Book review: Happiness Is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

“Happiness Is All We Want” by Ashutosh Mishra is a motivational self-help book. And, if you like reading such books, I believe that you will find it at least useful.

The author tries to cover all the things in life that contribute to our happiness and well-being. He successfully organizes all this information into three parts: body, mind, and spirit. His writing style is articulate, conversational, direct and easy to read.

What I appreciated most, it is his practical and realistic approach for a such a vague subject like happiness. For this purpose, Ashutosh Mishra uses some understandable techniques (practical tips, waken up stories, tech traps, smart well-being capsule, etc.)  At the end of the book, there is a table with Smart Wellbeing Capsule activities and useful resources. The book gives specific guidelines. That’s why it manages to fulfill its primary goal as a self-help book, which is to inspire and motivate. I guess that the author’s studies in Mechanical Engineer and Mangement and his corporate career as a senior banker with global banks were crucial for this result.

For example, I had read in the past many things about meditation. But, I had poorly practiced it. I always waited the right moment in the right place with the right mood that actually rarely happened. But with this book was different. I finished the specific chapter and I tried to meditate. I was motivated instantly. And, this is a big deal for a self-help book.

The same pragmatical notion is expressed in other chapters of the book about exercise and nutrition. Even in the difficult part of spirituality. Ashutosh Mishra shares his personal experiences as well as stories of others in order to spotlight self-discipline and action. The book ends with the most insightful way. Our work for happiness and well-being should be systematic, well-organized, conscious and it should start from us.

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I read Happiness Is All We Want” by Ashutosh Mishra for free in exchange for my honest, personal and subjective review. I want to thank the author, Ashutosh Mishra, and the BookTasters for this great life-changing opportunity.

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