Recently, I have come to know about Blinkist, which is an app/service for non-fiction lovers. If you want to get the gist of a book but those 300 odd pages look like a daunting feat, here you have a summarized version of the key takeaways that you can read or listen to in 15 minutes. Quite doable, right?
This happened to be the inspiration for today's post. Though I prefer to read the a-to-z of a book, I understand that not everyone does. When I completed reading 'Shine- How to make the most of life without losing yourself' by Samantha Armytage (which needless to say, I loved!), I thought of jotting down few things from the book which struck a chord with me.
To give some context on the author, Samantha is a well-known name in Australian television as the co-host of the immensely popular morning show 'Sunrise'. In this book, she provides her insight into diverse topics and shares some of her own personal anecdotes. In her own words, it's the "Girls guide to life" and covers everything from ego to eyebrows, money handling to mentoring, insurance to Instagram. The tone is more like an elder sister, who has picked up a thing or two through her journey and shares with us, without sounding preachy.
So here it is, 11 of Sammy's wisdom nuggets:
Set standards in everything from relationships, to work, clothing, linen and books. Work on yourself to ensure you are the person who makes your life complete. Reconsider any relationships you have that might be toxic.
If you feel burnt out, stressed, overworked and exhausted - you draw on your masculine energy to help you through and it's easy to lose touch with your feminine side. Use your feminity, your softness, your nurturing side. You can still be bold.
Try to find a person with whom you can talk about everything to. It's actually best of this person is not a family member, a pal or someone who will blab. It's perfectly fine to go to a paid professional for a chat.I have a brilliant woman I occasionally visit who is like a mother, sister, employment consultant, priest and girlfriend all rolled into one. I call her my 'life coach'.
Hope you liked this post.Till next time, take care.
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