Dr. Susan David is amazingly sensitive in her understanding of what makes our minds tick. Lovely and simple presentation. This book has helped me transform myself into a totally different person...the person I always wanted to be ...the person I am born to be.
The book was properly packaged and arrived in a day, as usual. The book is exactly about what title says: how to be emotionally agile by not just using your emotions well but also by being aware of your emotions at all times. Most of the battles are half won if we're aware of why we feel what we feel, and that we don't misdirect those emotions. But the best way to use this guide to emotional agility would be on an everyday basis. Starting with the first chapter, one should think of how to apply the concepts step by step. Trying not to implement all concepts at once is the only way to use this book well. Reading, introspecting and then applying the theories/concepts in bits and parts would be most effective use of the book. The language used is simple and clear which makes it easy to understand for both young and mature readers.
I really liked this book. The author uses anecdotes from so many different walks of the life that you are bound to connect to some of them, and she being a psychologist, walks you through the situation, explaining possible course of actions, teaching how the thought and the thinker are distinct from each other. The organisation of the content matter is well thought out, it gradually introduces how one can handle emotions and be agile, all the while acknowledging the emotions and understanding why you are feeling them, without a need to actually carry out any action to run away from emotion.
This book gave me different perspective when dealing with emotions during tough times. The approach of Showing up. Stepping out and focus on changes that are important for our life in a systematic way. It is not an easy read but useful one to learn and develop emotional agility.