Author Ingrid Kelada dedicates this self-help book to her supportive number and fellow author father, regularly peppering the text with quotations from real-life figures, and ending each of the titular days with questions about whether they helped the reader. She further gives links to additional resources and webpages, although this reviewer thinks it somewhat inconvenient to visit all the sites while breaking from the middle of the text. This author should mention that he suffers from regular anxiety, and easily forgets commonsense solutions to typical daily issues such as being in a bad mood.
The writer opens with a preface discussing her BHAG, or “Big Hairy Audacious Goal,” and has a brief initial part where she discusses happiness basics, noting that she once lost contact with a childhood friend. She mentions occasional statistics of which this reviewer has been somewhat aware, such as happy people living longer, with three factors to happiness, being genetics, portions within human control, and life circumstances. She occasional delves into the scientific, mentioning the four “happy hormones,” which include dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins, and serotonin, which she suggests the reader give occasional breaks.
Kelada opens the longest second part with the first day, stating that people should be gracious with what they have, and follows with other topics such as listening to music to elevate your mood, laughing to make the world a better place, decluttering one’s living space, enjoying nature, getting good sleep, exercising, paying it forward, enjoying eating and preparing food, and so forth. Overall, this is an enjoyable self-help book, some of whose solutions this reviewer has already begun to implement even without finishing it, although a sizeable fraction of it is common sense. Even so, this reviewer would definitely recommend this book to those seeking to uplift their lives.
Book Title: 21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Happiness
Author: Ingrid Kelada
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 230 pages
Genre: Motivational, self-help
Publisher: Wellness Ink
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2017
Content Rating: G (The subject is intended more for adults, but there's no explicit language or content.)
Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!
For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation.
Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple.
Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:
• Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
• Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness.
• Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
• Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
• Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.
The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help you master these new habits. At the end of three weeks, along with increased happiness, you’ll find you’ve become more:
Happiness is a choice. A daily decision to choose happy can be easy, fun and rewarding. With this book, in just a few minutes per day, you can practice one new happiness habit, add resources to your arsenal, and jot down your notes in the journal section.
Buy 21 Days to Happiness today to create a happier more satisfying life.
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Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! She has an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec. Visit her online at www.keladacc.ca
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