Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life

Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life

Sarah Knight / Jun 26, 2019

Calm the F ck Down How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life The no f cks given guide to taming anxiety and taking back control of your life from the bestselling author of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and Get Your Sh t Together Do

  • Title: Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life
  • Author: Sarah Knight
  • ISBN: 031652915X
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The no f cks given guide to taming anxiety and taking back control of your life, from the bestselling author of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and Get Your Sh t Together Do you spend time worrying about problems than solving them Do you let unexpected difficulties ruin your day and do what ifs keep you up at night Sounds like you need to CALM THE F CK The no f cks given guide to taming anxiety and taking back control of your life, from the bestselling author of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and Get Your Sh t Together Do you spend time worrying about problems than solving them Do you let unexpected difficulties ruin your day and do what ifs keep you up at night Sounds like you need to CALM THE F CK DOWN.Just because things are falling apart doesn t mean YOU can t pull it together Whether you re stressed about sh t that hasn t happened yet or freaked out about sh t that already has, the NoWorries method from anti guru Sarah Knight helps you curb the anxiety and overthinking that s making everything worse Calm the F ck Down explains The Four Faces of Freaking Out and their FlipsidesHow to accept what you can t controlProductive Helpful Effective Worrying PHEW The Three Principles of Dealing With ItAnd much Praise for Sarah Knight and the No F cks Given Guides Self help to swear by The Boston Globe Genius Vogue Hilarious, irreverent, and no nonsense Bustle Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 304 pages Published December 31st 2018 by Little, Brown and Company More Details ISBN 031652915X ISBN13 9780316529150 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Calm the F ck Down, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Upcoming Books of Note Non Fiction 12 books 137 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 15, 2018 Liz rated it liked it Shelves netgalley I don t normally read self help books, but this title just spoke to me Because those who know me, will tell you that s how I talk And I definitely suffer from anxiety, so why not give it a try As you would expect from the title, the author s style is very flippant But that doesn t mean she doesn t have some good points As she says in the Author s Note, this is basically an extended Serenity Prayer change what you can, accept what you can t and be wise enough to know the difference Will he I don t normally read self help books, but this title just spoke to me Because those who know me, will tell you that s how I talk And I definitely suffer from anxiety, so why not give it a try As you would expect from the title, the author s style is very flippant But that doesn t mean she doesn t have some good points As she says in the Author s Note, this is basically an extended Serenity Prayer change what you can, accept what you can t and be wise enough to know the difference Will her suggestions work Maybe Knight does acknowledge it will all take practice And sometimes her answers are a little smug and cavalier Telling someone to get some sleep and deal with the problem tomorrow is great, but doesn t really work if anxiety has made you into a hard core insomniac Think I haven t already tried deep breathing, meditation, etc But I can guarantee that you will chuckle frequently while reading this book FYI, Ms Knight has strong opinions about the current president Fair warning if you happen to be a fan of his I am not As someone who agrees with her opinion of the orange howler monkey , I appreciated her passing on the tip about watching PepitoTheCat My thanks to netgalley and Little, Brown for an advance copy of this book flag 50 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 24, 2018 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 favorite, healing, love this author, self help Calm the F ck Down How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life is another great self help book from my favorite self help guru and goddess, Sarah Knight What is always most refreshing about her books is the way in which she offers encouragement with humor, whit, and raw honesty There is never any judgment or room for remorse but instead, her books offer solace and a calm quiet voice in midst of the sh t storm of life As I ente Calm the F ck Down How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life is another great self help book from my favorite self help guru and goddess, Sarah Knight What is always most refreshing about her books is the way in which she offers encouragement with humor, whit, and raw honesty There is never any judgment or room for remorse but instead, her books offer solace and a calm quiet voice in midst of the sh t storm of life As I enter into 2019, I could not feel equipped to tackle my fears and learn to manage my freakouts with grace and complete calmness Overall, I highly recommend Calm the F ck Down How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life to anyone seeking a better life I look forward to reading greatness from Ms Knight ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review For reviews reveals giveaways visit flag 26 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 29, 2018 Erin rated it liked it Shelves i won it in a giveaway, december 2018 Special thanks to Sarah Knight and Little Brown and Company for providing me with this book for free I m not into Self Help as genre, I don t understand its purpose So why did I read this book Because it was free and because I ve been feeling a little stress and anxiety then usual Calm The F ck Down is book 4 of Sarah Knight s No F cks Given Guide, but I had never even heard of her A quick Google search told me that she s kind of a big deal Like most self help guides Calm the F ck D Special thanks to Sarah Knight and Little Brown and Company for providing me with this book for free I m not into Self Help as genre, I don t understand its purpose So why did I read this book Because it was free and because I ve been feeling a little stress and anxiety then usual Calm The F ck Down is book 4 of Sarah Knight s No F cks Given Guide, but I had never even heard of her A quick Google search told me that she s kind of a big deal Like most self help guides Calm the F ck Down doesn t have any groundbreaking advice Its all things that anyone with basic common sense already knows Things like Panicking won t help you, Don t worry about things you can t control, Don t hide from your problems, and think about your problem logically We all know these things but that doesn t mean we actually do them I mean I know that I shouldn t eat an entire bag of mini Reese s Peanut butter cups in one day but I still did just that on Thursday I regret NOTHING If self help is your thing and you love sarcastic profanity filled advice then pick up a copy of this book Even if you re like me and you don t like self help you might enjoy this book I liked this than I thought but if I hadn t received this for free I probably won t have bought it If you re on the fence maybe get a copy from the library or maybe you re lucky enough to have me as a sister, because I plan on giving my copy to my sister flag 28 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Dec 10, 2018 abby rated it liked it Shelves nonfiction Self help books start at a severe deficit in that they aren t very helpful Yet the fact that we think there s a book out there that can cure our generalized anxiety, or help us shed those last 10 lbs for good, or make us rich, keeps the genre going never mind that if books could save us from ourselves, this country wouldn t be the fat, nervous, broke mess that it is But if you have to read a self help book, you could do far less than the latest in Sarah Knight s f ck series.The author has a Self help books start at a severe deficit in that they aren t very helpful Yet the fact that we think there s a book out there that can cure our generalized anxiety, or help us shed those last 10 lbs for good, or make us rich, keeps the genre going never mind that if books could save us from ourselves, this country wouldn t be the fat, nervous, broke mess that it is But if you have to read a self help book, you could do far less than the latest in Sarah Knight s f ck series.The author has a very sarcastic sense of humor I relate to Not everyone will respond to her style, but I found this book pretty amusing Sarah Knight admits her entire message boils down to the serenity prayer, but she delivers it in an entertaining fashion I will say I tried to apply the principles from this book to my habit of worrying about everything, and it does work A little When you can remember to go through the steps in the midst of a panic Which is almost never And for things you have the wherewithal to be able to prioritize and deal with Which is virtually nothing But, hey, this book tried B for effort flag 28 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 26, 2019 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller added it Woe is me It didn t end up being as helpful as I hoped it would for a few specific reasons that might have to do with my personal brand of anxiety differing from the author s I m still deciding on a final rating RTC flag 16 likesLike see review Ina I know what you mean I m currently listening to it and the methods aren t the most helpful, but even if it doesn t cure my anxiety, it at least mad I know what you mean I m currently listening to it and the methods aren t the most helpful, but even if it doesn t cure my anxiety, it at least made me laugh a fair number of times and took my mind off the things that stress me out, so I m calling it a success Jan 26, 2019 07 39AM Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller Ina wrote I know what you mean I m currently listening to it and the methods aren t the most helpful, but even if it doesn t cure my anxiety, it Ina wrote I know what you mean I m currently listening to it and the methods aren t the most helpful, but even if it doesn t cure my anxiety, it at least made me laugh a fair number of times and took my m Oh good And it did a similar thing for me I only picked it up when I was feeling anxiety and it definielry helped distract lol The spider thing is still my favorite Jan 26, 2019 07 46AM RustedRoseGold Will stay away from this book then Jan 30, 2019 11 51AM Dec 22, 2018 Laura Rash rated it it was amazing Sarah Knight has a knack of letting you know you need to get your head out of your ass and get a grip on your life and how you handle what you can t control Yes, it s quirky and funny in her descriptions of how to do just that but it also makes you pause and think about how you can make some legit changes And how to CALM THE FUCK DOWN Thanks to Little Brown for this early copy flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Emily Goenner rated it did not like it I must say, 2019 is not off to a great start The I thought about the last book I reviewed, the angrier I got, and this one is likely to be the same A few years ago, I listened to Knight s Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and I liked it funny, relevant, some good ideas So, with anxiety about the new school year growing, I thought Calm the F ck Down would at least provide a laugh Nope Wrong.Knight s narration was annoying and self involved please give me 5 stars e.g He I must say, 2019 is not off to a great start The I thought about the last book I reviewed, the angrier I got, and this one is likely to be the same A few years ago, I listened to Knight s Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and I liked it funny, relevant, some good ideas So, with anxiety about the new school year growing, I thought Calm the F ck Down would at least provide a laugh Nope Wrong.Knight s narration was annoying and self involved please give me 5 stars e.g Her theories for dealing with anxiety were so incredibly basic they were laughable plan, assess how possible seriously She claims to have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, but if the things she s worried about are the ones she discusses in the book a tarantula, missing a flight and can be dealt with in the ways she suggests moving the spider, planning , then I wish I had her anxiety disorder Incredibly disappointing flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Kate Henderson rated it did not like it review of another edition Listened via audible Everyone raves about Sarah Knights books so I thought I would give this a go this book really appealed to me Unfortunately I felt it very self indulgent and a lot of waffle I didn t get anything from it So disappointing flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 16, 2019 Trina rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 books read, 2019 trinas netgalley, arcs, favorites Are you looking for the pep talk of the ages Well then Calm the F ck Down by Sarah Knight will give you just that This no nonsense look at control, worrying and dealing with stress will floor you I LOVED the author s comical and mirth filled prose, I mean, the title itself gives it away right The author explains what she refers to as The Four Faces of Freaking Out as well as the flipside of these four faces This book is a practical guide that will help you accept things under your contro Are you looking for the pep talk of the ages Well then Calm the F ck Down by Sarah Knight will give you just that This no nonsense look at control, worrying and dealing with stress will floor you I LOVED the author s comical and mirth filled prose, I mean, the title itself gives it away right The author explains what she refers to as The Four Faces of Freaking Out as well as the flipside of these four faces This book is a practical guide that will help you accept things under your control or lack thereof as well as put you on the path to productive, helpful, and effective worrying And it s hilarious to boot Great read.I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Castle Spooktacular rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 books I ve liked all of Sarah Knight s books so far, and this one did not disappoint I like her attitude, quirkyness, and solid practical tools to help you be your best you Her books are kind of like a literary pep talk action plan to help you stay motivated, calm down, and let go of the stuff that s causing you problems I like her approach, and her series of books have been a breath of fresh air compared other self help books out there Way to go homie flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 11, 2018 Jenna rated it liked it A basic guide for managing anxiety delivered in a pithy, tongue in cheek writing style Calm the F ck Down outlines a common sense approach to dealing with everyday anxieties using problem solving strategies that examine and reframe your worries so that you can either deal with them or let them go The Question to Rule them All was an especially helpful portion of the book, easy to understand and easy for readers to start using right away Much of the book s content is dedicated to hypothetica A basic guide for managing anxiety delivered in a pithy, tongue in cheek writing style Calm the F ck Down outlines a common sense approach to dealing with everyday anxieties using problem solving strategies that examine and reframe your worries so that you can either deal with them or let them go The Question to Rule them All was an especially helpful portion of the book, easy to understand and easy for readers to start using right away Much of the book s content is dedicated to hypothetical anxiety inducing situations to help clarify her various strategies but the accompanying, heavy use of irony was distracting and hard to get through Nonetheless, Sarah Knights fans who have come to love and expect her sense of humor will enjoy the fourth book in her No F cks Given Guides flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Ashley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves cannonball read xi Best for Anyone with anxiety, anyone who tends to worry a bunch, and or anyone who can find themselves unsure of where to start when something bad happens.In a nutshell Author Sarah Knight offers a way to think about the things that keep us up at night so they don t take over our lives She is not a doctor, and isn t suggesting that people with mental health issues that amplify their tendency to worry simply need to calm the fuck down this book is for those of us who wouldn t have a diagnosis Best for Anyone with anxiety, anyone who tends to worry a bunch, and or anyone who can find themselves unsure of where to start when something bad happens.In a nutshell Author Sarah Knight offers a way to think about the things that keep us up at night so they don t take over our lives She is not a doctor, and isn t suggesting that people with mental health issues that amplify their tendency to worry simply need to calm the fuck down this book is for those of us who wouldn t have a diagnosis but still worry way than we d like to.Worth quoting Worrying is wasteful It costs you time, energy, and or money and gives you nothing useful in return Why I chose it 2019 New Year New You Just kidding I m exactly the same today as I was yesterday But one of my goals for this year is to reduce my anxiety While traveling recently, I was distracted by the following worries whether the tiny bump on my cat s lip was something horrible or just an injury from wrestling with his brother whether our flight was going to be delayed to the point of missing our connection if our cat sitter was going to lock herself out of the house, leading our cats to die of hunger or thirst whether the car reservation at our destination was properly confirmed Looking over that list, you ll see that approximately 0% of that was within my control at that moment, yet it was causing my shoulders to rise closer and closer to my ears Then I saw this book and thought yeah, I probably should calm the fuck down Review I ve read Ms Knight s other books, and while they weren t always what I was looking for, I do like her style and tone This is definitely my favorite of hers that I ve read, and I think her approach is one that could really work for me I m going to share the basics below mostly for my own information , but she doesn t such a great job of illustrating her points the tarantula story is especially clever that you should definitely not take the below as a substitute for the real thing.Okay Let s go.The overarching theme is that we should try to get to a point where we can address our worries from a point of logic, not emotion Hard to do, obviously But here are the three big points Acknowledge what has happenedAccept what you cannot controlAddress what you can controlMs Knight suggests there are four main faces your worry might take anxiety, sadness, anger, or denial she s calls it ostriching I have definitely seen my worry turn to anxiety and anger with the occasional sadness thrown in I m not much for completely ignoring problems, but I can see how that might be appealing This part is helpful if you re not aware of how you tend to act in moments, but it s not the most necessary part of the book.That comes next, with her repetition around the one question to rule them all Can I Control It And can I control it within reason Like, I can control never being the passenger in a plane crash by never flying, but that s not an option for me So, once I m in the plane, can I control whether the plane gets there Nope This point is so key, and possibly so obvious to people who don t find themselves staring at the ceiling at 3 AM because of something they said at work two weeks ago that literally no one cared about or noticed But for the rest of us, it helps to be reminded.The second part of the book really focuses on treating worries logically She asks us to take a worry and put it on a scale Highly UnlikelyPossible But Not LikelyLikelyHighly LikelyInevitableAnd then, determine the timing is it outlying, imminent, or already happening And then, can I control it From there, she offers some tips on how to let go of the things that we can t control One option is PHEW productive, helpful, and effective worrying , which is essentially taking action about certain things you can control For example, with my cat s lip, once I thought about how we could, if necessary, have a vet come to the home while the cat sitter is there and we re on vacation, I stopped being so concerned he s fine, by the way.I have generally been fairly good at coming up with solutions to my anxieties, but letting go of the ones I can t control has been challenging I think a big part has been treating every worry as equally likely and imminent, which is just absurd And this book has helped me recognize that.That said, I can always use some good tips for managing the shitstorms her word in my life, and part three of the book offers some Her principles of dealing with shit include taking stock, identifying my realistic ideal outcome, and then triaging what needs to be done first, second, etc She illustrates this section with loads of examples, which I enjoyed a lot.The final part is a choose your own adventure bit, meant to solidify all the concepts, but I didn t find it to be as helpful But others might enjoy it Keep it Donate it Toss it Keep it Definitely flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jan 09, 2019 Shawna P rated it liked it Shelves goal digger read I adored Sarah s first two books and as someone who does have severe anxiety, I needed this book like yesterday Here is a little tip for her first time readers, try and listen to the audio version I feel like it makes it better and aligned with her tone and humor There were several good points about dealing with this craptastic illness, but some of the heavier stuff death, infertility, etc is easier said than done to deal with I hate giving a less than five star review to an author wh I adored Sarah s first two books and as someone who does have severe anxiety, I needed this book like yesterday Here is a little tip for her first time readers, try and listen to the audio version I feel like it makes it better and aligned with her tone and humor There were several good points about dealing with this craptastic illness, but some of the heavier stuff death, infertility, etc is easier said than done to deal with I hate giving a less than five star review to an author whose other books I liked, but you can t win them all The main reason I felt like this one fell short was it seemed very repetitive and also focused on her other books a lot Telling readers not to rate it one star because of this and that is not going to help flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Kerrie rated it liked it review of another edition Like most self help books, there are some priceless wisdom nuggets that can benefit pretty much everybody who reads it with an open mind Those people who think they re on the right side and it s always somebody else s problem well, can you really get through to those people The rest seemed to be fluff and filler, but it was a consistent message throughout The One Question To Rule Them All is one that should guide everyone when they re about to get anxious, sad, or fly off the handle abou Like most self help books, there are some priceless wisdom nuggets that can benefit pretty much everybody who reads it with an open mind Those people who think they re on the right side and it s always somebody else s problem well, can you really get through to those people The rest seemed to be fluff and filler, but it was a consistent message throughout The One Question To Rule Them All is one that should guide everyone when they re about to get anxious, sad, or fly off the handle about anything and everything Can I control it Yes Then calm the f ck down and strategize.No THEN CALM THE F CK DOWN ANYWAY.If people can do that, then their and our blood pressure and stress levels can alllllll go down thankyouverymuch flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Kayce rated it liked it This is a 3.5 for me As the title should suggest, the language is heavy in this As a personal preference, I find excessive language distracting when I read in this case Audible But I would hardly fault the author for that she is pretty upfront about it See title This book had some great points and overall I really enjoyed the message flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Cindy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, 2019 netgalley, january 2019 Who could pass up a book with this title I personally tell myself numerous times a day that I need to calm the f ck down So it sounded perfect since I worry over everything and anything I loved the quirky writing She gives plenty of ideas and some that I have definitely already tried since reading the book Her sense of humor gives a whole new meaning on how to calm the f ck down It wasn t boring reading but there were times I just kind of skimmed over something that didn t interest me.This Who could pass up a book with this title I personally tell myself numerous times a day that I need to calm the f ck down So it sounded perfect since I worry over everything and anything I loved the quirky writing She gives plenty of ideas and some that I have definitely already tried since reading the book Her sense of humor gives a whole new meaning on how to calm the f ck down It wasn t boring reading but there were times I just kind of skimmed over something that didn t interest me.This was my first book by the author so I can t compare it to her previous books But I would like to try another one I was provided an ARC to read from the publisher and NetGalley It was my decision to read and review this book flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Julie Bookish.Intoxication rated it it was amazing review of another edition Calm The F k Down by Sarah KnightI was so kindly sent a finished copy of this book, by Hachette Australia I requested it from them because, not only does it combine dealing with anxiety and stress, something that we all can relate to, but it also sounds hilarious, which, according to me, is also what you need when reading a book about anxiety and how to deal with it.Firstly, I was a little weary about reading and reviewing a self help book But honesty time here, I have suffered from my fair s Calm The F k Down by Sarah KnightI was so kindly sent a finished copy of this book, by Hachette Australia I requested it from them because, not only does it combine dealing with anxiety and stress, something that we all can relate to, but it also sounds hilarious, which, according to me, is also what you need when reading a book about anxiety and how to deal with it.Firstly, I was a little weary about reading and reviewing a self help book But honesty time here, I have suffered from my fair share of stress and anxiety, last year alone, I had eight weeks off of work because of it So I think I am one of those people who, this book fell into their lap for a reason So off I go This book starts off by asking you three questions, three questions that you have to be honest about before you can continue, and like me, I am sure so many people answered Yes to all of them It is hard hitting this book, it makes you realise that you aren t alone That just because you are going though your own patch of anxious misery, there are people who are going through a similar thing, with some of the same thoughts as you It is both confronting and comforting.Everything Is A Tarantula this chapter speaks to me on a deep, deeeeep level Not only because I am particularly adverse to spiders But Knight has so perfectly summed up the feeling of how anxiety builds When you first see the spider you go into good ole, flight or fright, then the heart rate speeds up, sweat sets in and finally the inner monologue begins I love this comparison, and when, in my life, my tarantulas pop up, I ll know how to deal with them better.I am loving this book, I didn t expect to, but I am, it is giving me so many coping mechanisms than I expected and it is keeping it light hearted The last thing I want, as a stress headed anxiety sufferer, is a heavy, scientific word loaded, text book So this book is perfect I can t say it enough, It is such a good read I also love that this book has an index, got a particular problem Look it up and read about it Address your problem and deal with it This book covers everything, from going over embarrassing conversations in your head until you have blown them up, out of proportion to acting out what you are going to say to people, while you are in the shower knowing full well, you would never be as brave as you are in your personal pantomime.I also love the Choose Your Own Adventure section in the back of the book It gives you senarios and you choose which emotion you feel and it tells you which chapters to read, to overcome that anxiety, sadness, stress, anger or whatever other feeling you may be experiencing I think this is a great way to assess just what emotion you are feeling, as sometimes, this is the hardest part, identifying how exactly you are feeling and why.This book is a fantastic read, read it in its entirety, or read chapters as you need them, it is perfectly designed for both choices It is easy to read, easy to understand and it is fun It doesn t make you feel like an idiot for reading a self help book, it makes you feel light hearted and gives you so many ideas and things to try, when you are having a hard day I think that this is a book that everyone should have on their bookshelf, even if you only pick it up a handful of times throughout your year, that is enough I guarantee it will help you each time you pick it up and flip through is sweary and helpful pages flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Megan Dickson rated it it was ok This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Okay, so this was the first book of the best selling ever popular Sarah Knight series Overall I found her tonne funny and enjoyable but also repetitive and self centred I find it hard to judge this book because obviously people will get different things out of it depending on their levels of self awareness self development anxiety For me, this book merely reminded me of things I already knew however that in itself is useful.As a person who often overthinks things and worries over thin Okay, so this was the first book of the best selling ever popular Sarah Knight series Overall I found her tonne funny and enjoyable but also repetitive and self centred I find it hard to judge this book because obviously people will get different things out of it depending on their levels of self awareness self development anxiety For me, this book merely reminded me of things I already knew however that in itself is useful.As a person who often overthinks things and worries over things that haven t happened aren t there, I was open minded to this self help guide Although it wasn t really anything I have not heard of previously This book sort of just regurgitates it What Knight does do particular well is takes a topic that should be discussed and does it in a way that is engaging and not overly serious, which I am sure would be the first helpful step for some people suffering with mild anxiety with every day life such as finding a spider in the house que eye roll Most of the topics or examples did not relate to me, in the sense that it was straight forward and things that are described would not bother me It called life shit happens and you have to deal with it in the best way you can That is all there is to it That being said, this book was not total trash at all It encourages you to equip your mind and think rationally under stressful situations which is extremely important mind tools to gain and develop The last chapter was completely pointless and I skipped it altogether I did however feel calmer and less bothered by the little things bothering worrying me after reading this Because, f it right Life is too short to spend your time, energy and or money on things you can t change or control And if you are able to change something work out what to do based on the ideally outcome for you and rationally options.There are some things you can t control in life and as you can t change the things out of your control, there is no point worrying about them This is the underlying message in the book and something I learnt a long time ago The only thing you can ever control is yourself and your actions and knowing this certainly takes a huge amount of pressure and stress off your shoulders So stop worrying about someone else because all you can control is yourself, your thoughts and your actions.Main lessons You should only spend time, energy and money on things you care about from activities and appointments to friends and family.Worrying is wasteful It costs you time, energy and money and gives you nothing useful in return.Take some f ing responsibility for your life Stop blaming the world for your misfortune because if you do that you will be blinded, constantly miserable and never make the most of your life It is what you make it, and you are put on this planet to thrive not survive How likely is what you are worrying about to actually happen Is this a priority for me right now Should I be wasting my time, energy and or money on this right now I would to see Knight do a book on building self esteem flag Like see review View 2 comments Jan 12, 2019 Jo Ann Duff Duffy The Writer rated it it was amazing review of another edition Ever Just Want To Calm The F k Down For A Minute Author Sarah Knight showed me how to Get Your Sh t Together in 2017 and I ve been a fan of her anti guru mantras and tricks to living a better life ever since.There are whole bookshelves dedicated to sweary self help books, and it seems to be a growing trend, and whilst they can at first glance all seem the same Knight stands out as the OG of blasphemous books to help you get the most out of your life.Calm The F ck Down is a guide to taking back Ever Just Want To Calm The F k Down For A Minute Author Sarah Knight showed me how to Get Your Sh t Together in 2017 and I ve been a fan of her anti guru mantras and tricks to living a better life ever since.There are whole bookshelves dedicated to sweary self help books, and it seems to be a growing trend, and whilst they can at first glance all seem the same Knight stands out as the OG of blasphemous books to help you get the most out of your life.Calm The F ck Down is a guide to taking back control when you feel life and crappy situations escalate and become chaotic It s a fun read and Knight demonstrates some great tips and plans which will help you to take a breath and not only manage any disastrous situation without looking like an utter lunatic but also how to manage feelings of anxiety which often brew and take over in stressful or unexpected situations.I particularly resonated with Knight s tarantula analogy As someone who suffers from severe arachnophobia, this may sound odd but stay with me for a minute Knight describes those 4am worrisome times when you are lying wide awake in bed while your worries and anxieties hide in dark corners like a big hairy tarantula.Yep, I said TarantulaIt s unlikely that there really is a big tarantula in your room, but what if there is How will you get rid of it Is your house insurance up to date to be able to burn the house down Does it have babies How many babies Are they under my bed unseen That s what your 4am worries are Unseen, unlikely and there s not a whole lot you can do about them at 4am in the dark This is where Knight comes to the rescue with a plan to get you some sleep and deal with issues as and when they arrive.The back of the book is a quirky touch Real life not so nice examples of situations with choose your own adventure choices Pretty funny to read and honestly select what I would really do, which ended up most of the time being the wrong, anxiety driven adventure But, it demonstrated the tendencies I have and the ways in which outcomes can be so much better for me and less draining on my time and sleep patterns if I just took the time to Calm The F k Down.Who Should Read Calm The F k Down I thoroughly recommend Calm The F k Down to anyone who s looking for a tranquil and positive 2019 maybe a few world leaders could benefit from a copy Most of us need a little reminder now and again to keep calm and address situations as, when and if they arrive flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Steph rated it it was amazing I think this is my favourite of the NFFGs so far Firstly, the title and then the blurb immediately spoke to me as someone who s always struggled with anxiety And I have a tendency to make fun of myself and use a lot of sarcasm, so Knight s sense of humour and tongue in cheek writing style appeals to me a lot Did this book help me calm the f ck down A little, actually I ve managed to catch myself getting capital A Anxious a few times since reading it, and by busting out the handy probometer I think this is my favourite of the NFFGs so far Firstly, the title and then the blurb immediately spoke to me as someone who s always struggled with anxiety And I have a tendency to make fun of myself and use a lot of sarcasm, so Knight s sense of humour and tongue in cheek writing style appeals to me a lot Did this book help me calm the f ck down A little, actually I ve managed to catch myself getting capital A Anxious a few times since reading it, and by busting out the handy probometer I ve managed to get a little logical about it Still felt anxious, but in a slightly calm way Even the Deal With It section, which I didn t initially think would be all that helpful seeing I get anxious about stuff that hasn t happened rather than stuff that has, has actually proven somewhat useful Perhaps not so much with capital A Anxiety, but definitely lowercase a anxiety general stress frustration.My absolute favourite thing about this book is that it didn t tell me to take up meditation, exercise , practice deep breathing, or any of those other things that come up within five seconds of googling anxiety or talking to a therapist Been there, done that, still anxious So it was incredibly refreshing to read a book that didn t try to tell me what I already know, but instead shared what has worked for a fellow anxiety sufferer who s been pretty damn successful despite her own struggles It definitely won t cure your anxiety, but it doesn t pretend to Knight full advocates seeking professional help and if needed, pharmaceutical treatment But it will give you some surprisingly simple and effective tools for at least slightly calming the f ck down, and will give you plenty of laughs with ridiculous metaphors and stories about Star Trek conventions flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Jade Wright rated it liked it review of another edition I ve always been a fan of self help books Some of my favorites are The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck More often than not though, I find self help books to be by quite condescending, arrogant twits.Calm the F k Down A No F cks Given Guide by Sarah Knight was sent to me by Hachette Australia and appealed to me because lets face it I need to Calm the F k Down with a lot in my life I need to stop letting anxiety control me 2019 is my year of fig I ve always been a fan of self help books Some of my favorites are The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck More often than not though, I find self help books to be by quite condescending, arrogant twits.Calm the F k Down A No F cks Given Guide by Sarah Knight was sent to me by Hachette Australia and appealed to me because lets face it I need to Calm the F k Down with a lot in my life I need to stop letting anxiety control me 2019 is my year of fighting back and winning against mental health.I only just finished this book so it is hard to review it without implementing into my life the tactics Knight offers us I will say this book was refreshing and truthful I found it MUCH easier to stomach than something like Rachel Hollis s GIRL WASH YOUR FACE I m definitely interested in reading from this author as unlike other self help books I ve read over the past few years, I actually found a connection with this one not just because of the blasphemous title either Was it groundbreaking No But I enjoyed it and found it insightful throughout Honestly, I m not sure I m ever going to find a self help book that matches up to Eckhart Tolle and M Scott Peck s books I read their novels MANY years ago and they have stuck with me through thick and thin I feel Sarah Knight s book was close to having a big impact on my life but it also felt slightly rushed This is her 4th book in the series which you don t need to read chronologically I guess a part of me felt like perhaps this was a quick book churned out for sales While the basis of it is good, I think it could have been better and even powerful flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Shannon Rochester rated it really liked it Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this book If I am being honest, I chose it based on the name alone I really had no idea what it was about and I had never heard of the other books I know, I must have been living in a closet, right As I myself was diagnosed with generalized anxiety a few years ago, I found this even better than I assumed it would be I was recommending it on facebook before I was even a quarter of the way through I LOVED this book We all need someone like Sarah Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this book If I am being honest, I chose it based on the name alone I really had no idea what it was about and I had never heard of the other books I know, I must have been living in a closet, right As I myself was diagnosed with generalized anxiety a few years ago, I found this even better than I assumed it would be I was recommending it on facebook before I was even a quarter of the way through I LOVED this book We all need someone like Sarah in our lives to call us on our bullshit There are so many things in life that we freak out about and we have absolutely no way to do anything about itso WHY are we having a panic attack about it at all Hearing her describe the scenarios and having her question our reaction to them really puts it into perspective Now, can I keep all of that in my head the next time things happen No idea, but I was sure able to get some belly laughs out of this one I would 100% recommend this book to anybody, even if they don t have anxiety flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Stacey rated it it was amazing Shelves books i own, netgalley, kindle docs, purple kindle Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review I didn t think there could be a self help book better than The Life Changing Magic of not giving a F but I believe Calm the F Down will be even life changing for me As I ve been reading this book I ve been putting the principles into practice and it has literally been life changing I am a very anxious stressed out person that should buy stock in ostriching read the book to find out what I m talking about , and this bo Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review I didn t think there could be a self help book better than The Life Changing Magic of not giving a F but I believe Calm the F Down will be even life changing for me As I ve been reading this book I ve been putting the principles into practice and it has literally been life changing I am a very anxious stressed out person that should buy stock in ostriching read the book to find out what I m talking about , and this book gave me an easy way to deal with this Not to mention Sarah does a fantastic job at writing thoroughly entertaining and engaging self help with laugh out loud humor sprinkled into the mix.If you or someone you know has issues with anxiety, stress, and or freaking out then this is the holy grail of books I d go as far as to say this should be taught in high school and or college If you are still reading this review then you should probably just buy the book already flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Tonya rated it it was ok This was ok Honestly, I would ve given her credit if she hadn t used this platform that I paid for to hear about how to deal with anxiety to spout her political views I don t give a happy crap who you vote for or how you feel about global warming What does it have to do with anxiety If I wanted to hear someone bitch about the President who I m not a big fan of either, BTW , among many other hot topics , I would ve read Hillary s book But, I digress Having spent many yea This was ok Honestly, I would ve given her credit if she hadn t used this platform that I paid for to hear about how to deal with anxiety to spout her political views I don t give a happy crap who you vote for or how you feel about global warming What does it have to do with anxiety If I wanted to hear someone bitch about the President who I m not a big fan of either, BTW , among many other hot topics , I would ve read Hillary s book But, I digress Having spent many years around the mental substance abuse world as an employee , I ve heard you are responsible for your thoughts, feelings, actions the Serenity Prayer times than I can count This book is basically that While it may be an ok approach for someone, like me, who worries about shit like, Why didn t friend A include me in brunch with the rest of our squad I don t think it sound advice for someone who has a true, diagnosed anxiety disorder flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Steve rated it it was amazing Practical advice to fight anxiety, wrapped up in humor and sarcasmThis is the first of the No F cks Given Guides I ve read and I loved it Author Sarah Knight is very blunt sometimes to the point of it seeming forced or insincere , and gives realistic scenarios I found her advice common sense and practical I tested some of it myself when I felt anxious today She shows a great sense of humor and uses generous amounts of sarcasm And read the footnotes they re great Importantly, she is clea Practical advice to fight anxiety, wrapped up in humor and sarcasmThis is the first of the No F cks Given Guides I ve read and I loved it Author Sarah Knight is very blunt sometimes to the point of it seeming forced or insincere , and gives realistic scenarios I found her advice common sense and practical I tested some of it myself when I felt anxious today She shows a great sense of humor and uses generous amounts of sarcasm And read the footnotes they re great Importantly, she is clear that she is not a healthcare professional and that there is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking out the help of a professional She also never pill shames as she realizes that for many people, this is necessary I recommend this book for anyone who is frequently anxious Disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley for review purposes flag Like see review Nov 19, 2018 Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves library This book was received as an ARC from Little, Brown and Company in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own I am a huge fan of Sarah s book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and fell in love with her technique of letting go of anxiety so I knew what I was in for reading Calm the F ck Down Sarah throughout the book reminds you that every situation always has two sides and it is up to us which side to see Myself along with a This book was received as an ARC from Little, Brown and Company in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own I am a huge fan of Sarah s book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and fell in love with her technique of letting go of anxiety so I knew what I was in for reading Calm the F ck Down Sarah throughout the book reminds you that every situation always has two sides and it is up to us which side to see Myself along with a lot of our community has gone through suffering of anxiety and needed a book like this to put our thoughts into perspective It is also easy to relate to Sarah and the approach she has taken throughout this book and it is a give that many will connect to this book.This book will definitely have a home in our Self Help section of the library That is why we give this book 5 stars flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it I have read a couple books by this author She gives good advice in an unconventional manner.The chapters include So you re freaking out acknowledge the real problem and rein in your reaction Calm the f ck down identify what you can control, accept what you can t and let that sh t go Deal with it address what you can control Choose your adventure when sh t happens, how will you calm the f ck down and deal with it There are lots of examples ranging from what should could be considered mi I have read a couple books by this author She gives good advice in an unconventional manner.The chapters include So you re freaking out acknowledge the real problem and rein in your reaction Calm the f ck down identify what you can control, accept what you can t and let that sh t go Deal with it address what you can control Choose your adventure when sh t happens, how will you calm the f ck down and deal with it There are lots of examples ranging from what should could be considered minor to extreme and suggestions on how to deal with them.I liked the writing style It is amusing and sarcastic Yes, there is a lot of swearing but you figured that out by the title, right Blog review post flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 shallwerolltwoones rated it it was amazing I picked this book up for light travel reading on a trip that ended up never happening due to my own anxiety, and through Sarah Knight s witty humour and no bullsh t approach I learnt a lot about how easy it really can be to deal with even the worst of freakouts Neatly broken down into bite sized chunks, this book has even changed my view on flowcharts Who knew they could actually be almost fun It effectively simplifies an otherwise extremely complex mental illness without ever belittling I picked this book up for light travel reading on a trip that ended up never happening due to my own anxiety, and through Sarah Knight s witty humour and no bullsh t approach I learnt a lot about how easy it really can be to deal with even the worst of freakouts Neatly broken down into bite sized chunks, this book has even changed my view on flowcharts Who knew they could actually be almost fun It effectively simplifies an otherwise extremely complex mental illness without ever belittling it, and somehow manages to be hilarious along the way.Hands down one of my favourite books, and it allows for a shift in perspective that a lot of people could probably benefit from flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Annaliese rated it really liked it Firstly, I have never read a No Fucks Given Guide So, when I picked up this text I had no idea what to expect other than hoping it would help me clear my head a little It did just that, or in the least, has granted me some tools and the knowledge to not freak out immediately but rather access the situation rationally What had surprised me about this text, and instantly had me loving it, was Knight s consistent and hilarious references They were engaging and helpful in expanding the stressors Firstly, I have never read a No Fucks Given Guide So, when I picked up this text I had no idea what to expect other than hoping it would help me clear my head a little It did just that, or in the least, has granted me some tools and the knowledge to not freak out immediately but rather access the situation rationally What had surprised me about this text, and instantly had me loving it, was Knight s consistent and hilarious references They were engaging and helpful in expanding the stressors in one s mind She made her book relatable, even when discussing things that might not have related directly to the reader It was easy to understand and therefore easily assistive flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves nonfiction, own ed paperback hardcover Do you have anxiety and an inappropriate sense of humor Then this book is for you Honestly, I can t recommend this book enough As someone who has dealt with anxiety since early childhood, this book was wonderful Everything is tarantulas is a phrase I can understand thanks to my mind numbing fear of spiders I appreciate how Knight goes through various realistic and unrealistic situations and how to handle them I d like to make myself a bracelet that reads Can I control it and wear it Do you have anxiety and an inappropriate sense of humor Then this book is for you Honestly, I can t recommend this book enough As someone who has dealt with anxiety since early childhood, this book was wonderful Everything is tarantulas is a phrase I can understand thanks to my mind numbing fear of spiders I appreciate how Knight goes through various realistic and unrealistic situations and how to handle them I d like to make myself a bracelet that reads Can I control it and wear it constantly Please read this if you want humorous but helpful advice on how to put yourself through less stress 4 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    1. I don t normally read self help books, but this title just spoke to me Because those who know me, will tell you that s how I talk And I definitely suffer from anxiety, so why not give it a try As you would expect from the title, the author s style is very flippant But that doesn t mean she doesn t have some good points As she says in the Author s Note, this is basically an extended Serenity Prayer change what you can, accept what you can t and be wise enough to know the difference Will he I don [...]


    2. Calm the F ck Down How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life is another great self help book from my favorite self help guru and goddess, Sarah Knight What is always most refreshing about her books is the way in which she offers encouragement with humor, whit, and raw honesty There is never any judgment or room for remorse but instead, her books offer solace and a calm quiet voice in midst of the sh t storm of life As I ente Calm [...]


    3. Special thanks to Sarah Knight and Little Brown and Company for providing me with this book for free I m not into Self Help as genre, I don t understand its purpose So why did I read this book Because it was free and because I ve been feeling a little stress and anxiety then usual Calm The F ck Down is book 4 of Sarah Knight s No F cks Given Guide, but I had never even heard of her A quick Google search told me that she s kind of a big deal Like most self help guides Calm the F ck D Special tha [...]


    4. Self help books start at a severe deficit in that they aren t very helpful Yet the fact that we think there s a book out there that can cure our generalized anxiety, or help us shed those last 10 lbs for good, or make us rich, keeps the genre going never mind that if books could save us from ourselves, this country wouldn t be the fat, nervous, broke mess that it is But if you have to read a self help book, you could do far less than the latest in Sarah Knight s f ck series.The author has a Self [...]


    5. Woe is me It didn t end up being as helpful as I hoped it would for a few specific reasons that might have to do with my personal brand of anxiety differing from the author s I m still deciding on a final rating RTC


    6. Sarah Knight has a knack of letting you know you need to get your head out of your ass and get a grip on your life and how you handle what you can t control Yes, it s quirky and funny in her descriptions of how to do just that but it also makes you pause and think about how you can make some legit changes And how to CALM THE FUCK DOWN Thanks to Little Brown for this early copy


    7. I must say, 2019 is not off to a great start The I thought about the last book I reviewed, the angrier I got, and this one is likely to be the same A few years ago, I listened to Knight s Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck and I liked it funny, relevant, some good ideas So, with anxiety about the new school year growing, I thought Calm the F ck Down would at least provide a laugh Nope Wrong.Knight s narration was annoying and self involved please give me 5 stars e.g He I must say, 2019 is [...]


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