Everything Isn’t Terrible by Dr. Kathleen Smith couldn’t have come at a better time. I am experiencing significant life changes and have been looking for some guidance, and this book helped conquer some of my insecurities and provided concrete, easy-to-understand information and steps to find calmness and let go of anxiety.
I might as well have highlighted the whole book as there were so many wonderful analogies and gems of wisdom on each page.
I was able to get to a place where I noticed that I focus too much on other people and not enough on myself. For me, I identified that focusing on another person is when I try to motivate them, worry about them, guess what they are thinking, and doing things for them they can do for themselves.
You do have to read the book in small bits and reflect and think about what the author presents and the questions she poses to grasp the information fully and incorporate the strategies into your daily life. The examples, information, and exercises have you pulling deep within yourself to expose areas of your life and areas inside yourself that are not working or may cause stress and anxiety.
This is a book where you have to be honest with yourself to do the work and make a change.
Everything Isn't Terrible is a great book to have on your shelf and refer to it often to live a calmer life.
Until next time, happy reading, and have a wonderful day.