Summary: Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.
*I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review! Thanks to Lana Grace Riva for the opportunity!*
My Thoughts: I love a good self-help book. I am a generally happy person, and love using books like this one to help re-inspire me. Happier Thinking is a super easy and fast read (it’s only about 40 pages), and was a perfect little pick me up amid the stresses of every day life. Riva clearly states that she is not a psychology expert, but a normal person who has dealt with negativity and unhappiness and discovered some tricks that worked for her. The book focuses on training your mind to dwell on the positive instead of the negative thoughts that can take over our minds, and she gives several ideas for how you can start that work (some of which I found that I already try to practice myself). She has some really great ideas and insightful thoughts, all in a hilarious and relatable voice. She makes the information fun and accessible, while bringing awareness to our thoughts and the control we actually have over our own mindsets. This booklet is, by no means, an in depth study or discussion on the how and why of mindfulness, but it is a great starting point for anyone looking to brighten their thoughts.