Alright, let me start off by saying I’m not an Extremely Busy Woman. But the Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide To Self Care spoke to me, because even though I’m not extremely busy, I didn’t know how to incorporate self care.

This book was gifted to me by the publisher via Netgalleyt. I requested it because of the title and the fun cover (which is a little less fun on my e-reader because it’s black and white). I also really like self help books, and I’m trying to read a non-fiction every month this year. All in all, it was the perfect time to read it.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads: You’re probably doing a lot–taking care of your family, killing it at your job, volunteering, organizing, scheduling, delegating. At the end of all of that, do you have any time or energy left to take care of the most important person: you?

Self-care movement leader Suzanne Falter gets it. In fact, she lived the life that every woman today feels expected to lead; chasing career goals while balancing the commitment of raising a family. But after facing an unthinkable tragedy, Suzanne transformed her identity as a stressed-out workaholic to find her way back to wholeness and balance. In The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care, Suzanne shares simple, bite-sized suggestions to help you ease onto the path of effective self-care in a way that feels doable rather than demanding.

The road to soothing self-care is right in front of you–all you have to do is say yes to the journey and take the first step.

Publication date: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks

My thoughts on The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide To Self Care

Like I said, I’m not an extremely busy woman. But I still got some insights from this book that I can do and plan on doing.

This book had a great combination of insights, personal stories and exercises. Exercises? Yes, there are some exercises in this book that can help you figure out how to better take care of yourself. To have the best experience with this book so I felt right to write this review, I did all the exercises. And while sometimes a little annoying and difficult (not every exercise is for everyone), it was helpful.

I think though that this book could’ve been written in 100 pages instead of 300. There’s a lot of repetition, within the book but also with other books. It doesn’t really give me any new insights, just old ones that I know I still have to do.

So while the material in itself wasn’t new, the added exercises were something new for me. And like always, I felt some sort of energy going through me that I need to change and I need to do it now. I like that in a self-help book.

Final rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Have you read this book? Or any self-help book? Which one is your favorite?