What You Do You by Sarah Knight taught me

What 'You Do You' by Sarah Knight taught me

I have to admit, I’m not really one for self-help books. Not in the traditional sense anyway. But when The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck came out, I got on board. And let it subtly change my life. Even now, I credit that book for helping me give less f*cks about things that don’t really matter to me. And helping me save my time and energy for the things that do. So when I saw that a third one had been released, You Do You by Sarah KnightI was in.

With her first book, Sarah Knight became our favourite anti-guru by unleashing the power of saying no. In her second book, Get Your Sh*t Together, she helps us to prioritise the sh*t that you need and want to do. So you can achieve your hopes and dreams. And in You Do You, Sarah helps you to just be yourself and ignore society’s expectations of who you should be.

Which is something I think we can all relate to! Instead of leaning into who we are, we seem to fight it and listen far too closely to what society tells us. But You Do You helps to shake off those expectations. And help you start looking out for one and keep on with your badass self. Whether that’s your career and relationships or finances and family. Sarah is brilliant at drawing on her own hilarious experiences to allow us as the readers to live an authentic life. While battling through the inevitable embarrassments, awkward conversations and confused friends that are sure to follow.

So what has the book taught me? That I don’t have to change! It’s honestly refreshing to read something that actively encourages you to embrace the quirks that make you, you. And to do what makes you happy without worrying about the Judgey McJudgersons of the world. Has it changed my life? As much as the other books have. I don’t feel bad about saying no to things that I don’t give a f*ck about. And saying yes to everything that I do give a f*ck about. So if you need a little motivation to continue being the bad-ass self you were made to be, then give You Do You by Sarah Knight a read. You won’t regret it.

Pictures by Jade at The Branding Photographer



  1. July 17, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    I’m loving the titles of her books, they all sound very up my street.

  2. July 18, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Love her books, last year I started The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck and the way I didn’t even finish the first chapter and I was already on my A game x

  3. July 19, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I have to admit the same: I never read a self-help book. But, this sounds great and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this!

  4. July 19, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    It is good to read this as I have not read a lot about this book from her series so many motivational books talk about making a change I look forward to reading this

  5. July 19, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Sounds like a super book! I’ve heard of the others ones too but haven’t yet read them. One day.

  6. July 19, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I love her books, I read two on holiday last year. I must get this one. I love her no nonsense approach to life!

  7. July 19, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I’ve never read of her books but i’ve heard some amazing things!

  8. July 20, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I have never read a self help book before but anything that motivates and gets you accepting your own quirks has to be a good thing x

  9. Michelle Murray
    July 21, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Not read any of these yet, but heard they are great

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