Do you feel that there's room for a bit more happiness in your life?
A lot more even?
Then here's the good news: you have much more control over your happiness than you probably think. And in this book, you'll discover the often simple, but easily overlooked, steps you can take to reclaim more of those good feelings.
What's more, every single suggested action in this book has been scientifically proven to have a positive and lasting effect on happiness. There's no hype here, just plenty of real hope.
Better still, there's no need for radical life change and no complicated programme to follow.
Instead you'll find a raft of small and simple steps that will, over time, add up to a life with more pleasure and meaning - and with fewer negative emotions dragging you down.
Nobody else can make you happy. But you can. Here's all the help you need.
Daniel Freeman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University.
Jason Freeman is a writer and editor.
Daniel Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists. He is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, a Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Clinical Fellow, and a British Psychological Society Fellow, in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. Jason Freeman is a writer and editor in the areas of popular psychology and self-help. Daniel and Jason are the authors of several psychology titles including Use Your Head: A Guided Tour of the Human Mind (2010). Their work has appeared in various national newspapers and magazines, among them The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and Psychologies.
Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Committing to happiness Chapter 3: Getting the basics in place: improving your diet and sleep Chapter 4: Activities for happiness Chapter 5: Calming negative thoughts Chapter 6: Increasing positive thoughts Chapter 7: Relaxing your body and mind Chapter 8: Relationships Chapter 9: Happiness at work Chapter 10: Underlying problems: common psychological issues that fuel unhappiness Chapter 11: Becoming happier and staying happier