Never in my life have I bought a self-help book and today I have 3.
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck
You Are A Badass
I’m a bit skeptical of the last one but we’ll see.
The subtle art of not giving a f*** was coincidentally written by an alcoholic which seems fitting considering I am an alcoholic. In AA they say that the only way to be sober is to help those who are alcoholics. it gives you a sense of belonging, self worth, a reason for being on this planet etc.
And throws away all of the common advice of to think positively and be positive and things will be positive. Teaches you to let go and not care about everything that’s going on around you which is something my anxiety really needs.
The book unfuckyourself has a lot to do with second-guessing ourselves all the time. Everything from driving to the store, picking out shoes to wear, deciding on dinner, which gas station do you want to go to and on and on and on. All these little things that you don’t know if you want to do or not.
I have tons of self-doubt and a lot of self-deprecating thoughts constantly. This is one of those books where I really hope that there is a piece in it that I’m missing. Something inside me that won’t stop the negative thoughts or when the anxiety creeps up because something is new it won’t be there anymore.
The last book you are a badass, also deals with self-doubt and understanding that you can do things you never thought you were capable of. I don’t know how I feel about this last book it’s very self-help-y but it helps with the self-sabotaging behaviors and thoughts and it gives you pointers on properly directing your own energy.
I don’t expect any of these books to be some Grand solution to all my little problems of mental and emotional anguish but I hope that they will give me the tools to make my day-to-day life smoother. Which in turn will cause me less inner turmoil.
I think when I say the subtle art of not giving a fuck it’s not that you don’t give a fuck, it’s that you give a fuck about the things that actually matter and things that are directly responsible for your own happiness. Things that push and pull your life in whatever direction and this book helps you have chance to not let it take control.
I’m totally learning on this blog that everybody has blogs and mine doesn’t really fucking get read unless I have something magic like alcoholism in the tags or in the title. This is one of those things that I need to realize that I shouldn’t give a fuck about if somebody likes it or not because I’m only doing this as a means to write out what is really going on in my head and not receive criticism from people that I know.
I shall see in the future if these books help me or not but I know that they all will be a fun read at least. So here is to learning to be more badass self and to not fucking care about everything and everyone!