July Book of the Month- How to Survive Change . . . You Didn’t Ask For

Title: How to Survive Change . . . You Didn’t Ask for: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself
Author: M.J. Ryan
Genre: Creativity, Self Help, Happiness

Book Jacket Summary:
Be Empowered in the Face of Change. Change your mindset to change for the better. These are challenging times. Chances are, at this moment, you’re confronting some change you never asked for―perhaps a life crisis, like a loss of job or the failure of a dream. Maybe you have to learn to work in new ways or find a new place to live. Bestselling author, thought leader, and change expert M.J. Ryan is here to help. Within the pages of her book How to Survive Change . . . You Didn’t Ask For, you’ll find the support and practices you need to successfully ride the wave of this change, whatever it may be. Discover tools for coping with the changes of life. Change is always hard, and it’s even harder when it’s thrust upon us, unbidden. But with every change, there is also opportunity. In this book, Ryan provides strategies to retain your brain and optimize your response to life change, step by step. Best of all, as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence―with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way. Turn life transitions into opportunities for success. With both detailed chapters explaining how to embrace change and twenty quick tips for adapting to change you didn’t ask for, Ryan’s advice can be used in any evolving situation. This book will teach you how to: Accept change, Expand your options, Take action, and Strengthen your adaptability.

Why I Chose This Book:
I chose this book because the first 1/2 of the year has come & gone in a flash! There have been so many good things going on that I am so thankful for, but there has also been so much change, pain, conflict and stress. I have made many changes in the last few months and some have not been asked for, to say the least… So as I take on the second half of the year I am trying to build myself back up and teach myself how to get through it and persevere.

My Review:
This book took me a little longer to read than the others, but I really liked how it was so positive & understanding. This book’s goal is to make a 4 part game plan to accept what’s actually going on, explore your options, take actionable steps to make things happen & regain control. Change is so tough on a “normal” day so when big unexpected difficult things come along to rock the boat it was nice to take a step back and read something with good insight to the situation and help me work through it. This book was very solution focused and helpful inspiration to move forward.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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