Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life By Gary J. Bishop
First I love the title of the book. It was a real attention getter when I first came across it, and of course I was curious as to what was inside of the book.
This book will change your self-thought process.
As the author states, embrace the uncertainty. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This book explains how damaging negative self-thought and self-talk can be to one’s mental health.
The negative thoughts that enter you mind are just that. Thoughts! Most of the time they are total BS. Like the author points out, you are not your thoughts.
This book will motivate you to take a chance, and stop waiting for the right moment.
This is something my husband mentions from time to time about his job. Too many people have spent 30 to 40 years of their lives waiting to move that perfect position, but never make the effort or take the chance because that negative self-talk stops them in their tracks.
An important point the book makes is that “doing” can quickly change your thoughts. We are all guilty of procrastination from time to time, but it’s amazing how much frustration it can cause.
Sometimes these thoughts can gain control of us and make it very difficult break free. We become a slave to our negative thoughts.
The author explains what it truly means to be relentless.
Like I mentioned before, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Swim against the current. Once you gain the momentum, you’ll be unstoppable.
There will come times when you’re running low on gas. You start to lose you steam and things just seem to be coming apart at the seams. Worst of all, it may be the discouragement coming from those around you. This is when you need to be relentless.
Hop in your mental bulldozer and plow away all that negative crap. Think of relentlessness as high octane fuel for your mind. I would not have made it through nursing school if it weren’t for being relentless.
Many people take anti-anxiety medication to deal with life thinking that it will clear everything up, but, as the book points out, all the anti-anxiety meds in the world won’t fix a person if they are not willing to change. Also, we can read all the self-help books we want, but if we are not willing to start making the effort to change or “doing” as previously mentioned, it will all be for naught.
The minute we are born we are already dying.
Seventy plus years of life may seem like a lot, but it goes really fast. Like the book says, we need to wake up. The author discusses the importance of living life and taking the action to build the life you want, because one day you are going to do die rather you want to accept it or not.
Stop thinking and start doing.
The author ends on a discussion about habits. We all have them. Some good and some bad. It’s the bad habits that we need to focus on more.
The book makes an important point when discussing bad habits. When we are trying to get rid of a bad habit, we need to replace it with something good. We need to make way for the good.
So ends my review for this book. It’s 219 pages of how to unfu*k yourself. If you are looking for a no nonsense approach to defeating negative self-talk, then I highly recommend this book.
I purchased the digital download. After I read it, I loved it so much and I purchased the audio book.
Unfu*k yourself so you can start living life. So you can unleash that inner tigress and attack life with a fierceness the world has never seen.
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