Let It Out
by Katie Dalebout
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
You want change. Maybe your career isn’t what you thought it would be . . . or your relationships aren’t what you had hoped. Perhaps you have a grand vision for your life but not the smallest clue on the steps to get there. Whether you’ve read the entire self-help section of the bookstore in vain or feel completely stuck on where to begin, you wish you had someone to hold your hand and guide you.
You do. And it’s only a blank page away.
In Let It Out, millennial blogger, speaker, and podcast host Katie Dalebout shares the transformative practice that will rocket your life to the next level—journaling. Discovering in her darkest hours that a journal is the greatest tool in finding your purpose, healing yourself, and creating the life you most desire, Katie has assembled the remarkable tools and insights that will elevate your life and get you “unstuck”—for good.
And don’t worry—you don’t need to be a writer! Journaling is simply a method of coaching yourself through your “stuff” and letting it out on the page, unclogging your mind from years of destructive thoughts. In doing so, you step into a position of unsurpassed clarity.
Packed with journaling exercises, prompts, and techniques that can be done anywhere and in any order, this interactive guidebook offers you a new way to navigate your daily life, cope with stress, and create exciting, permanent change. Divided into seven sections covering everything from clearing clutter to finding presence to cultivating abundance to moving beyond fear, this book will be your new best friend and coach anytime you seek clarity or crave solace.
Simply grab a pen, open your journal, and prepare to let it out.
I have been reading Katie Dalebout’s blog and listening to her podcast for quite some time. So when I noticed I had an opportunity to read her book, I was excited and jumped on it! Mostly, she talks about wellness and how to improve your health, overall. But her book is about Journaling. Journaling is a great release. Whether it’s stress or things you are grateful for. Journaling is a great tool to for some quiet time/self-reflection. The first thing I noticed about her book, is the Contents page. It is beautifully laid out with 7 parts and within the parts, chapters that relate to the part. So organized, it makes me happy!
“You want change.”
Katie Dalebout really gets it. And by ‘it’, I mean life. She understands that it gets hard and we get in our own heads. Because she is just like you and me. It isn’t someone writing about Self-Help who isn’t willing to share her experiences and what she went through. She writes about that before the majority of the content begins. And I think that a lot of people could really relate. Even though the problems may not be the same, she seems to really relate anyways.
“This is not a book where I tell you the answers to questions about your life, because I don’t have them.”
This book is mean to help you find your own way. And I think that is what makes it so great. It isn’t one of those books that tells you exactly what to do, it shows you the way. It walks beside you as a friend, not leads you like tyrant.
I really enjoyed the directions for each tool. They really set you up for success, whether it be for dream journaling or how to really use your morning for journaling. Personally, I think that there are so many ideas in Let It Out, that you could easily find what is most comfortable for you and go for it! Overall, the idea is to do all of them, but starting off with one or two would be okay too.
Overall, Let It Out was great. I love to journal and I love to write, so this book really reenforced what I already knew. And really taught me things that I didn’t. Manifest your dreams and become who you want to be.
“So find a comfy chair, brew a hot cup of tea, open your journal, grab a pen, and prepare to let it all out. You got this.”