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Book Review: From Stressed to Sorted by Sonam Chamaria

From Stressed to Sorted by Sonam Chamaria is a beautifully written refreshing new generation self-help book. If you heed on the cover page, you will get to know that it offers 11 ultimate life-changing happiness hacks for millennials. Well, the interrupting point is that the book is so good that it does not only help millennials but also beyond that age tag.


The book is intelligently segmented into eleven chapters and each chapter offers a new perspective towards leading a happy life. Of course, all self-help book aims to make people’s life happy and satisfied, however, in the process of offering that help, they either become too boring or sound repetitive. This one by Sonam seems like true on life experiences, probably the author has penned down quite a few instances spiraling from her own life. Each chapter starts with a personalized or say fictionalized story and then the author takes the lead and make us understand the value in it via content, drawings, and something cool like ‘Try Me’.

After going through all the hacks in the book, the afterthought will be like ‘I am learning to accept and cope up with the world’s reality’. This is the essence of the book. People, in all walks of life are either tensed or overworked or overhyped owing to various reasons, and it seems like as nobody is living for themselves, they are trapped and fretted by intangibly vicious situations. In simple words, people are stressed out. They need to let go things or the second option is to sort themselves. This book makes us believe in the concept that anyone can sort out his or her life.

Chapters like Unlink, Unburden, Retune, and Rewire are simply cult. So much riveting and great that you will not find this content in any other self-help book. These hacks (say directly or indirectly) tries to power an individual, nudging the one move ahead by breaking all the cluttered shackles. Overall, with anecdotes and short stories, this is a great book for anyone trapped or stranded in a journey called life. The book is full of take-aways.

Another fantastic aspect is the writing part. The author has used and maintained easy-to-understand language; thus, making it clearly a book to be savoured by millions. No confusion, no glaring errors, all credible stuff – From Stressed to Sorted by Sonam is going to stay and keep changing the perceptions of many.

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