The Joy of Doing Nothing by Rachel Jonat
Published December 5, 2017
Hardcover, 160 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 2/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley &Adams Media, I received an eARC)
Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life.
In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.
I’m a huge fan of books from the self help/self improvement genre, so when I saw this one I had to request to review it. Who in their life right now isn’t constantly busy or feeling overwhelmed, whether it’s work, family, hobbies, pets, etc. I absolutely thought this would be a great book that would give great insight on helping me make some time for myself and enjoy some down time.
I feel like this one just fell flat to me, it pretty much just told me what I already knew I should be doing to he myself. Though the advice given was helpful, it felt extremely repetitive.I did enjoy the sections mentioning meditation, since I love meditating. I really enjoyed the “challenges” that were included, I found them pretty helpful.
Overall I just felt like this book could have been so much shorter, maybe 50 or so pages would have been fine for me. I wouldn’t recommend this one if you are looking to learn anything new, because it is pretty straight forward. It was a quick read for sure and may have been better of just being skimmed.