Today you are You!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive
who is You-er than You!
~ Dr. Seuss
you do you by Sarah Knight is about accepting everything about yourself (yes, even the flaws) and living your life in an empowering way. It’s also about living life how YOU want to, not how anybody else wants you to or how you think society wants you to. This book reminds you to be yourself and how to take steps on how to be empowered by everything that makes you YOU.
“THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU” (5-6).
There’s a reason the above quote is in all caps: it takes up an entire two pages in the book and it’s a huge part in accepting yourself for who you are!
“Because all of the qualities–yes, even the flaws–that make you, YOU, also make you interesting, capable, and powerful in your own way. You just need to own them” (11).
“Stand up for who ou are and what you want. Stop letting other people tell you what to do, how to do it, or why it can’t be done. Living life on your own terms” (12).
Part I: YOU ARE HERE: An orientation exercise
“The biggest obstacle to doing you is doing things just because that’s how everyone else does them, or because it’s the way those things have always been done” (21).
“Your problem is that you feel like it’s not okay to be that person and want those things” (29).
“Re-establish your relationship to yourself and to the rest of the world” (31).
“What do you want, need, and deserve from life?” (33)
“What do I owe myself? What do I owe others?” (43)
The questions above are important to consider when embarking on this journey of “you doing you” because if you don’t know the answers to these questions, it’s going to be that much harder.
Mental Redecorating (46-47)
- Helps you emphasize (or de-emphasize) what’s already there
- Identify your weaknesses
- Refresh the way you look at or deal with them by recasting your weaknesses as strengths
Mental Redecorating is difficult especially because it might be foreign to you, but it’s another important practice to partake in to accept that you are who you are.
You do you! I hope you enjoyed this post and will read the following you do you posts that could help you to live your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤
Knight, S. (2017). You do you: How to be who you are and use what you’ve got to get what you want. New York, NY: Hachette Book Group
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