21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Happiness
Genre: Motivational, self-help
Publisher: Wellness Ink
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2017
Content Rating: G (The subject is intended more for adults, but there’s no explicit language or content.)
Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!
For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation.
Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple.
Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:
• Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
• Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness.
• Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
• Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
• Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.
The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help you master these new habits. At the end of three weeks, along with increased happiness, you’ll find you’ve become more:
Happiness is a choice. A daily decision to choose happy can be easy, fun and rewarding. With this book, in just a few minutes per day, you can practice one new happiness habit, add resources to your arsenal, and jot down your notes in the journal section.
Excerpt from 21 Days of Happiness
Day 10 – Food: Eat Your Way to Happiness
7 Health-Food Tips To Promote Happiness
#1 Feed your brain with fats: Did you know that 60 percent of your brain is made of fat? That’s why you need to consume healthy fats on a regular basis. Our diets lack omega 3, and we need some omega-6 as well. These essential fats are very delicate and can turn rancid easily, so try to get your fats from healthy foods such as avocados, coconuts, and wild-caught fish. If you buy supplements, be sure they are high quality.
#2 Hydrate for cellular energy: The adult human body is 50-75 percent water. Water removes waste from cells, transports nutrients to cells, regulates body temperature and helps you digest food. Since it’s the largest component in your body, not drinking enough water can lead to serious complications. It’s vital to drink enough clean, uncontaminated water every day.
#3 Fuel your brain with healthy protein: You’ve heard that protein is important for energy and for building muscle. Good quality protein is also vital to keep your neurons talking to each other. Otherwise, you might find it difficult to concentrate or have memory challenges. Choose organic protein from legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils, or from the sea or organic animal sources.
#4 Eat the right carbs: Carbs get a bad rap these days because most people think of them as sugary treats, candy or fries. The truth is that fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates too, and they fuel your body with vitamins and minerals, giving you energy. Whole grains such as spelt, barley, and oats are also excellent sources of energy, along with legumes such as chickpeas and lentils.
#5 Think green: The fastest way to fuel your body is to drink fresh green juice. You’ll feel a surge of happiness and energy because the vitamins and minerals go straight to your cells. When you’re tired from lack of sleep, ongoing stress, or feeling overwhelmed, try a green drink instead of a caffeine fix for a healthy shot of energy.
#6 Clean up your gut: The saying goes that you are what you eat. But science now shows that you are what you absorb. This means that your body can only use what it assimilates. If your gut is not working properly, undigested food particles can wreak havoc with how your brain and body function. You may have intolerances to certain foods without realizing it. Wheat, dairy, soy and corn are common foods that people have trouble digesting and absorbing, which can lead to fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, and chronic illnesses. Consult a health professional if you suffer from any ongoing issues, to see if your gut may be the problem.
#7 Read labels: All packaged food have labels. Find out what’s in that box, jar or can. Most additives are not there for your health, but to make the products last longer on the store shelves. Popular additives such as MSG are called excitotoxins, and over time they damage your brain. Sugar, salt, and oils make products tasty, but along with artificial coloring and flavoring, they are damaging to your health. Fresh organic produce doesn’t have a list of ingredients, so opt for that whenever you can. These tips may take some time to implement, but changing even one thing is a move in the right direction.
Buy 21 Days to Happiness today to create a happier more satisfying life.
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Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! She has an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec. Visit her online at www.keladacc.ca