- Title Happy
- Author Fearne Cotton
- Year 2017
- Genres Nonfiction, Self help, Health
For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result, we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb, it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises, simple practical ideas and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock that inner happiness.
A good book, this one, a guide to living life in a calm and happy fashion - acknowledging that there are bad times as well but they can be dealt with. Fearne leads us through various topics, like being kind to your body, meditations, recipes, good friends, work/life balance, with a scattering of activities to be that bit more interactive.
It’s a bit frothy for my tastes, and whilst Fearne does brush over how these things have affected her life, there aren’t that many details to feel like you’re really connecting. However, I do think it’s a good book to hang around on your coffee table, if only so you can pick it up when you’re having a low moment and remember that a) this too shall pass, b) you’re not alone, and c) you can just sit and do what you want to do. That’s allowed.
Rating: 3 / 5