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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women | BOOK REVIEW

Inspirational essays written by inspirational women of our time - one to read when you need a pick-me-up.

Can I firstly just say, I am very happy that I received this book from Penguin for review; it's probably one of those books that I would highly recommend to each and every women. 

A bit of background info - 

Life Lessons from Remarkable women began as a fifteen minute series by Stylist magazine, where inspirational women would speak and impart a bit of wisdom on the world. It was very successful so they thought, why not document all the lessons in a book? I mean, what a great idea! I personally had not heard of this series before seeing the book, so I'm very glad they did so more people could find out about it. 

Why I love it

The book is full of 25 short essays from 25 women, like Bobbi Brown saying it's okay to leave something and start anew; Katie Piper reminding us that everyone can learn to be confident and Clara Amfo who says we should all be our own best friend. 

It was the first essay by Lisa Smosarski, Editor in Chief of Stylist that really resonated with me. 

Lisa explains how when she first had a child, she tried to be the perfect Mum, the perfect housewife and the perfect career woman but she quickly learnt that it simply isn't possible; it's all about compromise. There may be people who look like they have the perfect career but they're probably compromising something; maybe not seeing their family as much; something has to give somewhere. 

It's not possible to be perfect in all aspects of your life. You can have it all but something has got to give somewhere!

This struck a chord with me as I quite frequently try to be perfect in too many parts of my life now that i've become a full-time blogger. I'm always trying to have the house as spotless as I can; cook the best evening meals; churn out the best content as is possible; be present on social media; keep up with family and friends; spend time with Fabio in the evenings, but it's really not possible. I have started to become tired and when you're tired, you're not really enjoying life as it's meant to be enjoyed! 

I've decided that I'm going to stop trying to be perfect; stop trying to have it all and just let life flow, enjoying every second that I have. That's all that matters. 

I'm very grateful that I get to do this full-time therefore I should take the time to take a step back every now then, just to see how far I've come. And not stress about the fact I didn't get 2000 blog views that month. Life's too short. 

If you'd like to become inspired like me, Life Lessons from Remarkable Women, published by Penguin is available on the 1st March. You can buy a hardcover edition on Amazon UK* for £6.79.

*This is an affiliate link, meaning I'll receive a small profit if you buy from it.

This book was sent to me by Penguin UK for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

Do you have any life lessons you can impart on readers? Let me know in the comments! 


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