I don't want to go into details because I'd have to type much longer than I want to, but I just don't like this book. I wanted to like it! It sounded promising! But in reality, it was trivial and pretty childish. Sometimes people have big problems that can't be solved by saying "Think positive thoughts!"
I'm a therapist who wanted a tool to manage my personal stress. Yay! Self Care! I love this. It makes me laugh and makes me think. The novelty of this makes it a great gift but it's got a lot of good tools in it. Im taking it to work today to let my coworkers take a look and am sure the ones who as sarcastic as i am will appreciate it and want one, but this one's mine. I almost hate to use it and destroy it because it's also very beautiful. I'm very excited anf this is going to be a great gift for a co-worker as Im planing on buying a second copy now that i know it's useful, beautiful, and hilarious.
I write in my journal the prompts and quotes in this book! It's awesome. I have severe anxiety and this book helps me take my mind off of my anxieties while I'm writing. It makes me chuckle and I can relate to a lot of it. I recommend using the book as a prompt and writing it out in a seperate journal not in the book directly so that way you can flip through it many times in different points in your life as things change.
This book!...my goodness!...where do I begin?...its just an all around MUST HAVE!...not your average paperback but one with such great quality...from the pages to the illustrations...the exercises seem soooo much fun to do...I keep reading it over and over with passion so I come up with genuine thoughts...my question is, because there are activities on almost every page are they suppose to be done daily?...or you can complete whatever you like?
Sometimes journaling can feel like a chore, with this journal not only do you feel motivated to keep turning the pages to see the next to tounge in cheek saying the exercises are ones that I have seen be greatly effective at helping to organize and de -stress your thoughts. I use this along with my regular journal in days in not sure what to write about. I often find that I need a little more space to write so I continue along in my normal journal.
So, I havent started writing or reading much of this just yet but from just reading the back and first page or 2 I think I'm going to really like this book. Althought its alot smaller than I thought it would be I'm glad I bought it.
I just received three of Monica Sweeney’s books, and am so excited, I put them down immediately to write this review – never done that before. These are a Christmas present for my 16 year old daughter who struggles with mood, self-esteem, confidence, positivity – the normal stuff – and I can’t WAIT to give them to her! (Not to imply these are exclusively for teenagers – I’d say they’re for ages 16-99, as long as excessive profanity isn’t an issue.)
The positive and inspirational messages are spot on, and given in easy-to-read relatable chunks. Think “things your best friend should tell you, but maybe doesn’t” meets a page-a-day calendar, with a ton of humor thrown in.
They’re not your typical dry self-help books – far from it. Yes, beware, they are laced with profanity, but that’s part of their charm, really, which I think will actually give the books more credibility where my daughter’s concerned, in a cool teenager sort of way.
The books don’t ‘preach’, but rather, make you feel like someone is on your side, fighting along with you, and has your back at every turn, no matter what. I can easily see these books helping my daughter to become her own biggest cheerleader – an awesome gift to give anyone. So happy I found them! Now, I hope I can wait till Christmas!!