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The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction
This book offers a blueprint for achieving a happier, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. At the center is the formation of a Positive Addiction. Research — scientific and anecdotal — shows that just as a negative addiction usually becomes the North Star for a person’s life, causing shame, isolation, and loss of control, a Positive Addiction can become the North Star that points in a different direction: toward greater peace, fulfillment, and optimism. And, further, we know that a Positive Addiction takes just 30 days to establish, to take root so that it can grow.
Authors, Jeffrey K Zeig and Joan Neehall, both psychologists, have worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to enhance their lives, to expand their options. The current approach is culled from their years of professional experience as well as from their research into the work of thought leaders in the worlds of Neurobiology, motivation, sociology, and positive addiction.
The perspectives and activities in the book are designed to help individuals to identify their strengths while also accounting for idiosyncrasies and resistances. Thus, the plan doesn’t care how lethargic your spirit and body, or how ambivalent you have been in the past, it asks only that you start exactly where you are, even to anticipate manageable little failures along the way and then to keep going. Once your Positive Addiction is selected — whether a new activity or something reclaimed from long ago — it becomes an anchor for positive change on every level. Imagine how reshaping your days to make time for a part of you not yet explored or one that has been left behind can enrich every part of life. What will your Positive Addiction be? Will you paint, or walk, or study Renaissance fashion, or practice French, or explore clean eating, or investigate yoga, or plant a wildflower garden, or, or, or … ?
Imagine. Envision. Do. The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction
“The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction is a wise, practical, effective program that can literally change your life in a month.”
— Daniel G. Amen
Author of Memory Rescue and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“Reading this book is like having the authors as trusted and informed friends leading you step-by-step on the path to greater happiness. Of course, you have to do the work, but the quizzes and exercises are fun. Along with achieving new, positive, life-affirming habits, you’re going to learn more about yourself than you can possibly imagine.”
— Harriet Lerner
Author of The Dance of Anger and Why Won’t You Apologize?
“If you’ve ever felt as if you’ve been spinning your wheels and going nowhere fast, this book will give you the traction you need to transform your life! In this refreshingly down-to-earth and enlightening book, authors Zeig and Neehall challenge us to break free from destructive habits that prevent us from getting the most out of life, and harness this energy to create new, more productive ways of thinking and behaving. Their step-by-step, 30-day program for learning how to replace enervating behaviors with life-sustaining ones, both instructs and inspires. It is a must-read for anyone wanting more joy in life.”
— Michele Weiner-Davis
“I love the idea of POSITIVE ADDICTIONS taking the place of the negative addictions we treat every day.”
— John Gottman
Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
“Jeff Zeig’s knowledge, empathy, intelligence, and innovative approach to supporting human beings in their challenges are unrivaled. This book with Joan Neehall — its insights and wise guidance — has the power to both support and evolve the recovery movement itself. Each page is drenched with healing opportunities.”
— Alanis Morrisette
Singer, Songwriter, Podcaster, Activist