My boyfriend found this book in an airport bookshop and knowing my love for self-improvement books, profanity and how many f**ks I gave about everything, he bought it for me.
By the time we landed I had crossed a ton of stuff of my “to give a f**k” list, and was a complete convert to the NotSorry method. I immediately passed this book to my sister who I knew would also appreciate spending less f**ks needlessly and having more to spend where she wanted to.
Sarah Knight describes a f**k as anything that requires your time, money or energy (or all of the above!). The first f**k to stop giving is what other people think, especially if what you are doing (or not doing) does not have any impact on them. This is the key to the life changing magic…and magic it is! This book also gives tips and strategies to stop giving f**ks without being an arsehole. I would highly recommend it.
Here are some examples of some f**ks I’ve stopped giving, which has contributed to a happier life.
Following News, current affairs and celebrities – especially the details of Brexit and what Trump is doing…I still hear all the big stuff, that’s enough for me.
What co-workers, acquaintances and old friends think of me, and what I’m doing.
I can’t control what they think, and actually what they think doesn’t matter to what I’m doing or my general happiness.
Going to Work Parties
I’ll be honest, I never went before, but I made an excuse. Now I use the NotSorry method and decline nice and early.
Annoying people on Facebook.
I’ve unfollowed a few people, and my newsfeed is a much happier place.
Having saved all those f**ks I’ve got more time, money and energy to spend on the things I actually want to…which mostly comprises the following….
Being with Family and close friends
Cuddling the dog
Learning new skills and developing myself
Writing (this blog for example!)
Watching TV box sets…preferably in my PJs
I realised writing this that I didn’t want anyone to think badly of me for using bad language, so I have censored all the f**ks. But as I’m learning to not care about what other people think, fuck it! I’m NotSorry.