Thursday, 18 June 2015

Do Less, Get More by Shaa Wasmund (Non-fiction, 8/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

1st June 2015, Penguin, 214 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Content: hints and tips 

Summary from Penguin
In Do Less, Get More, entrepreneur and bestselling author Sháá Wasmund reveals that the key to fulfilment isn't doing more, it's doing what matters

Is your life how you imagined it would be, or is the reality more stressful than you planned?

Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed?

Are you struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love?

It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time

Nayu's thoughts    
Over the past few years for health reasons I've had to slow my life down to make sure I don't overdo things, which changes daily since I'm different on each day. (There is sense in there somewhere). I've learnt a few tips, and was drawn to this book to see what other pearl of wisdom I can apply to my life. There is a good deal of explanation on why focusing on what really matters in life is important to a person's overall well being, why multi-tasking often is pointless (yes it may seems great to do several things at once but you aren't giving something your undivided attention. Sometimes this matters, sometimes it doesn't), and a variety of other things. There were points for reflection, points which I knew I could use immediately and others which although helpful weren't ones I'll use any time soon.

The reason it gets 8/10E reading is probably more down to my expectations of what the book would say before I read it, which isn't the book's fault at all. It is perfect if you've barely read anything about simplifying your life, but for someone like me who has already read a lot which covered the basics and more, the amount I got out of the book was less than I'd hoped for. I've passed it on to a friend, but I'm sure most reader will keep it to refresh their memory on why saying no can be important aspect of life, and reference other suggested techniques.

Find out more on Shaa's website.

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