Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Review: 50 Ways To Feel Great Today

We all feel stressed, worried, or anxious at one time or another. Sometimes our circumstances, and even things that are out of our control, can wreak havoc on our spirits. Changing how we feel often begins with a small thing. Listening to a beautiful song. Enjoying a sunset. Making a happy memory. This unique book helps you discover how to beat stress, ward off worry, and banish the blues.

50 Ways to Feel Great Today offers medically and scientifically sound advice for giving a blah mood the boot. These time-tested ideas are simple and often low or no cost. While no "happy" pill exists, the activities in this book let you become your own helping hand.

Why not give one a try today? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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I don't know about you, but Winter really takes it out of me. I miss the sunshine, warmth and long summer days. I feel cooped up inside all day and cabin fever abounds. My mood is easily affected and I hate it.

So when the opportunity came along to review 50 Ways To Feel Great Today, I jumped at the chance to do so.

Each tip has its own chapter, beginning with a quote and included examples or stories that go along with the tip.

It's full of great ideas like:

"Kidnap" Someone You Love
Plan A Treasure Hunt For A Child You Care About
Make Someone Laugh
Unplug Your Gadgets And Read A Good Book
Watch An Inspiring Movie
Pamper Yourself
Transport Yourself With Music

Each tip is listed in the table of contents, so the reader can just review the list to choose one without having to read the entire book. This works out well if you don't have a lot of time to read.

I'll be honest with you, I wasn't expecting much. I'm not one who buys self-help books because I don't think they're all that helpful. But this book kind of surprised me. It's full of sweet, simple and inexpensive ways to boost your mood. It wasn't a fluffy read as so many of these types of books can be. There's actually a lot to it.

I appreciated that it was written by Christians, with a Christian perspective. It was nice to read a "self-help" book that wasn't from a New Age perspective. Very refreshing.

I'd certainly recommend this book to anyone looking to lift their mood, or even to boost their creativity. I can see myself using this book as a learning tool for my children, taking one tip a week and turning it into an adventure.

And let's face it, what child doesn't love an adventure? ;-)

Available now at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.



  1. Thanks for sharing this book! This is just what I need. Plus, I like the fact that it was written with a Christian perspective. Great review!

  2. Sounds like an awesome book! I love that it's a Christian perspective too, how cool. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I think I'm gonna get me this book tomorrow.

  4. Cop Mama & Laura - if I'm going to read a book like this and use any of it, it has to have a Christian perspective. I'm not interested in new age you can fix it yourself garbage.

    Dawn ~ Let me know what you think