Everyday life can be chaotic and there’s no escaping that. In his new book “Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living” Bob Miglani writes about the subject in the hopes of helping people deal with their hectic lives.
According to the author one way to deal with that chaos is to learn to let go of what cannot be controlled. He starts off in the introduction with the idea that “You have less control than you think. Get over it!” It might seem like a bold statement but according to him that’s where it all starts. People can control where they live but not their neighbors and that’s his point. The only thing they can control is what they do and how they react to what happens to them. Anything else can lead to over thinking and stress which robs them of their inner peace.
He divides the book into three parts and uses his experiences while visiting India to illustrate his points.
- Accept - Accept how unpredictable life can be and that sometimes things don’t go as planned. The only control people have is over their actions.
- Don’t over think - Stop trying to over plan and worrying so much about the future. This only causes people to miss the good that is happening in the present.
- Move forward- Take action. Personal goals and purpose creates actions which is better than waiting around for things to be perfect on their own.
“Embrace the Chaos” by Bob Miglani is a small book full of smart and practical advice for anyone willing to listen. It might not be for everyone and control freaks may be skeptical but these concepts worked for him and now he’s sharing them with the public. It might seem like simple advice but sometimes people need to be reminded that when things go wrong they should just accept it and enjoy the ride.
*A copy of this book was given for an honest review.