Do It (or Don’t)

A Boundary-Creating Journal


A guided journal for setting boundaries, perfect for anyone who has felt pulled in different directions, at a crossroads, or overwhelmed by options


ISBN: 9781419764035 Category:

Kara Cutruzzula


Our lives are buzzing with so many things to do. Kara Cutruzzula, author of the journals Do It For Yourself and Do It Today, has helped readers think creatively about motivation and encouragement. But now we need to talk about the things you don’t want to do. The obligations that feel oppressive. The work projects that weigh you down. The creative projects that haunt you but never seem to move forward. And, yes, the people who drain your energy. How do you say “no”?
In Do It (or Don’t), readers will walk away with an incredibly clear idea of their boundaries and how to create, stick to, and flourish within them. This exercise feels especially timely after living through a period that forever blurred the boundaries between work and life. We can come to understand that boundaries actually free us and our futures. Through setting boundaries in our personal, professional, and creative lives, we become aware of everything we have to offer. Instead of burning out or giving too much, we will give just enough-and leave plenty for ourselves to keep going. You will learn how to define your worth, flake gracefully, make space for important work, and focus on the people and projects that matter most to you.
With vibrant illustrations, guided prompts, and a generous, empathetic, and encouraging tone, Do It (or Don’t) and its message leads readers to clarity and connection with their most authentic selves.

Additional information

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 15.8 x 20.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 22 October 2023
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.8 x 20.8 cm
Weight 390 g


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Kara Cutruzzula is a writer, editor, playwright, and musical theater lyricist based in New York. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TED Ideas, and TIME. Brass Ring Daily, her newsletter about work and creativity, has been featured in Lifehacker, Inc., and Vanity Fair, which called it “a life coach in your inbox.” Her first journal, Do It For Yourself: A Motivational Journal, was published by Abrams in 2020, and her follow-up journal, Do It Today, was published by Abrams in 2022.