Become a much happier version of yourself!
Lasting Happiness in Uncertain Times is a new and entirely actionable approach to your journey to a personality that is resilient, confident and reliably happy.
“… a book that is refreshing, appealing and draws the reader
deeper into their quest to experience true joy.”
Dr Graham Costello, B.A., Grad Dip, M.Sc., D.Phil.
Bruce Alexander MA expertly distils recent breakthrough findings in the science of happiness into 20 acquirable life skills that equip and empower your personal journey to a more enjoyable life experience.
The book expertly combines current research in psychology and neuroscience in a revealing answer to two questions vital for anyone seeking more joy in their life:
Is there a difference in naturally happy people? Can we be like them once we know?
The answer is clearly revealed 20 scientifically-based habits of thought and emotionally nourishing skills that enable anyone to build authentic happiness that doesn’t rely on favourable circumstances or a change of luck.
Naturally happy people have most of these qualities already. Maybe they were born with them, but you can acquire them on your own initiative. There will never be a better time than now when many aspects of modern life appear so uncertain.
“… a reliable antidote for the particular challenges of the Covid 19 aftermath.”
Dr Graeme Smith B.Ec (Hons), B.D, M.A (Hons), Ph.D
Traditional solutions for restoring happiness such as ‘positive thinking’ or ‘just believing in yourself’ or 'expecting a miracle' or 'raising your hopes' are no answer for the uncertainties of the present era.
Lasting Happiness in Uncertain Times clearly explains the encouraging habits of thought and constructive actions that equip you to confront the sources of discouragement and navigate a clear pathway to a happier version of yourself.
“Listen closely when you read. You won’t want to miss anything.”
Dr Scott E Dobbs B.Comm (Hons 1), L.L.B., Ph.D
Bruce Alexander writes with compassion for those whose journey to recovering joy is uniquely personal. Disappointment or sorrow may have entered your life. But you, if anyone, stand in need of the 20 life skills that equip you to refocus your mind on the future and move ahead of grief and loss.
Some of the life skills you will gain are mental tools: preventing unhappy memories from jumping into your mind, recapturing the joyful imagination of your childhood and learning to spend more thinking time celebrating your ideal future.
Others are emotionally nourishing actions: adopting the characteristics of people you admire to respect yourself more, learning to forgive, finding new meaning in everyday activities and growing your ‘goodwill bank account’ to build a supportive social circle.
Importantly, these acquirable new life skills accelerate each other. Mastering one skill equips you to acquire the next, until you build an emotional repertoire bigger than life’s disappointments and more appreciative of its opportunities for joy.
Make no mistake, it is your personality you’re changing. You’ll still be you by the end of this book. But you will be a much happier version of yourself!