Synopsis: The book, Life Should Be Simple and Easy: If You’re Doing It Hard, You’re Doing It Wrong , shows us the downright, honest truths about life. In doing so, this book gives us the tools to live life in the best possible way. It is a unique self-help book, in the sense that, it does not try to change you, motivate you, inspire you, or teach you coping skills. It drills down to the basics of how we become who we are, in turn, revealing the origin of stress.
My review: This is quite a thought provoking book. Ideally you read over a series of weeks and there are some exercises that may take even longer. However if I followed that to the rule I’d never get the review done.
Some books like this you read and then don’t go back to do the work involved. With this I probably will. If you’d asked me a few weeks ago what I believed a simple life was I’d probably have said something about decluttering, eating clean and so on. With this book it’s more about letting go of what society thinks and the constant stress and anxiety of trying to meet expectations of what the media says is the correct way to be.
There are some interesting thoughts on the term ‘rock bottom’ which for me were the thought provoking bits and the idea that you can hit rock bottom and stay there for a bit shuffling sideways until truly ready to move (which is what I think happened to me).
I wasn’t so keen on the religious chapter. Mostly because I’m not religious and wasn’t brought up in a religious household so I don’t really have anything to let go of in that respect but that’s a personal reflection and it could be quite important for others.
Overall interesting, thought provoking and recommended
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