Worry, embarrassment, and regret can have a toxic effect on your self-esteem, moods, relationships, general outlook on life, and your true potential.
Overcome these feelings fast with the New York Times best-selling book Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret: 3 Steps to Happiness.
The result of 15 years of research around the world, Dr. Jennifer Alison has produced a simple-to-understand book full of practical advice to turn around your life today.
Here's a preview of what you'll learn when you buy this book:
Understanding worry and how to defeat it
Body, mind and behavior
Dealing with the worries in your life today
The light bulb moment!
Let go of worry and restart your life today!
Five steps to free yourself from worry
Dealing with embarrassment, guilt and social anxiety
Realign shameful feelings
Letting go of embarrassment
Moving on from regrets
The most important list you will ever hear
Six steps to a positive life
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I liked the fact that it was so practical. It offers real life solutions to real life problems. It was a reminder for me to let go of things in the past and just face the new days as they come. One thing I did after reading the book was go sign up for salsa classes. One of my worst memories was falling in High school during a group dancing class, I really want to replace it with happier memories.
Sorrel Brigman's performance was very natural and professional. Great job.
Yes it was. I actually finished it in two long stretches that were interrupted by a phone call. Even while taking notes, it was fun to listen to.
One thing I learnt from the book is not to be so hard on myself when I make mistakes. Loving myself more takes effort. I didn't grow up being ok with average and I guess now, I have to accept that I can't control everything in my life at work and also accept that I have done my best. Regret is toxic and when it stays in the mind too much, it affects our confidence. This book was a breath of fresh air and I can safely say I will try as many tips as possible from this book and improve my life. You should listen to this. It's going to change your life.
- Avid Reader.
Get out of your own head
No. I love the way the author punctuated every major point with a quote from a notable personality though.
The section about staying in the moment is one I found very helpful. I tend to worry about things I can’t control and try to achieve perfection. You cannot control everything and it’s ok. Also, the book also stressed the importance of living for yourself, being yourself and keeping away from comparing yourself to other. I used to embarrass my best friend through high school without meaning to because her parents kept comparing us and judging her based on the things I did. I felt guilty for making her feel bad and it caused a few awkward moments.
I remember the first time I had to do a public debate. It was for a French class. Even though I was well prepared, I got on stage and froze up. I didn’t stop feeling embarrassed subconsciously till I gave a valedictorian speech and got a standing ovation. A significant change in temperament occurred because every time I was worried about facing a crowd, I found myself replaying the French debacle repeatedly. Until I came full circle with another awesome speech, I didn’t have a new image to replay. The book was very right in that until we identified the underlying thoughts behind our worries and embarrassments, we would keep dwelling in the past.
I’m my own worst critic. Even when everyone says I did a good job, I can’t stop myself from feeling like I could have done better. I appreciate that the author took time to break down these real-life situations and helped me better understand that I am master of my own destiny and the future is less scary when we let go of the past and stop regretting our decisions.
Who we are is the product of all our decisions, both good and bad and until you let go of clichés and socially acceptable concepts, then can you fulfil your own potential without the burdens of worry, embarrassment and regret holding you back.
This is a very helpful and practical guide for dealing with serious issues that bothers most people. I wholly recommend it to everyone.
- Ava M.