All posts tagged: adult non-fiction

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson is a book about how to deal with life and what things you should give a f*ck about in life, because life always throws at you an array of situations that make you give a f*ck. Everyone’s life is filled with problems. The social media paints a picture of a blissful, problem-free life for everybody else, except us, but that is not true. The goal of life should be to have better problems and problems that you can solve because solving problems gives us happiness. A rich man has problems, a poor man has problems. We would rather solve a rich man’s problems than a poor man’s. Whenever we solve a problem, that becomes the foundation for a new problem. Have your priorities in life, that will decide what situations you want to give a f*ck about and what you do not want to give a f*ck about. We have limited time in this life and if we spend time, worrying about non-essential things …

The life-changing magic of tidying up

In schools, they teach Science, Math, and English but they never teach about how to keep our surroundings organized. The most essential lesson of life is not taught. Marie Kondo’s book is about cleaning up once and keeping it that way for a long time. The first principle is that we need less to live in an organized manner. Second, there has to be a place for a thing and a thing in its place. Third, decluttering will also change your life, you prioritize your life goals as well. The most useful tip she provides in this book is to clean by category, not by room. Start with non-personal items such as clothes. Pile all the clothes in the center of the room. Each piece of clothing evokes a certain feeling, joy, doubt or distaste. Only keep the clothes that spark joy. Repeat the process with other categories such as books, papers, miscellaneous and sentimental items. Marie Kondo calls this approach as the KonMari method after her name. This book is truly life-changing if we …

Stop Looking at Your Phone

Stop Looking at Your Phone by Son of Alan is a satirical book on our phone addiction. It is a graphical adult book with very few words. It has several scenarios where we pick up our phone because we are bored. The book provides a remedy for such situations. A few examples are, enjoy time spent with your child by making eye contact, not just by taking pictures. Enjoy food by keeping your phone aside.⁣ This book was the shortest read and I completed in 20 minutes, with a few laughs. A book worth having in your library in today’s age where we are slaves to phones.⁣ Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC⁣. Rating: 5/5⁣ Publication date: August 16, 2018⁣ Do you spend every free moment you have looking at your phone?⁣