The Joy of Being Selfish

The Joy of Being Selfish : Why you need boundaries and how to set them

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'A practical guide that will reclaim your time, energy and self-belief' - Stylist

* Do you frequently say 'yes' to people and events to keep those around you happy?
* Do you often find yourself emotionally exhausted and physically drained?
* Do people describe you as a pushover or 'too nice'?

It's time to discover the joy of being selfish and reclaim your life through the art of boundaries!

Life coach and influencer @scarrednotscared Michelle Elman is here to teach you the practical side of self-love. Creating and upholding strong boundaries will teach others how to treat you, rid your life of drama and toxic relationships and allow you to love yourself and others in the best way you can.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 30mm | 448g
  • Welbeck
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1787396770
  • 9781787396777
  • 34,768

Table of contents

What is a Boundary? * Barriers to Boundary Setting * Stages to Boundary Setting * Setting Boundaries in Different Contexts * Your New Life.
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Review quote

'A practical guide that will reclaim your time, energy and self-belief' * Stylist * 'Michelle has made me feel more confident in my own boundary setting in my workplace and relationship. I could not recommend this book enough to those who struggle saying no and put other people's happiness before their own' -- Holly Hagan 'Michelle's sense of empowerment and self-love and self-care is so palpable you can actually use it as bricks and mortar to build better boundaries for yourself ... I certainly have!' -- Carrie Hope Fletcher 'Michelle is the queen of boundaries. We all need this book, now more than ever! Whether it's work, romance, family or friends, Michelle will guide you through the process of setting boundaries. By the end of the book you'll be proud to call yourself selfish because it will mean you are showing yourself the love and respect you deserve' -- Katie Piper 'If you feel guilty saying no, expressing your needs or standing up for yourself, allow this book to hit you with some uncomfortable but necessary truths. Michelle's signature take-no-sh*t attitude combines with genuine compassion and expertise to teach you what boundaries really look like, and why you deserve them. Every woman in my life would benefit from this book' -- Megan Jayne Crabbe, @bodyposipanda 'I have learned so much from The Joy of Being Selfish and I've noticed a change in myself and my attitude. Even my friends have noticed! I didn't realise how much stuff I needed to let go of until I read this book and I've now shared it with my loved ones! Thank you for the wisest words and for showing the literal joy in being selfish' -- Sharon Rooney
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About Michelle Elman

Michelle Elman is a five-board accredited life coach, author and broadcaster. Best known for her campaign Scarred Not Scared, Michelle has established herself as the Queen of Boundaries, sharing her experiences and expertise with a combined social media following of over 400,000. Michelle hosts her own podcast 'In All Honesty' and is a prolific public speaker with her TedX talk being viewed 60,000 times. Michelle was also named as one of the Sun's 50 most inspirational women in the UK and was recognised as one of the top 100 creatives creating change. Her debut book Am I Ugly? was released in 2018, followed by The Joy of Being Selfish in 2021.

You can find her at @MichelleLElman on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
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592 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (211)
3 12% (72)
2 2% (13)
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