The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
Welcome to The Joy Diet, a menu of ten behaviors you can add to your way of living and thinking to enhance every day’s journey through the unpredictable terrain of your existence. You can add these behaviors gradually and watch your life become steadily more vivid and satisfying. Or you can go on... show more
Welcome to The Joy Diet, a menu of ten behaviors you can add to your way of living and thinking to enhance every day’s journey through the unpredictable terrain of your existence. You can add these behaviors gradually and watch your life become steadily more vivid and satisfying. Or you can go on a “crash Joy Diet” to help you navigate life’s emergencies.The ten menu items are:• Nothing: Do nothing for fifteen minutes a day. Stop mindlessly chasing goals and figure out which goals are worth going after.• Truth: Create a moment of truth to help you unmask what you’re hiding—from others and from yourself.• Desire: Identify, articulate, and explore at least one of your heart’s desires—and learn how to let yourself want what you want.• Creativity: Learn six new ways to develop at least one new idea to help you obtain your heart’s desire.• Risk: Take one baby step toward reaching your goal. The only rule is it has to scare the pants off you.• Treats: Give yourself a treat for every risk you take and two treats just because you’re you. No exceptions. No excuses.• Play: Take a moment to remember your real life’s work and differentiate it from the games you play to achieve it. Then play wholeheartedly.• Laughter: Laugh at least thirty times a day. Props encouraged.• Connection: Use your Joy Diet skills to interact with someone who matters to you.• Feasting: Enjoy at least three square feasts a day, with or without food.No matter what your long-term goals are, The Joy Diet, written with Martha Beck’s inimitable blend of wisdom, practical guidance, and humor, will help you achieve the immediate gift of joyful living in the here and now. Begin your journey today.
Publish date: May 6th 2003
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
A good self-help book which I could really have done with about 20 years ago when I started work. Now that i'm retired, it's less relevant but it contains a lot of very good advice about how to enjoy life more and put worries behind us. Recommended to all who feel that they're not getting the most o...
Sociologist and life coach Martha Beck's The Joy Diet is a practical list of life improvement techniques. Ranging from meditating daily to making sure you laugh at least 30 times, Beck provides a list of 10 different ways to make life more joyful.I enjoyed reading this brief book, which not only pr...