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by Carmel McConnell


Happiness doesn't just happen, people need a clearer vision of attainable happiness, defined in simple terms - people need a plan. The Happiness Plan is therefore well timed.

Happiness doesn't just happen, people need a clearer vision of attainable happiness, defined in simple terms - people need a plan. By asking provocative questions, McConnell involves the reader in a process of defining happiness according to his or her own values.

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The Happiness Plan is therefore well timed. This book strongly advocates an approach to greater happiness here and w, without leaving the day job, switching the family to the coast or becoming impoverished. The Happiness Plan is written for hard working, time poor people, helping them to make some real changes with the right ideas.

No emotional experience makes you happier or unhappier for more than three months. After that the body gets used to it and the intensity of the emotion decreases. This is why the first three months of a romantic relationship are called the infatuation stage

No emotional experience makes you happier or unhappier for more than three months. This is why the first three months of a romantic relationship are called the infatuation stage. Everyone has their own default state. That is the basic level of happiness - it’s the.

Follow these 10 steps-an easy acronym, GREAT DREAM-to sprinkle some happy into your life and the lives of others. Giving also creates stronger connections between people and helps to build a happier society for everyone. Do things for others. And it’s not all about money-we can also give our time, ideas and energy. So if you want to feel good, do good!

To find long-term happiness, you need to retrain your brain from a negative mindset to a positive mindset. Related: Work-Life Balance Is Simple.

To find long-term happiness, you need to retrain your brain from a negative mindset to a positive mindset. Try these things: Spend one to two minutes looking for positives in your life. Do this three times a day for 45 days, and your brain will start doing it automatically. Choose a positive mantra for the day - something you will repeat to yourself, such as Today is beautiful or I feel grateful for all I have. And when things go south, take a moment to try and see it from a positive light. Creating balance in your life will reduce stress and give you other outlets to express yourself and have fun. To Succeed at Work, Get a Life. 4. Practice mindfulness.

Simple habits that will bring happiness into your life. This leads to a negative mindset, so that when there is happiness, one expects something bad to happen and take the happiness away. Happiness is more a matter of attitude and state of mind, and does not depend on people, circumstances or events. People fear that any happiness they experience is soon going to be replaced with something bad. To become a happier person, you should eliminate this destructive habit. We usually associate happiness with external events, like finding love, getting a promotion or having a good time at a party.

Carmel McConnell has put together a very insightful an thought provoking book.

book by Carmel Mcconnell. You can be happier! Like everything else, it starts with a plan: The Happiness Plan. Carmel McConnell has put together a very insightful an thought provoking book. This is as close as it comes to being an "A-B-C", Fill In The Blanks type of book that leads you to figuring out what happiness is and how you can go about getting it and hanging onto it for dear life.

Many people stumble through life unhappy. Whether it’s a failing relationship, troubles with your job, or a simple lack of interest in anything. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

The pursuit of happiness is the biggest goal of all, butfinding happiness isn't easy and life often gets in the way. Happiness doesn’t just happen, peopleneed a clearer vision of attainable happiness, defined in simple terms -people need a plan.

The Happiness Plan is therefore well timed.It offers an accessible set of simple observations about how any individual can be happier, here and now, by choice, self-awareness and practice.By askingprovocative questions, McConnellinvolves the reader in a process of defining happiness according to his or her own values.

This book strongly advocates an approach to greater happiness here and now, without leaving the day job, switching the family to the coast or becoming impoverished. The Happiness Plan is written for hard working, time poor people, helping them to make some real changes with the right ideas
Zymbl
I got this book in an unhappy time of my life. I was truly hoping to make a plan to pull myself out of it. Everything goes better with a plan.

This book is pretty wide ranging and has a lot of plattitudes but it is a plan. The plan goes over many self help standards like mapping your priorities, and living an authentic life in line with your passions. Personally the most convincing steps of the plan were to look at all the good things I have in my life and to help others.

The book is laid out well, with exercises to write down your steps as you build your "plan." There are dozens of pull quotes, many of which are inspirational. In the end, my plan hit some snags, but I've come to learn many of the things in this book. Perhaps not from just this book, but like I said, much of this is universal self help and this book delivers its dose of this material. I enjoyed the book, and reading through my answers from a couple of years ago are a window into where I was at that time.

One thing in the book is true. Happiness can be created. Or more correctly, can be found if you look for it in the right places. Live in the Moment, Appreciate what you have, and Work for others.
Malaris
Like most other reviewers here have mentioned, The Happiness Plan book may be a sincere effort at helping others, but it just doesn't come across as being especially scientific, authoritative or even practical at times.

While the author obviously goes into great depth about what you should do, she fails to mention WHY these techniques would be more likely to work than doing nothing at all, nor gives any statistics on how well her treatment has done in actual practice. When it comes to psychological treatment, certain things work and others simply don't. Sometimes the outcome varies due to the test subject, but some kind of clinical testing needs to be done first to see if a certain therapy can even work on the majority of patients. If it doesn't, what's the point?

In this sense, I think that books like The Happiness Plan can hold out too much false promise for those who suffer from clinical depression or other types of mental illness. You are much better off going to a well-educated psychologist or taking the time to do the scientific research that already actually exists yourself. I think that science has a lot more to offer people suffering from depression than any self-help book possibly could.
Uickabrod
This is a smallish book, about 250 pages. I liked the way it began and her basic premise---which is finding what makes you uniquely happy.

I. INTRO:

She starts off by asking when and where you are the happiest. She devotes a page to let you write in these things. I like that sort of thing. I like to think of what I have and to be thankful for it. She says the plan in helping you develop a happier life is to get you to ask better questions (I liked this idea), open yourself up to new ideas(I liked this, too), and try out new stuff (I'm into that).

II. CHAPTER ONE

So then she moves on to chapter one and the first step which is: Deciding to be happier. Again, another fill in page (remember, I like these). But filling it in made me unhappy. And I found this to be true throughout this book, because there are some basic things I think you need for happiness (like having arms and legs and the basics---I have my arms and legs but not all the basics). I don't subscribe to the idea that you just have to love what you have and that is good enough, so every time she asked me to rate my happiness in a basic area---it reminded me of that unhappiness.

My happy book started making me unhappy.

Now in this first chapter she tells you "You're gorgeous" and you read the page and when you are about to put it down (if you have some self esteem issues) she points out that maybe you are putting it down when you need to read it again. She says how you see yourself is linked to your happiness. I sooo agree with that. She scored a star for that point alone.

II. CHAPTER TWO

CHAPTER 2 is on understanding happiness and I thought she did herself a great disservice here by quoting what other authors said happiness was about. Luckily, she did come back to her premise that it is what you uniquely think happiness is, not what someone else says. So why did she put all that stuff in there? She repeats an earlier chart to fill in (I have no idea why) and then she tells us what happiness and unhappiness feel like---joy is the first feeling and agitation can be the second. Ughhhhh! Ughhh! Ugghhhh! Bad, girl. I took a star off for this chapter.

I gave her back a half star because the book is filled with pages with quotes and I happen to like that sort of thing. "We must each cultivate our own garden." Voltaire

She stays with her theme that knowing who you are and what is most important to you is an essential first step.

III Chapter 3

OK, this is where we get to Step 3: Create a Personal Happiness Plan. I am still reading despite chapter 2, but she is on the ropes now. She says research says that the biggest determiner of happiness is your genes! What?! She says she has good genes. OK, but I don't think any of that belongs here. At all. She says your genes are a bigger determiner of your happiness than if you were severely disabled following an accident. Ugghhh! I'm taking back my half star.

More research in this chapter and another chart to fill out. But I can assure you, there is no plan in sight. She says to fill out another chart on what three things you could change so you could be happier. Maybe this book would be right for someone who had never thought of that, but I do that all the time. I know what I need to change to be happier. I am not making those changes. Her guidance is to see if you can make those changes. I'm not kidding.

Maybe I am being hard on her, maybe there are people who never think about this sort of thing, but if you do, this is not the book for you to move past that.

And she says in great big black letters that the difference between being happy and unhappy is largely internal. I soooo disagree with that. Take someone out of a violent ghetto with no safety and little food and set him up at the Hilton and ask him what he thinks about thinking yourself happy. I've read that sort of gunk years ago and it is just that. I would give this book a minus star right now if I could.

People want to tell you happiness isn't about money and I bought into that most of my life---until I needed a lot of money to keep someone I loved alive. That changed me forever. Money can buy happiness and it can solve problems.

But she does keep coming back to getting your beliefs, your thoughts, and your day-to-day life in sync with who you really are. I liked some of her exercises here: If you were in a bookstore, where would you go and why? If you could choose an award and you were on stage receiving it, what would it be? If you arrive in heaven and you look at the summary of the most important part of your life, what does it say? Yes, I like this sort of reflection. She gets two stars here.

Her ten ways to get out of a bad mood begins with "Eat something good for you." Taking the stars back. This is the way eating disorders begin. Emotional eating is bad, bad, bad. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.

Step 4: Unlearn unhappiness
Step 5: Our plan. Make others happy.
Step 6: Some Happiness Plan examples
Step 7: Put your plan into action

This book might be right for someone, but it deserves a close review at the bookstore before you order from Amazon.
The Happiness Plan: Simple steps to a happier life ebook
Author:
Carmel McConnell
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Pearson Education Canada; 1 edition (October 17, 2007)
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