Those who know me, may have realized that for the past period of time I live my life in a more –no fucks given- attitude. Or at least I try. And those who don’t know me, but read my blog (hopefully!), I’ve mentioned before how I am in the process of leaving fucks behind and actually spending time, effort and money on things and people I actually give a fuck about.
Unless you leave inside a rock, I’m assured that you have already heard of the no f**ks given international bestseller book by Sarah Knight. It is basically an irreverent and practical book, for all those people like me, who feel stressed out, overbooked or underwhelmed by life. Basically those people who just give too many fucks. –Guilty as charged –
Offering practical ways of decluttering your life, Knight suggests her awesome
–NotSorry Method- for mental decluttering which as a result will give a happier and more meaningful life. From very simple issues like body goals, to work issues, events and money, to family dramas, Knight has a solution to everything without being an asshole basically. It is a biography on how she managed to stop spending time you don’t actually have doing things you don’t want to do, with people you don’t really like. And it is a miracle worker.
The basics of not giving a fuck, according to Knight are:
One: Taking care of yourself first, before helping others.
Two: Allowing yourself to say no – I don’t want to – I don’t have time – I can’t afford it.
Three: Realising yourself from the worry, anxiety, fear and guilt associated with saying no.
Four: Reducing mental clutter, which is elimination annoying people and things from your life.
Finally, Knight suggests investing in a Fuck Budget meaning three things: your money, your time and your effort. Investing time in creating a fuck budget is way more important than any regular money budget. I can’t stress this enough. You need a fuck budget in your life.
The books ends like that:
“Finally I’ve spent a lot of time justifying the concept of not giving a fuck to people who think it sounds…a little bitchy. Kind of mean. Borderline sociopathic, maybe?
That’s too bad. On one hand, I don’t want them to think poorly of me. But on the other hand, I’m out here giving fewer, better fucks and living my best life.
And guess what?
I am not sorry. ”
And me? I’m here sitting at the beach, sipping at cocktails and reading my book thinking – Yes girl. Thank you for sharing your life-changing magic with us.
P.S: The life changing magic of not giving a f**k is the perfect book to read during summer time because what is a better period to eliminate those fucks and start living your best.life.ever.
If you have read the book, please comment below your thoughts on it – I would love to hear how it has helped you (or not helped you).
Bye fucks. Hello life.