Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva is a short, nonfiction collection of techniques to help change your way of thinking into a happier mindset.
“Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.“
This short book is a game changer for anyone who battles with negative thinking and actively wants to become a happier person.
What I loved about this book was that the author brings in a raw, personal style in her writing. Even from page one, I could tell that I was going to get a lot of out this book. It’s not like a textbook or a stiff read where you feel like all the jargon just rushes over your head. Instead, I felt like I was sitting down with a friend, face-to-face, and exploring the ways that I can improve my way of thinking.
The author realizes that she isn’t a big-shot, deeply analytical psychologist who has the hard facts behind her work. No, this book is written with a calm, laid-back manner that will effectively speak to your soul rather than your brain.
This book contains various different strategies and easy-to-understand examples of how looking on a more positive side can not only turn your day around, but also leave you with feeling emotionally better about yourself.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. Even though this is a completely different style book than I normally read, I can’t begin to tell you how this has changed the way I think. The author does an amazing job in telling it like it is and making sure that we understand the everyday implications these techniques need.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with negative thinking, routine bad days, or even self-esteem tendencies.
Now, this book isn’t a quick fix to a positive thought process, and the author even explains that in the first few pages. You have to work with the strategies and figure out which ones work best for you.
Over the last few days, I put some of the strategies to the test in my everyday life, and I gladly share that they really worked for me. I am someone who struggles with positive thinking on a day-to-day basis, and reading this book has helped me in more ways than one. This is definitely a book that I will forever keep close by just to remind myself that a crappy morning doesn’t mean that the rest of my day is ruined.
Published: 31 December 2017
How I Read It: Paperback from Author
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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