Happy Habits

50 Science-Backed Rituals to Adopt (or Stop) to Boost Health and Happiness

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50 habits to start (or stop!) right now in order to be happier, healthier, less stressed, and more productive—from the best-selling author and happiness expert behind Think Happy.

Forming new habits can improve your mood and invigorate your daily routine, but you’ve gotta figure out which ones to adopt or drop. How can you successfully create habits—and what new habits will actually increase your happiness and fulfillment?

Wellness expert Karen Salmansohn to the rescue! Happy Habits presents fifty habits that span body, mind, relationships, work, home, and play. Karen shares the tools you need to master fundamental habits (daily meditation; practicing gratitude), surprising happiness-boosting techniques (crying regularly; strategic complaining), and tips for easily incorporating new habits into your daily life. Filled with fascinating studies and simple rituals, this illustrated guide offers fun, accessible ways to uplift your life.

Under the Cover

An excerpt from Happy Habits


The Psychology of Habit Formation

You might think you mindfully choose whatever you do on a given day—but think again.

Around 40 to 45 percent of your daily actions are actually preprogrammed habits.

So, doesn’t it make sense to prep your brain with really, really good habit programming?

The better these 40 to 45 percent preprogrammed daily habits are—the better your entire life will be.

So . . .

• You need to make sure you’re NOT programmed to do lots of self-sabotaging, unhealthy, unloving, negative habits.

• You need to make sure you ARE programmed to do lots of healthy, loving, successful, positive habits each day.

Because the sum of your habits has such influence on your life, in order to boost your overall happiness, you gotta tweak the habits you do most often!

No worries! I’m here to help.

The fifty habits in this book are simple, repeatable actions for you to adopt—or drop—to increase your happiness!

- About the author -

Karen Salmansohn is the bestselling author and book packager of more than 25 books for adults and tweens with more than 1 million copies sold. She has worked as an image consultant, serving clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen Media, and L'Oreal. She has been a featured happiness expert on the Today show, The View, CNN, Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher, and has written for Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, and The Huffington Post. She and her work have been covered by the New York Times, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, TimeMarie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, and the New Yorker.

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