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Sunday, 7 February 2021

#BookReview THE HAPPY MEDIUM by ANNMARIE O'CONNOR #AudiobookReview

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

The speed of modern culture combined with the hyper-connectivity of technology has shifted our perspective from good enough to never enough. We are now primed to expect more, to aspire to better, and to want nothing less than the best.

The reality? It s making us miserable.

So if you d like to swap the weight of having it all for having more with less, then get ready: it s time to discover your happy medium.

This isn t a mantra of mediocrity. Rather, it s about finding balance in a full-throttle culture.

Offering a paradigm-shifting manifesto for Generation Burn-out, The Happy Medium will help you gain perspective and get rid of unsustainable expectations of what constitutes a life well lived.

You ll discover what you really need so you can get more of what you actually want, and begin to define your happiness on your own terms.


MY REVIEW

I listened to the audioversion of this book.

I found this to be a really enjoyable listen, full of lots of tips and hints to lighten the load on ourselves on a daily basis! It's so easy to be bogged down in all that we don't have, or what we're not doing, instead of concentrating on what we do have and what we have achieved, and in this book the author does a great job of making you feel like you're not alone in feeling so overwhelmed by all that life throws your way and it's all about finding balance and perspective.

A lot of the hints seem to focus around social media and the internet! We are constantly comparing ourselves to others and there's no escape from it with 24/7 internet, so taking time away from being online, posting less and stopping the notifications are helpful ways to break us from that almost incessant need to 'check in' and check others out!

She includes different exercises to try to help change your routine and outlook on life which I found quite helpful, as well as lots of little tips to make you see things a little differently instead of always feeling 'less than' or that you're not doing enough.

Happiness in an inside job and this book helps you realise that no matter how much you chase that elusive feeling of perfection and 'having it all', it won't happen until you are thankful for what you have.

★★★

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