Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"Not the Boss of Us"

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"Not the Boss of Us: putting overwhelmed in its place in a do-all, be-all world" is a book you want to read with a pen or highlighter handy as there are so many lines I underlined and starred!  The author, Kay Wills Wyma, shares her own experiences and her time with trying to juggle all of her to-dos and how this plays out in real life for herself and her family.  This is a refreshing book as it is real-life and someone I could relate to and feel as if I could learn some things and not being alone with this struggle.  Also, as stressed in the introduction, perspective is a like a fresh drink of water, gaining a new perspective, another's perspective and this is what this book did for me. 
Each chapter focuses on a specific area, or aspect; for example, being overwhelmed by group pressures, as this is a big one for so many in today's society.  Instead of being overwhelmed by this, be overwhelmed by belonging.  Each chapter puts a different spin, a different approach and perspective to that specific area.  One of the many lines I highlighted is the point of being kind and grace-oriented with ourselves and using our gifts instead of being overwhelmed with performing so many things just to do them for that point, but instead using our gifts which will give us a sense of purpose and we will feel good, not stressed trying to be who and what we are not.  A great read and one that I needed to read. 

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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