How much I want to read more: 5/10

I like the topic, and the table of contents, but it seems to me the author is superficial. I prefer to read books of reference, which sounds more profound than the "here and there" information she gathered and expose in a "funky way".


Preface

when my cage was shaken, I have gotten back up again.
How?
By developing and practicing the habits described in this book.

You will see who you are and how you show up for yourself
When you start to enact these healthy habits, you will unleash your unique power. Power for most of us means being super successful at whatever we are focused on—our work, our parenting, our relationships, our role as citizens.

[quote, Darren Hardy]
“You will never change your life until you change someFthing you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

Introduction | The Shoulds and the Oughts:Why They Don’t Serve You

I should walk the dog three times a day.
I should clean my fridge.
I should learn to speak Italian.
I should bake bread from scratch for my kids.
I should read the sci-fi novel my cousin lent me.
I should drink less coffee.
I should buy new underwear.
I should clean the gutters, fix the muffler on my car, trim the hedge, call my mother more, take a painting class, learn engineering, stop killing spiders, discontinue using white flour, and hire a housekeeper. I should, I should, I should…

What Do I Mean by the “Shoulds”?

The “shoulds” are those feelings that can take over your thoughts—the inner critic.
They tell you how you should look, feel, and behave. They tell you what you should want and what your life should be like. Often, these feelings are associated with societal norms or media-portrayed images.

not only should I not “should” on myself, I shouldn’t “should” on my friends (or family)!
Shoulding on other people doesn’t usually go so well. How about finding three things that person does for you that you can be grateful about?!

Creating a happy, joyful life of ease is really about creating a framework that cultivates freedom. Releasing you from the “oughts” and “shoulds” is a good start.