The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F___ by Sarah Knight

Since I do things in a backwards, non-sensical order, I actually read this book after Get Your S*** Together and LOVED it! This book really is life-changing, and I hope you find the selected quotes transformational on your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤

“If you’re like me, you’ve been giving too many [f’s] about too many things for too long. You’re overextended and overburdened by life. Stressed out, anxious, maybe even panic-stricken about your commitments. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a [F___] is for all of us who work too much, play too little, and never have enough time to devote to the people and things that truly make us happy” (3).


The “NotSorry Method” (11)

  1. Deciding what you don’t give a [f] about
  2. Not giving a [f] about those things


“You have no control over what other people think” (26).

“When it comes to how your [f]-giving affects other people, all you can control is your behavior with regard to their feelings, not their opinions” (26).


“You can sidestep the prospect of hurt feelings entirely when you view your conflict through the lens of simple, emotionless opinion” (31).


“It may take a little getting used to, but you must stop giving a [f] about what other people think” (34).


“Step 1 begins with taking inventory of your mental space so you can sort all the [f’s] being demanded of you into those that annoy and those that bring joy. Then you can decide to give or not give them accordingly” (45).


[F]our Categories of Potential [F]-Giving:

  1. Things
  2. Work
  3. Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers
  4. Family



“[R]emember that you should only give a [f] about things you can control, and no [f’s] about things you can’t” (61).


“Personal policies are an excellent way to conserve your [f’s] swiftly, efficiently, and with an extremely low risk of hurt feelings” (85).


“Not giving a [f]–and reserving your [f’s] for what’s really important to you–is an evolving process” (97).


“Once your feel guilty, you have already failed at not giving a [f]” (102).


“Time, energy, and money are the things you gain by ceasing to give a [f]. And it’s extremely useful to keep them foremost in your mind when gearing up to take Step 2” (125).


“It is important not to confuse this unfamiliar feelings of freedom with feelings of regret or shame” (135).


“Say to yourself, It’s just not worth it, and move on” (181).


[T]hings About Which You Should Probably Be Giving More [F’s]

  1. Traveling
  2. Taking better care of your health
  3. Learning another language
  4. Planning for retirement
  5. Mastering an awesome party trick



You do you

“You can take or leave my suggestions” (187).





Knight, Sarah. The life-Changing magic of not giving a f**k: how to stop spending time you dont have doing things you dont want to do with people you dont like. Hachette , 2015.

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