Book Name

The Two Week Wait Challenge: A Sassy Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Two Week Wait by Lindsay Fischer

Rating

Sit Down and Read

One Line Summary

Sassy girl teaches you to chill out while trying to having kids

The Setup

When Lindsay first approached me to review this book for her, I was immediately hesitant. A book about trying to conceive children? What the hell did I know about that? I’m a young single guy with no kids and commitment issues. But I hate to turn down a request, and so I decided to give it a shot anyway.

Now that I’ve read it, I’m glad I did take the shot. While I still don’t understand anything about what it’s like to try and have children, I do know a good book. And this is a good book.

The quick summary is that The Two Week Wait is a book about surviving the dreaded two week wait after ovulation when trying to conceive. I hadn’t even known such a thing existed. I’m learning new things every day!

Why it’s Awesome

Whenever I read a book on here, I always have to ask myself what is the goal of this book? Once I figure it out, that becomes the criteria on which I judge it. The Two Week Wait nails its goal completely.

Inspired by her own struggle with infertility (I know she wouldn’t want me to use that word), Fischer gives an extremely practical guide for women making it through those dreaded two weeks following ovulation. She combines classic self-development techniques like affirmations and journaling with old time wisdom like exercise in order to do what she calls self-care.

Self-care is exactly what it sounds like. Some many people never take time out of their day to make sure that everything is all good with themselves. They’d rather sacrifice everything for others than spend ten minutes a day taking a walk to pause and relax.

A quick side tangent: self-care is not selfish in the negative sense of the word. It’s healthy self-respect and self-love. Every person I know who does great things for other people is because they handle themselves first. Until then, you’re really of no use to anyone.

Anyway, back to the book.

The book itself is broken into different tasks to complete for every one of the 15 days. Everything here are tried and true methods for relaxing and improving anyone’s state of mind. My personal favorite was the challenge of unplugging from social media and other distractions.

If you’re up for a fun challenge, this book will be for you. It will hopefully also inspire to keep up these healthy habits even when the two weeks are up.

Why Does It Suck

Look, don’t expect this book to fix all your problems in your life. It’s just a guide to help someone get through a specific tough time in their life. So if you’re the kid of person who feels like anything they read has to be deep and life-changing, this book might not be for you.

There’s also a few of the challenges I don’t agree with. For instance, at one point in the book Fischer recommends blocking or unfollowing all you social media followers who are talking about pregnancy. I understand this book is basically just about making yourself feel better, but come on. Something about that just doesn’t seem healthy either.

The Wrap Up

The Two Week Wait is filled with charm, simplicity and, of course, sass. Fischer has a lovable sense of humor. If you’re a woman who is struggling to conceive, I highly recommend this book to you. But really these are just great habits that anyone could benefit for trying out for 15 days. So if you want to make some changes in your life, start here.

Buy The Two Week Wait here on Amazon:

http://amzn.to/29VUef4