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I want to start this review off by saying that I LOVE this book! Just reading through it once helped me out. Basically, this book is all about giving yourself a boost when you’re feeling different emotions at different times in your life. For instance, when you’re feeling stressed out.
I really enjoyed the illustrations too. They have this watercolor effect and each mantra and section has a themed picture. My favorites were the pretzel one and the cactus one. Going back to the sections, there are 10 sections that include 5 sayings each. My favorite sections were the self-love, dealing with toxic people, and the dreams sections. I especially love the toxic and dreams sections because I wholeheartedly believe in going after your dreams and ridding yourself of people in your life that are dragging you down. In the past, I have had to put a lot of what is said in the toxic people section into practice which is unfortunate but was necessary.
Now, the phrases in this book have hit home for me or have become my favorites after reading through them. Some of my favorites are ‘Practice is how you learn,’ ‘Fear is Nature’s Caffeine,’ and ‘Ban the Words “Always” and “Never” from Your Vocabulary.’ The first one I really like because it’s something I have had to learn the hard way. I used to get really frustrated when something didn’t go right the first time. Sometimes I still do. But, I have to remind myself that it’s okay to fail as long as you learn from that failure and keep practicing. Anyway, there are plenty of others I loved and think it’s important to have this book.
The other thing I really enjoyed while reading was the fact that the author, Karen Salmansohn, goes into depth about each phrase. She uses lots of research to back up each one and she provides tips and kind of little homework assignments to put each phrase into practice.
One thing I didn’t like was one of the phrases, sort of. The phrase is ‘Being Negative is Like Spraying Yourself With Anti-Charisma.’ Let’s just say, that I liked the concept but not the wording 🙂
Anyway, I highly suggest checking this book out, especially if you find yourself needing a little pick-me up one day. You will not regret it.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. As always, opinions are my own.