THIS Book Helped Me Become a Healthier, Happier Version of Myself in Just One Month

I'm generally a pretty positive person. I try not to let life get me down when things don't go my way, but that wasn't the case this past year.

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Negative thoughts pretty much consumed my life in 2016, making it difficult for me to find my happy place.

Wanting to get out of this dejected headspace, I vowed to do everything humanly possible to be upbeat in the new year.

From taking up meditation to going on a 7-day taco cleanse, I've been partaking in tons of activities that have helped improve my outlook on life. But the one thing that I believe has really made all the difference is a handy-dandy little book called Healthy, Happy You.

Filled with 365 daily micro-actions that fall under the categories of food, mind, move and love, the book promises to make self-improvement a lot more manageable.

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I gave this book a whirl for only a month, but I definitely noticed a change in my mood within the first week. At first, I wasn't too sure how well this self-help book would work out for me. I was worried I wouldn't be able to complete the daily actions it prescribed, or that it just wouldn't be as beneficial as I hoped. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.

The first thing the book asked of me was to write down what I wanted to gain from using it. I noted that I wanted to fall in love with the world around me and ultimately achieve complete happiness.

As the days went on, I found myself looking forward to each day's unique activity. There were some that I didn't do, like buying fruit and coming up with an easy-to-follow exercise plan. But that doesn't mean I can't come back to them!

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When I did carry out the everyday tasks, I felt an instant boost in my disposition. Though they were simple to accomplish, it felt nice to do something that was improving my life. My favorite activities that I've completed so far have been going a whole day drinking only water, thanking someone in my life who makes me happy and coming up with a list of personal commandments to follow.

I'm still following the book, and I've noticed a dramatic shift in my attitude. I feel more positive and just excited about life in general. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the best version of themselves. Pick up a copy of this book to become a healthy, happy you HERE.


Speaking of being a happier and healthier, HERE's what happened when I tried a bunch of unique workouts for a month.