Book Review : How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything, Yes Anything

“How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything, Yes Anything” is written by Albert Ellis. I have listened to audio version of this book. The author tells about the reasons we become miserable- the shoulds, the musts, the oughts. We need to recognize these thoughts. These are called irrational beliefs (IBs). We have to counter these through thoughts and establish rational beliefs (RBs). Is the IB true? Could I be absolutely sure it is true? Written version of this book would be betters as there are some exercise and some reflective time is required on some issues. I don’t think I will be able to debate on thoughts, especially emotional ones. I don’t think it will work in that case.

Rating : 3/5. The book is interesting with the technique and steps to follow. It repeats at lot of place and I don’t feel the technique is very convincing in all situations.

 

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