Book Review: The Happiness Equation

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation is a practical guide to developing the happiness muscles in your brain. It gives the reader a framework with real, practical ways to train your mind for the positive.

The book outlines nine secrets for achieving happiness. And while these “secrets” are really nothing new, the approach and framework provide the tools you need to build a grateful and positive mindset in your life.

Written by Neil Pasricha, The Happiness Equation is a research-based book that shares insights from thousands of interviews and a range of resources.

It’s not always the external world that impacts our happiness. Instead, our happiness depends on how we individually view what is happening to us and how we interpret messages from the outside world. All of these things impact our attitude, positively or negatively. You can begin evaluating your attitude and learn how your attitude depends on you.

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I read the book cover to cover and then bounced around different chapters. The one common theme shared is that you are in control of yourself. And the changes you make can begin with small daily practices that will lead to large shifts in your mind, body, and spirit.

The most miserable people I know have one thing in common. They view the world in the negative first. They’ve worked really hard strengthening the negative muscles in their mind and gravitate to the doom and gloom in every situation.

We all have the opportunity to build happiness muscles in our minds. Whether it’s a strong negative muscle or a strong positive muscle that shapes your view of the world, it is up to you.

The Happiness Equation is a great tool to help you navigate the crazy world we live in today with a positive, productive mind.

This book review includes the thoughts and opinions of the blog owner. No compensation was exchanged for this review.

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