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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson

All of us have things that we care about. But when we really think about it, more often than not, a lot of the things we care about are the things that are holding us back. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck teaches you to let go of those things that are detrimental to your happiness and pick up new habits and ways of thinking that will promote self-development, which in turn will make you an overall happy person.

We have compiled a list of actions you can try out from the comfort of your home. Most of these actions involve you identifying the maladaptive ways you currently think and react, and then training your mind to think and react in ways that promote long-term happiness in you. This sounds like an extremely daunting process, and it certainly is difficult, but if you apply even one or two of these actions to your life, you will emerge a much happier, well-adjusted person.

Great ideas from this book

Happiness

1. Be honest with yourself—don’t try to be someone you’re not.

2. Be comfortable with being different.

3. Allow yourself to experience pain.

Self-Development

4. Do not cave in to entitlement.

5. Become more self-aware.

6. Differentiate between good and bad values.

7. Question yourself.

Problem-Solving Skills

8. Identify the problems that can’t be solved.

9. Just do it, in order to gain motivation.

Interpersonal Relationships

10. Set clear and appropriate boundaries.