I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection. As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldnt do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner, a favorite among busy women everywherefrom mamas to executives and everywhere in between.Grace, Not Perfectiontakes this message from a daily planner to an inspirational book that encourages women to simplify and prioritize. Designed with Emily Leys signature aesthetic, this book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives to give space to what matters most. With a focus on faith, Emily reminds readers that Godabundantlypours out grace on usand that surely we can extend grace to ourselves.Have you been told you can have it all, only to end up exhausted and occasionally out of sorts with the people you love? Are you ready for a new way of seeing your time? Learn to live a little more simply. Hold yourself and those you love to a more life-giving standard inGrace Not Perfection,and allow that grace to seep into into your days, your family, and your heart.Ideas include: List Making 101tips to create effective to-do lists and get through them one step at a time Simplify your life by simplifying the three major areas: your space, your time, and your mind Strategies to center your day around an intentionally slower rhythm of life ...
|Title||:||Grace, Not Perfection (with Bonus Content): Celebrating Simplicity, Embracing Joy|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Grace, Not Perfection (with Bonus Content): Celebrating Simplicity, Embracing Joy Reviews
Beautifully written - as if we were enjoying a cup of coffee chatting about life. Loved it!
I actually feel a little bad rating this book as just "OK," because the author seems so sweet, loving, kind, and grounded in her priorities. I think that for people in the right demographic, this book might scratch them just where they itch, and really resonate. That demographic would include as many of the following traits as possible:
mom of very young children
financially comfortable or well-off
a big fan of blogs
I daresay that the fewer of these things describe a person, t ...more
3.5 stars - I picked up this book because the title caught me - who doesn't want to embrace simplicity and let go of perfection? I like that she has a lot of different exercises you can do, but after a while it seems repetitive. I also feel this book is more for married women and women with families. Overall, I'm glad I did read this.
I think I would have loved this book more if I was a Momma. I find this book pretty unrelatable as this is not the stage of life that I am at. I would revisit this book when I am a Mom to give it another shot. If you are a mom, someone struggling with infertility, a stay at home Mom, entrepreneur, and Christian you would probably really enjoy this book. The author is clearly extremely sweet and caring as she shares her life and advice so if that is not your style you will not enjoy this book.
If you’re like me, you wear many hats….woman, wife, mom, co-worker, sister, daughter, friend, homemaker, believer, volunteer, homeschooler, chauffeur, etc. It’s easy to feel like we have plates spinning on poles and we have to keep running around to keep them all spinning so they won’t stop and fall. When things are so chaotic, it’s hard to do everything well….or sometimes anything well. This book is written for people who desire a simpler life. It talks about changing our expectations….to exten ...more
This is a lovely book that would be perfect for yourself or to give as a gift. The pictures included of the author and her home and family are beautifully done and add sweetness to the wonderful words inside. I like that there are questions for the reader to answer and go deeper into their own lives with. There are many Scripture verses and bullet points as well that really hit home for the reader. I had not heard of Emily Ley before but her simple wisdom is encouraging and enlightening.
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I got this book as a Christmas gift, and am so glad I did. Even though I would never have suspected I would fit in the target audience (I'm not a mom, don't obssess over Pinterest, and don't have Instagram) based on the cover, I found so many parts of this book relatable and insightful. Emily's vulnerability made the book authentic and freeing, and the times for reflection and action steps in the book made it helpful on a practical level. It's so easy for us to get wrapped up in things like comp ...more
I really, really, wanted to like this book given that I like planners, bought one of Emily Ley’s planners, and that we graduated from the same Alma Mater. However, within the first couple of chapters Ms. Ley seemed a little entitled and privileged, not an ideal person to write a self-help book. Rather, I became incredibly annoyed, and felt like this woman should not have access to Pinterest…like serious how many time does she have to mention something being “pinterest-perfect”. Therefore, this b ...more