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Liberation from Others' Expectations

From the Show: HER
Summary: It's time to let go of the shame and guilt of taking on too many obligations.
Air Date: 5/11/17
Duration: 27:20
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Sarah Knight, Author
Sarah KnightSarah Knight is the internationally-bestselling author of two humorous self-help books: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck and Get Your Shit Together. 

After 15 years as a book editor with major publishing houses in New York City, she quit her job to go freelance and moved to the Dominican Republic, where she lives with her husband and many, many lizards.
  • Book Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck and Get Your Shit Together
  • Guest Twitter Account: @mcsnugz
Liberation from Others' Expectations
Self-help books are everywhere. Trying to decide which advice to follow can make life more stressful. How can you succeed at everything, including self-care?

Maybe you’d be happier if you did less.

It might be time for mental decluttering. Ditch the obligations. Say "so long" to the feelings of guilt and shame. Eliminate what you don’t really care about so you can focus on the things that are important to you.

Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, organize what you have left. Invest your resources in activities you enjoy.

Also, be honest and polite about what you will and will not do. You aren’t responsible for pleasing everyone with your actions. Focus on your own behavior. You have the right to pursue what brings you joy.

If you have a hard time turning down invitations that don’t work for you, respond quickly and politely. There’s no need to tell your friend you won’t attend her party because her boyfriend is a jerk. Don’t say yes to obligations just to keep other people happy.

Listen as Sarah Knight joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share how you can stop giving a hoot about nonsense and start enjoying your life.

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