After finishing Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King, I went on to reading The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K by Sarah Knight. I’ve had this sitting on my shelf for a long time but I just had not been wanting to read this until I started reading her other book ***** NO! by Sarah Knight, which is How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t or You Just Don’t Want To.
Her books are a bit hard to get into in my opinion with the repetitive use of the F word throughout the book and her sense of humour. She uses serif fonts throughout her two books and also highlights the important phrases in the book in bold. Sarah gives good tips and exercises throughout her books. For example, in the Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K she tells you to do a Fuck Budget, which is a list of things that you Don’t Give a Fuck About and also a list of things that you Do Give a Fuck About. See what I mean by the repetitive use of the F word? I am sorry if this offends you but there will be a lot of F words in this post but you can blame Sarah Knight for that.
Sarah Knight compares her method to the Marie Kondo method of tidying up in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K. She names her method as the NotSorry Method and uses decluttering as getting rid of all the F**Ks in your life. This includes Things, Work, Friends, Acquaintances, Strangers, and the hardest one Family. I wanted to read this book because I wanted to get some tips on how to say no to my family who put pressure on me to finish my nursing. I know I should finish my nursing as I am nearly there but I am not enjoying it all and I feel I am not good enough to be a nurse. I get stressed, emotional and depressed when it comes to assessments. But I need to finish it because I don’t want to disappoint my parents and I don’t want other people to think I am a failure as I have given up so many times. But who cares what other people think? Is their opinion more important than your happiness? So this book gives useful tips when it comes to giving advice on not giving a F**K. It states that once you feel guilty, you have already failed at not giving a f**k. It is highlighted in bold so it is an important phrase to remember and it helps to encourage you to not give a fuck.
I prefer to read Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K more than than F*** No! Because I need to learn how to not care what other people think more than learning how to say no. It states that no is an acceptable answer and you shouldn’t feel guilty about saying no either. This book also gives you plenty of exercises to do and also there’s a quiz to identify if you are a People-Pleaser, an Overachiever, a Pushover, or have a serious FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I think I am a people-pleaser and have serious FOMO sometimes I say yes to things because I don’t want to miss out and also I want to make people happy so I feel bad when I say no to things. But I do know how to say no so don’t really need this book as much as the other one.
Overall, I don’t really know if I like Sarah Knight’s writing style. It’s hard to get used too. I want to get her other books though Get Your S*** Together, You Do You and Calm the F*** Down but I don’t really need the last one. I am calm most of the time except when I am stressed when it comes to studying and also when I get a-lot of pain from my Endometriosis. Maybe her other books will inspire me more? Who knows? What did you think of her books? Have you read them yet? Let me know in the comments below. Because I haven’t finished her books yet I can’t really rate them but I will let you know what I rate them in my next Self Love Book Club post.
Love Nat xx