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Go Love Yourself Box Review + Coupon – July 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJul 16, 2018 | 17 comments

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Go Love Yourself
5 overall rating
12 Ratings | 14 Reviews

Go Love Yourself is a relatively new subscription box featuring items that promote self-care and personal growth. Each box includes a self-help book, resources to implement those practices into your everyday life, and self-care items. Subscribing to this box also opens up access to a Facebook community to help you along your journey.

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When you open your box, you are immediately greeted with a handwritten note. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Go Love Yourself July 2018 review

About Go Love Yourself

The Subscription Box: Go Love Yourself

The Cost: $49.95 + shipping ($10.55 to Baton Rouge, LA). Save with a longer subscription.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code  SUMMER20 to save 20% off your first box!
COUPON: Use code MSA2018 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Books, digital resources, and self-care items, all aimed at enhancing the journey to loving yourself.

Ships to: Worldwide

Go Love Yourself “Digital Detox” July 2018 Review

The box includes a brochure detailing everything in the box, along with this month’s theme: Digital Detox!

Also included is a list of the Go Love Yourself featured coaches of the month. Simply go to the website listed under each card to schedule yourself a free 30-minute coaching session — no code needed! Each month features different coaches who have expertise in that month’s theme. Each month also will usually include a bookmark and information about community events. I think the GLY printing got an upgrade—I am loving these vivid photos!

How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price,

How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price – Retail Value $12.99 (found here for $10.12)

I am always on my phone. 95% of my email communications occur over my phone rather than a computer, and being a full-time student who works two jobs I get a lot of emails. I also have a constant game of words with friends going with my mom, and if I take too long to on my turn my mom will text me a taunt about how I must be needing time to cheat to play (which I don’t, okay mom?). And yes, I love Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I am probably the exact person this book is geared towards, but I have been struggling to be receptive to this book’s message. Do I spend too much time on my phone? Yes. Do I want that to change? No, not really. I don’t feel like my phone controls my life—rather, I use my phone to take charge of my life. I do think this book is a great resource for those who feel like their phone monopolizes their time, as the 30-day challenge is a great way to reset and establish healthy boundaries with technology. If you’re someone who has a lot of anxiety associated with their phone, this would also be a great book to read because it talks about how software developers will actually time their games and apps to be as manipulating as possible (for lack of a better term). Maybe my difficulty really connecting with the message is because I am deep under the claws of technology’s grasp—It is very possible! From Amazon:

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.  

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Unofficial Workbook – Listed Value $19.99

Go Love Yourself always includes an unofficial workbook, and I really like this spiral bound version. This workbook is full of journaling prompts to help you be more mindful about taking the practices from the book of the month and actually implementing them into your life.

Off the Grid Box – Listed Value $25

When I was reading through the descriptions for this box I was confused because it instructs you to put your phones in the box before playing with the cards—but this box isn’t really big enough for that. When I found it online it showed this deck of cards coming in a bigger box that would fit phones, as well as two wristbands, for the same price as the listed price of the deck. The info sheet says that this is a Go Love Yourself exclusive, but I am not sure what makes it worth the same value as the full set with the bigger box. That aside, I don’t know what to make of these cards. I like the idea of being with friends with no phones, but some of these questions remind me more of awkward group icebreakers rather than what I want to talk about at a girls night (I actually just had a girls night yesterday. We played Cards Against Muggles and it was definitely not family appropriate the way these cards are).

Fidget Cube

Fidget Cube – Listed Value $7.99

I have never played with a fidget cube before, and I am happy to have received one in this box. I am the person who subconsciously rips the straw paper into tiny pieces at restaurants, so this is a way handier way to keep my hands busy without being destructive. My favorite function is rolling the metal ball and gliding the mini joystick. Clicking the buttons and flipping the switch did make noticeable sounds that would be a bit obnoxious in a quiet room, but not in a room with other background noise.

Mindfulness Inspired Coloring Cards, set of 8 – Listed Value $7.50

I love to doodle zentangles now and then, and these coloring cards really remind me of those designs! These postcard-sized cards are great for being able to do some detailed coloring and actually finishing the project without needing to spend an hour doing it. Being able to start and complete a small art project is definitely a boost when you need some peace in your day-to-day life.

Colored Pencils Set

Colored Pencils Set – Listed Value $7.48

And to be able to color in our coloring cards we have this set of twelve colored pencils. I love that they come in a tin for easy storage and transport, and I thought the colors were of good quality for my coloring.

Cell Phone Sleeping Bag – Retail Value $15 (found here for $12.75)

I sleep with my phone next to me, half the time with my hand curled around it. I am exactly the kind of person who would benefit from not sleeping with their phone in the bed, but I just. Cant. Do. It. The idea is this bag goes on a doorknob or a hook, you put your phone in it, and you enjoy your bedroom without the distraction from technology. This bag is handmade in Argentina, and I will be giving it to a friend who can actually commit to sleeping without their phone. I know that this goes against everything the book for this month talks about, but I just can’t sleep without my phone. Don’t judge me too harshly!

The Verdict: This Go Love Yourself box wasn’t my favorite. I enjoyed the fidget cube and the colored pencils and coloring cards, but I could easily find those items for cheaper than what they are valued at in this box. I calculated a value of $95.95, which is on the low end compared to previous boxes I have received. Not only that, it doesn’t feel like I received almost $100 worth of items. I do know there is additional value found by connecting with the coaches of the month, participating in the group coaching session, and being a part of the online community. That being said, I feel like the value over the past few months has been on the decline. I do still think this is a box where the more work you are willing to put in, the more personal value you will get out of it.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today you will get the August box, however, this box is available as a one-time purchase here.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code  SUMMER20 to save 20% off your first box!

Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA2018

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $49.95 + $10.55 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $8.64.

Check out all of our Go Love Yourself reviews and more self-care boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box List!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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17 comments

Juan Sanchez

Thanks Jessica for featuring the Box and Bagby. I’m the Co-Founder of Bagby and I’m very happy to be part of the digital detox movement.
Pls, feel free to ask anything. I’m very pleased to give any additional detail or respond to any questions regarding Bagby.

Best,

Emmy

I’m 64 and thought this box must be meant for millennials. I honestly found it to be useless, not relevant, and a waste of my money. I cancelled my subscription when I received it, and none of my friends or students seem to want this digital box. It’s not an inexpensive box either, but I did love the forest bathing box, which was sent just prior to this one.

Sharon

So sorry to hear this news!

Were you on the mailing list or in the Facebook group, Emmy? We share teasers for each month’s book and theme ahead of time to try to avoid this from happening.

Again, I’m sorry that this wasn’t a good fit for you – hope you find better fits in the future!
Sharon

Michelle

I am 58 and definitely remember life without cell phones. I miss the slamming it down when you were mad, waiting for a boy to call, hearing it ring and not knowing if it was him. If it rang after 10pm you knew it was bad bad news. I will admit that my phone makes life easier in some respects but I have no problem putting it down when I get home from work and I don’t pick it up in the morning, until I have to.

Sharon

I love the perspective here! And I love that you have your usage in check – I wish more people had that kind of relationship with their phone! I know I’m working on my own relationship with my phone!

Mellissa Plowman

The last bag is exactly the thing I need…to hang my phone on my bed. 🤣 I sleep in a twin XL and I cannot keep the phone on my bed as I would roll on top of it. I’ve been putting it on the floor but am afraid I’ll step on it. I’m totally making a small bag to hang from my brass headboard so I’m closer to my phone. Hehe.

Sharon

Great idea!

Aimee

Reading this review and the comments about it, it is glaringly obvious to me that this box is geared towards an older demographic. I am 45 and this box would be great for myself and my friends. I think that “weaning” off your phone is something only people who remember life before cell phones would be interested in. Those of us who went through high school, college, and most of our dating years without phones occasionally long for those days when Life was simpler… We can also recall a time when you left your work AT WORK because no one could reach you. I don’t know much about this subscription in general, but at least this month, these items would score better with us old people!! Your review was excellent though, because it provided a lot of insight (at least for me) into your thoughts and lifestyle. Excellent review!!

Sharon

I partially agree, Aimee!

You’re right, the older demographic COMPLETELY remembers life before cell phones, but in all reality, I’m 32 and I didn’t get a phone til I was 18. I most definitely remember what it was like before cell phones!

And, if I’m honest with myself, I can tell a difference between days when I use my cell phone and days when I don’t. When I spend too much time on it I feel highly distracted and have a hard time focusing. I think some of us are realizing this and trying to be intentional about our usage.

That being said, I’m glad to see the review and the box resonated with you and got you thinking – that’s absolutely the point!

Jessica Hapak

Thanks for your insight, Aimee!
As a whole I do enjoy this subscription— you’ll just have to pry my phone out of my cold, dead hands 😉

Clarissa

I love your honesty. You are my spirit animal ( although you have to forgive my love of pineapple on pizza 😂.) I have a small phone addiction. This box would so not benefit me.

Jackie

Not sure the value is here either, thanks for an honest review. I will say though that sleeping with your phone next to you has some iffy studies surrounding it (some studies say it can cause cancer, restless sleep, etc.) while I take those with a grain of salt- I do plug mine in across the room and I sleep better when it’s not next to my bed. May be worth trying out!

Nikkim

Yikes! Thanks for the review, def skipping this one for now. Someone else may love it though. Seriously glad we have you guys at msa because I know exactly what I want and I don’t have to go in blind! Lol

Jen

I used to be attached to my phone 24/7 and never thought anything was wrong with it. I can’t remember exactly, but I read somewhere about slowly weaning myself off it and it seemed interesting, so I tried it. It took me months of slowly making progress, but little by little it got easier and my life actually improved. Now, I’m barely ever on there and the quality of my life, relationship and happiness is WAY better than it was before.

Sharon

That’s so great to hear, Jen!! Kudos!!!

Jody

This is not a good value at all. I don’t want to break up with my phone. What a waste of hard earned money in my opinion.

Sharon

The good news is that we share our theme ahead of time so you can skip a month if it isn’t right for you!

With self-improvement and self-care, not every topic is for every body 🙂

Thanks for your honesty!

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