtful reasons why you don't give a fuck ("I have a personal policy..." is definitely going to be a mainstay for me) seem quite useful to me.