Tuesday, November 28, 2017

21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Happiness by Ingrid Kelada (Book Review & Giveaway!)

I strongly believe in positive thinking. That's why I appreciate books such as Ingrid Kelada's 21 Days to Happiness. Need to get a gift for that person in your life who is struggling? This one's perfect. Read what I thought of the book and then scroll down for a chance to win a copy!

Book Details:

Book Title: 21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Happiness
Author: Ingrid Kelada
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 230 pages
Genre: Motivational, self-help
Publisher: Wellness Ink
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2017
Content Rating: G (The subject is intended more for adults, but there's no explicit language or content.)

Book Description:

Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!

For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation.

Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple.

Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:

Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness.
Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.

The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help you master these new habits. At the end of three weeks, along with increased happiness, you’ll find you’ve become more:

• productive
• focused
• patient
• energetic
• healthy
• motivated
• positive

Happiness is a choice. A daily decision to choose happy can be easy, fun and rewarding. With this book, in just a few minutes per day, you can practice one new happiness habit, add resources to your arsenal, and jot down your notes in the journal section.

Buy 21 Days to Happiness today to create a happier more satisfying life.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I strongly believe in positive thinking. It's what has gotten me through tough times and what helps me on a daily basis. But there are times when I just feel weak and cannot muster up the energy to do anything because I feel like the whole world is crashing down on me. That's when I appreciate books such as Ingrid Kelada's 21 Days to Happiness.

I've read several books on positive thinking and what I like best about this book is that although it provides stats and factual statements (which I liked learning), it is not bogged down by too many. Instead, it's a practical user-friendly book that allows you to put into practice the tips and helpful habits right away.  Within days of reading the book, I could see the difference in my mood because I was more in tune and aware as to what I could do to counteract those negative thoughts.

I now begin my day with thinking about 3 things for which I am grateful. I play music that I enjoy while I work. I watch a funny 20-minute show on Netflix with my hubby and make sure to laugh uninhibited. I've begun to read a book on minimalism and have decluttered certain parts of my home. But I run my own business and have two teen kids, so I tend to worry and I have a lot of work and stress on my plate. Kelada's practical tips on time, worry, work, and sleep are truly helpful and I am working on implementing them in my daily and weekly routine.

I'm a stickler for order and I appreciated the book's clean layout, making it easy to read. I read the digital version, which includes links to websites, apps and videos. Again, I found this information to be practical and useful. Each chapter ends with questions to ponder over the daily practice just discussed in the chapter. There is space to write your answers, much like a workbook. For this reason, I would prefer also getting the print copy so that I can use it this way. And I will get a copy for each of my kids too. The sooner they start implementing good habits, the better.

21 Days to Happiness is the kind of book I like to keep handy by my bedside so that I can read a portion every day. It's a book that can be re-read so that one can take the time to assimilate the chockful of beneficial information. I'm a firm believer in neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change. With such books as this one, a person who wants to be happy can do so by developing good daily habits that foster healthy living and happiness. This one's a keeper!

To read more reviews, please visit Ingrid Kelada's page on iRead Book Tours.

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book. I was not told how to rate or review this product. All opinions are my own.

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Meet the Author:

Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! She has an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec. Visit her online at

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ LinkedIn ~ Instagram

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  1. Thank you so much for your positive comments...this is music to my ears! You are already putting so much into practice. Involving loved ones in our daily practices is an amazing idea, as happiness habits are contagious.

  2. Thanks for this invaluable book which would provide me with a great deal of advice, and practical help.

  3. In what I now call a stunning moment of self-realization, I told my mother once that my room was always cluttered because my mind was always cluttered. Clutter is a downer for me, so I've spent much of my life unhappy, or living in a 'gray world'. I want some color in my life. It sounds like this book has many good ideas. I am implementing the "I am grateful for ... " habit today.

    1. Yeah...I don't like clutter either, and like you, when my environment is cluttered so is my mind. This book does have many useful and practical tips that are easy to implement.


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