'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions' The Dalai Lama, patron of Action for Happiness. Vanessa King, positive psychology expert for Action for Happiness has created 10 key evidence-based actions that have been shown to increase happiness and wellbeing - at home, at work and in the world around you. If you have read The Art of Happiness, The Happiness Project or Sane New World, this book will be the perfect complement.
We all want to be happy but what does that actually mean and what can we do in our everyday lives to be happier? Fortunately, psychologists, neuroscientists and other experts now have evidence of what really makes a difference and helps us to be happier and more resilient to life's ups and downs. In this book, Vanessa King of Action for Happiness has drawn on the latest scientific studies to create a set of evidence-based practical actions.
They will help you connect with people, nurture your relationships and find purpose. You'll get ideas for taking care of your body, making the most of what's good and finding new ways to stimulate your mind. So here are the 10 Keys to Happier Living - ideas, insights and practical actions that you can take to create more happiness for yourself and those around you.
About the Author
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to create a happier society for everybody by inspiring people to take practical action to create more happiness for themselves and others.
VANESSA KING is a Board Member and the lead positive psychology expert for Action for Happiness. She led the development of the 10 Keys and speaks for Action for Happiness around the world. Vanessa's first degree was in psychology and later she completed a Master's degree under Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania.
A wonderful menu for living a happier, more fulfilling and caring life. Strongly recommended.
This brilliantly researched book gives you the cutting-edge science and practical strategies to put a smile on your face. - Editor, Psychologies Magazine
While an eminently practical book, it is also wise and compassionate. Teaches us how to slow down and see the world anew. - author of 'Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness', mental health campaigner and ambassador for SANE
This book is a very informative guide to living a flourishing life. Informed by science, Vanessa King shows why each key to flourishing matters and the actions we can take to make it a reality. Whether it's new ways to nurture our relationships, exercising our minds and bodies, or exploring our own creativity, there's something in here for everyone. - Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute and researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Author of Wired to Create