Drive Your Own Darn Bus!
How to Get Mentally Strong and into the Driver's Seat of Your Life
by Julia Kristina
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 8 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2022
Watkins, Watkins Publishing
This book is the ultimate guide to getting emotionally strong, guiding you in taking responsibility for your own wellbeing and not letting others control your thoughts and emotions. Written in the trademark down-to-earth, direct, humorous and warm style that has made counsellor Julia Kristina so popular online, this book arms its readers with the skills to take over the steering wheel in their own lives, no matter what challenges they face.
Julia takes you through the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that hold us back, from perfectionism and fear of failure, to anxiety and guilt, to people pleasing, self-sabotage and taking things too personally. In each case she provides easy-to-use and super effective tools for emotional self-mastery that she has road tested in her coaching and counselling, and in her own life. For example, use the Thought Ladder to disrupt your negative thoughts and beliefs. Instead of telling yourself to stop thinking "I am totally crap" and just think "I am great", Julia shows you how to incrementally challenge and undo the original negative thought and reframe it through a series of steps - like rungs of a ladder. Another example is the STOPP Process: a 5-step method that allows you to identify, separate from and process/take positive action on a difficult emotion that is occurring.
Always rooted in real life, highly achievable and based in the author's understanding of human psychology, Julia's tools and techniques really will help you break through whatever it is you think is holding you back.
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Average rating from 11 members
A self help guide to being emotionally strong and not letting other people control your thoughts and feelings. The author is a qualified therapist. I would recommend this book as one of the best self help books I have read for some time. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book.
As someone who can struggle at times with overthinking which in turn can hold me back from making decisions, I thought this book would be great for me to read!,
I wasn’t disappointed, covering coping strategies (STOPP) and how to stop letting others control our thoughts and feelings, it was a fresh approach for me.
Thanks to Watkins publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to get my hands on this in return for an honest review.