The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight
It is definitely life changing to stop giving a f**k, but the magic is in understanding why are you giving so many f**ks to begin with.
In her book The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k (A No F*cks Given Guide), Sarah Knight focuses on the effect rather than the cause and her approach in taking the reader through techniques and steps to acquire the ability to stop pleasing people is helpful and quite entertaining, so I definitely recommend reading it.
A warning, however, brace yourself for reading/hearing the word “f**k” more times than you probably would in a lifetime. I listened to the audio version of the book and although I do agree that repetition is the way to learn, there were times when I felt slightly aggressed. But then again, maybe there’s learning for me in there 🙂
The questions I’d like you to allow the answers to come to you are:
What do I give a f**k about?
When do I give a f**k?
Whom do I give a f**k about?
Why do I give a f**k?
Whilst thinking about these questions, please pay attention to how you feel, especially to how your body reacts to specific things, people, situations, as those are your clues. That’s where you need to dig deeper.
Remember my technique to lure in answers to the questions I have? Of course you do! I wrote about that in my previous posts J Unless you’re new on our platform, in which case, it’s ok that you don’t 😉 … and now I’m blabbing …
Repeat after me: what do I give a f**k about? What do I give a f**k about? What do I give a f**k about? … A number of things will come to you. Then move on to the next question and then the next. Come back to any of these questions any time you feel like. It’s your process, your journey, so honour it.
Let the information come to you, let it flow, don’t react to it and, most importantly refrain from finding explanation and/or excuses. That’s not the point of this exercise.
The point of this exercise is to uncover and be aware of the fears that make you give just one too many f**ks and, as a result, end up “spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do.”
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