Updated: Aug 12
Welcome to my blog today. Today's review is of The Happiness Habits by Michelle Reeves.
This book jumped out at me when I saw it being advertised by Love Books Tours, it is exactly the kind of reading material I am enjoying at the moment. Self care and ways in which we can make small improvements to our daily life. I couldn't resist hopping on the tour!
"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else's highlight reel."
Quote taken from the book from Steven Furtick
So often our routine is based on what everyone else needs. Our work and family life fill our days up to the brim and we squeeze in what we can for ourselves in between. And, if we’re totally honest, in the dim hours when the truth seeps out between the cracks, we realise we might have lost ourselves a little along the way.
In The Happiness Habits Transformation, former life coach Michelle Reeves urges us to take a time-out (without feeling guilty about it) to rebuild our daily routine into one that serves us - one habit at a time. Through her personal experience of depression and how she rebuilt her life through a combination of 8 simple happiness habits, you’ll discover how you can create a simple routine with time to focus on YOU, release yourself from the habit of negativity, boost your self-esteem and dream and plan out your biggest, scariest and most exciting goals.
New for the second edition: Michelle explains how these habits continue to support her as she navigates a new season of her life through perimenopause and beyond, and shares success stories from others who have woven the habits into their own routines.
Filled with real-life examples, the encouragement and guidance of this book will not only help you transform the way you live your life each day but also allow you to take these habits on board to forever change your life for the better.
It's time to start living the best version of yourself. Let The Happiness Habits Transformation show you how!
This book is a really well written, easy to digest book. Michelle seems very personable and it is written in a way that makes you feel like you are chatting with a friend. There are lots of helpful hints and tips, as well as guides on how to include her happiness habits Into your day.
The happiness habits are things you may well have heard about, practiced, or always wanted to try. Michelle helps guide you into making these intentional practices part of your daily life, however it is not onerous. They are small steps, incorporating them into five minutes of your time. This makes it accessible and achievable for anyone who is wanting to uplevel their daily routine to bring joy and happiness into their life.
Michelle's description of the reasons why she created these habits I found very relatable. I too had a traumatic birth and have struggled to completely move on from it. Hearing her discuss very candidly what she went through was very helpful for myself to rethink my own experience and what it may have done to my own mental health.
These are certainly some changes I will be making to my own days. If you are interested in self care and looking after your own mental health then this book will be perfect for you. Full of heart felt discussions, real life stories, tips for practices you can complete and areas where you can make notes it is a joy to read. Michelle really sounds as if she has managed to balance herself, she still admits to having bad days or moments that are not joyous but through these practices she has been able to identify that and use them to change her thought pattern into a more positive outlook. It is inspirational.
I'd you would like to pick up a copy of this fabulous book for yourself you can click the paid link below:
Paperback - https://amzn.to/3jQuojr
Kindle - https://amzn.to/40KrQnD
Let me know if you have read this book or intend to read it in the comments!