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A No F*cks Given Guide

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Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight is a self-help book that aims to help readers organize their life and achieve their goals. It offers practical tips and tools for overcoming procrastination, managing time, and eliminating excuses to increase productivity and happiness.

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    Get your shit together by allocating time to achieve realistic goals.

    What’s standing in the way of you achieving your goals and being happy? When we’re challenged to get our proverbial shit together, our response is often “I just don’t know where to begin.” If this sounds familiar, then the first step toward getting your shit together is to consider exactly what your goals are, and when you plan to achieve them.

    It’s crucial to be realistic about what you hope to achieve, but many of us set the bar too high when it comes to our goals.

    This is problematic because we can’t become winners if we’re constantly holding ourselves to unrealistic standards. Our body goals are a perfect example. If you’re a normal person whose goal is to get in shape and lose some weight, it’s a tad unrealistic to strive to look like gorgeous fitness model Kate Upton. Most likely, you simply don’t have her body type.

    So setting a goal of looking like her would be akin to aiming for an unreachable finish line. How discouraging is that? So discouraging, in fact, that it might be enough to make you quit the gym altogether, sit on your couch and mainline cookies rather than working out.

    Therefore, get your shit together by ditching your unrealistic goals. Get on track by aiming for realistic progress that will make a difference to your actual life, like losing a few pounds of weight. In other words, don’t set goals based on other people’s measurements – measurements you’re unlikely to match.

    Another key step to getting your shit together is to establish a better relationship with time.

    If you feel as if you don’t have enough time to meet your goals, you probably have bad time-management skills. Combat this problem by gaining a better understanding of how you actually spend your time. You can do this by timing how long it takes you to fulfill routine tasks, such as having a shower or working out at the gym. Then, use this knowledge to create a realistic weekly schedule that contains all the things you want to do but never seem to have time for, such as learning a new skill. It really is that simple to start getting your shit together.

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    What is Get Your Sh*t Together about?

    Get Your Sh*t Together (2016) is a frank and practical guide to sorting your life out. From dealing with anxiety to exercise regimens, from your relationship to your career, these blinks will help you achieve your goals and get more out of your life.

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    Get Your Sh*t Together (2016) is a book that offers practical advice on how to organize and prioritize your life. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides concrete strategies for getting your life in order, making it a valuable resource for anyone feeling overwhelmed or unproductive.
    • The book's humor and relatable examples make it engaging and enjoyable to read, ensuring that you won't be bored while learning how to get your sh*t together.
    • With its no-nonsense approach to tackling life's challenges, it empowers readers to take control of their lives and make positive changes.

    Who should read Get Your Sh*t Together?

    • Anyone struggling to achieve their goals
    • Those looking for help with time management
    • People struggling with stress and anxiety

    About the Author

    Sarah Knight is an editor and writer who previously spent 15 years working in the publishing industry in New York, editing bestselling authors such as Chris Cleave and Gillian Flynn. Knight’s TEDx Talk, “The Magic of Not Giving A F***” has been viewed over two million times.

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    What is the main message of Get Your Sh*t Together?

    The main message of Get Your Sh*t Together is to take control of your life and make changes to achieve your goals.

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    Get Your Sh*t Together is a worthwhile read as it offers practical advice and motivation to get organized and improve your life.

    Who is the author of Get Your Sh*t Together?

    The author of Get Your Sh*t Together is Sarah Knight.

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