Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up Book Pdf ePub

Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up

3.8030 votes • 19 reviews
Published 02 Jan 2019
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Format Paperback
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 1684031931

Discover smart and entertaining strategies for dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, and uncertainty. More than just “adulting”—this book will give you the real emotional skills you need to thrive!
Whether you’re graduating from college, starting a career, trying to gain financial independence, or creating meaningful relationships—entering into the world of grownups can be more than a little overwhelming. And while there are plenty of fun books out there for young adults offering advice on how to fix a leaky faucet or find the right apartment, none really delve into the deeply emotional aspects of growing up.
In Mastering Adulthood, psychologist Lara Fielding offers evidence-based skills to help you cope with the feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress that may be getting in the way of living an independent, fulfilling adult life. Drawing on case examples from young adults she’s worked with in her private practice, Fielding provides empowering strategies and skills for managing difficult emotions using mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
When you experience big life changes that cause you stress, you need emotional flexibility to reach your goals and be your best self. Using the skills in this book, you’ll learn to take charge of your emotional habits, stop feeling stuck, and discover what really matters to you.

"Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up" Reviews

- Pottstown, PA
Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Honest and in-depth advice for reaching your full potential. This advice is presented in easy to follow language that can be broken up and applied in pieces at a time.

- Louth, H7, The United Kingdom
Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Thanks to New Harbinger and Netgalley for the Advance Review Copy.
The title of this intrigued me enough to request it. I work a lot with young people on the cusp of adulthood so thought this might be a useful resource for them. I think this book is more aimed at older people however, perhaps those in their mid twenties.
The book is written in simple, identifiable language and contains easily accessible exercises and explanations of the topics written about in each chapter. There are reflective exercises throughout the book and an element of interactivity with QR code links to videos.
The author is clearly very experienced and the topics discussed are relevant to young people today including subjects such as self awareness, relationship dynamics, anxiety and social media, I particularly liked the Castle vs Village metaphor. There are also some cute illustrations used to enhance the content.
All that said, I couldn't really take to this book. It's written in a perky style and I could almost imagine a California yoga loving, life guru type shouting in my ear as I read it. There is also a criminal overuse of exclamation marks and some of the language was grating e.g. using the word 'peeps' instead of people. I personally prefer a more dispassionate writing style in these kinds of books.
The book is also supposed to be about mastering adulthood but I found some of the advice quite patronising and childish at times. Some of the reflective exercises were quite good but there were just too many of them to really be able to develop something meaningful from them.
The peppy style will appeal to some readers I'm sure but it was just not my bag.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

This book on how to master your anxieties heading into adulthood was well written and full of good advice. I enjoyed the authors perspective and will be applying some of her tips to my life. I appreciated the scientific evidence and definitions from reliable sources. It made this book in my opinion stand out against other books on similar topics.
**I received an E-arc copy of this book in return for my honest review. This in no way affects my rating or opinions stated about this book.

- Los Angeles, CA
Thu, 03 Jan 2019

I thought this was a perfect gift for all my nephews and nieces as it an easy way to understand emotions. The book provides exercises and shows you all the tools necessary to cope with everyday life. Very well written. Highly recommend reading.

Diah R
- Indonesia
Tue, 16 Oct 2018

4/5 (thank you Netgalley & New Harbinger for the digital arc)
Reading this book reminded me a lot to 5 years ago when I received a therapy. I miss that moment because I am that type of person who requires someone else to keep me on check. And talking to therapist helped. This book is a lot like that. It incorporates a CBT and self-exercises that I needed. Don't be fooled by the title. Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-up is perfect for everyone who wants to master their feeling, be it a teenager or 40-something.
I finished this book fairly quick because I procrastinate on my other (real life) work lol.

- Dublin, 07, Ireland
Sat, 15 Dec 2018

I want to thank Netgalley for providing me with an e arc in exchange for an honest review.
This was a very interesting read.
People who are interested in help with dealing with anxiety, depression and stress will most probably be interested in reading this book.
Readers can gain knowledge of how to deal with these factors in the world we live in today. One of the things that was interesting was learning about CBT and Mindfulness and how these can help you cope with the stresses you may be dealing with in life.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it.
It was very interesting, very well written and informative.
I gave it 4 stars.

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