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Practice Makes Happy


Loved it! 😍

Work on your own happiness by taking control of your life and decision-making with small doable actions every day.

If you want to be happy, then you’ll have to work for it… Surprise! But, seriously, it all comes down to taking control of your life and thinking about your decisions. This means taking time out, and re-evaluating each area of your life to work out what is meaningful to you. It also requires a willingness to change and learn new ways of thinking and being. If that sounds like too much work, then this book won’t be of much benefit to you. But, if you want to heal from emotional wounds, let go of long-held fears and to release past negative beliefs and resentment, it will be worth investigating.

First off, the book addresses issues such as self-awareness, forgiveness, relationships, health and well-being, work, and money. Colourful graphs amplify the information and illustrate the points. There are also explanations, exercises, meditations and recommendations based on the author’s own life experiences. But it is not all deep and heavy material. Sprinkled throughout the text, are quotations and cartoons for encouragement, and light relief.

What I liked is that there are small doable actions that you can take every day. Focus on the visualisations and affirmations, and you’ll have handy tools to help you change your thinking. At the end of the book, you’ll find an action-plan template. This will assist you in creating your future goals in the areas of health and well-being, relationships, money and career.

The author is a therapeutic coach, and she shares life lessons based on her training in HR, psychotherapy, holistic therapies and Buddhism. The latter might make you pause, depending on your world view. But, read the material with an open mind and willingness to give it a try before making a judgement call.

So who will benefit most from this book? Are you experiencing self-doubt, health challenges, motivation issues or a career crisis? Then this easy-to-read guide serves as a handy reference on caring for yourself. You'll be able to dip into it whenever you like, and continue practising happiness.

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About the author

Helen Edwards is passionate about human nature, spirituality, and living with purpose. Her many invaluable insights into the human condition are the result of her training in HR, psychotherapy, and Buddhism. This has helped her to successfully apply self-care practices in her daily life. view profile

Published on October 01, 2020

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Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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