Book Review: Cheat Sheets For Life

I have been very absent in the book blogging community lately as I have been putting all my efforts into booktubing on Youtube and so now I am finally back! I recently read Cheat Sheets for Life by Ayesha Ratnayak.

Synopsis: As a busy CEO, Ayesha hated her lengthy commutes – until she turned them into her own mobile library. Soon, she was completing over 70 audiobooks each year on happiness, health, productivity, and success – while stuck in traffic. She began capturing and categorising the most valuable research from her readings for rapid reference. In doing so, she realised that it was possible to derive a handbook for life based on the expertise of hundreds of researchers. So, she set about doing just that.

The output is Cheat Sheets for Life – a concise handbook of science-backed advice on 17 dimensions of life, from health to money to leadership to relationships.

In Cheat Sheets for Life, you’ll learn:

— How playing the classic game “Tetris” can protect your mood
— The superfood that is “the most important dietary predictor of lifespan”
— Why you don’t need to have 8 glasses of water a day – and what to do instead
— The simple technique you can use to double your weight loss
— How to increase your chances of finding a partner by 25-46%
— The one factor that can predict your relationship satisfaction 10 years from now
— Why using all your vacation days boosts your chance of getting a raise
— Why you should keep a cute baby’s photo in your wallet
— How to decide whether to quit your job
— And 740+ more valuable insights!

Cheat Sheets for Life aims to be the last book you’ll ever need to pick up to improve your life. Using time-tested research, it strives to give even the busiest individual a foolproof guide to leading an optimised life.

This book was pretty interesting. I rarely read non-fiction but I picked this one up and read it over time. It was nice because it breaks it up into bite sized portions of information that you can absorb at your own pace. It deals with all sorts of subjects you will encounter in life such as love, family, money, health, parenting, green living etc.

I will say that it does get repetitive at some parts but I also learned some new things that I didn’t know and it was cool because all the facts had the information to back them up. I feel like this would be a good book to have on your coffee table that you could pick up from time to time and read a little bit more.

After reading this, I consciously think more about how I react to certain situations and how I go about my day to day life and what I can do to improve it after learning some new things!

Book Rating: 4/5

You can buy this book on Amazon and find it on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I was sent an ebook copy of this book by the author to read and give an honest review.

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It has been a while since we moved into our house and I finally did a bookshelf tour! This one contains all of Markus’ bookshelves and I will do another tour with my own shelves at some point too! Let me know in the comments which book or series is your favorite that is on his shelves!
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