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Working in the library gives me access to thousands of books, and this one is quite new to our library. get your SH*T together by Sarah Knight (and yes, the title doesn’t have capitals) caught my attention simply because of the title. And as I read the blurb on the back cover, I realized this was a book I could benefit from.
Sarah breaks it into four parts, from figuring out who needs to get their shit together to keeping it together once you’re there. I must say, I had many LOL moments while reading the book, and just as many (if not more) oh shit moments when I realized I fit into some of those categories.
She has a way of putting things into perspective, and while reading I definitely had some aha moments. The best thing is she does it with humour, and we all need to have some of that in our lives. Plus, it shows readers they are not alone in needing to get their shit together.
This is more of a help-you-so-you-can-help-yourself book as opposed to a do-it-for-you book. I find her approach realistic and doable, because she shows how to prioritize. Plus, she references to personal experiences, which shows readers she’s not above everyone else. Being talked down to by an author does not sit well with me, and that type of author she is not.
Sarah has taken a fun approach to helping others get it together, whether it be scheduling, finances or relationships. The part that impressed me the most is her adult colouring page, which I copied ( since I can’t colour in the library book), then stuck into my Bullet Journal. I spent some time colouring the small page, trying to focus on nothing but that. As you can see, it is definitely made for adults only.
It was a fun little project, to prepare me for the next exercise (which you can see a bit of on the right). I didn’t include that part of the page in my photo as it reveals one of the things I need to work on. I have added other notes and lists , plus a copy of a flowchart she includes to help prioritize each item on your never ending to-do list.
Each section has exercises to help with getting it together, accepting responsibility and being accountable for your life. I have worked through some of the short ones, but others need more long term commitment – which is why it is becoming part of my Bullet Journal.
All in all, I am impressed with the book, and wish I had a copy of her first one which is titled The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. That sounds like one I could use too. If for nothing more than entertainment.
The photo is of the book I borrowed from the library. I’m seriously contemplating getting my own copy.
Have you read either book? If so, what are your thoughts?