The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k | Book Review

Sunday, March 20, 2016

I already mentioned this book in last month's favourites and promised I'd tell you guys a bit more about it so here I am today doing just that. It's basically a 'practical parody' of international bestseller 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up ' by Marie Kondo. Sarah Knight, author of this book, gives practical tips on 'how to stop spending time you don't have doing things you don't want to do with people you don't like' in order to be able to live your best life - or as Knight puts it: gaining time, energy and money by giving fewer f*cks.

The book is split into four handy parts. It starts with a kind of explanation what the book is about and what you can achieve by reading it. Then it starts getting practical in part II 'Deciding not to give a f*ck' where Knight has you make lists about all the things you do or do not give said f*ck about. Starting easy with things, then going on to work-related annoyances, the more difficult to handle category of friends, acquaintances and strangers and finally the trickiest of them all: family! Part III advises you on how to actually go through with not giving a f*ck and part IV is a kind of afterword with more funny stories.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The way it's written made me burst out laughing quite a lot, Sarah Knight just hits the nail on the head with a lot of her observations. So even if you're not looking to master the art of mental decluttering this book is well worth your time! It's easy to read, only about 200 pages long with lots of space for lists and things - I've finished it in a couple of days.

If you have an aversion to swearing this is probably not the one for you. But I promise it's not only really funny but also insightful without trying too hard. There's a lot of truth in these pages that seem to be simply funny and light hearted! As more and more people suffer from mental illnesses like burnout or just generally high work-related stress levels it's more and more important for us to 'budget our f*cks' as Knight says and therefore live our best lives. Reading it I came across quite a few things I personally care way too much about and really shouldn't and I think I'm not the only one here.

Whether you're looking for an easy read, or feel like you really need some advice on how to care less about unimportant things, do go and get this book!

Have you read 'The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k'? What did you think? Leave me a comment to let me know.

Lots of Love,
Jess xx

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