Happiness and Following the Exact Advice from a Self Help Book

So, I have found recently that I have been unhappy. Do I have a reason to be unhappy? Nope. I am incredibly blessed with a supportive family, a home, a job etc… Yet I am still unhappy. I have talked about how happiness is not about money and is actually fairly simple to find in day to day life if you have the right mindset. Which means I don’t think I have the right mindset, I have all the things I need to be happy but I am not. I am preventing myself from being happy.

If I have to be honest what I feel like is that there is a wall blocking me from being happy and as much as I bang on it and try to break it down it still won’t fall. Sometimes I get it to crack but then I sabotage myself and the cracks close up and I am back to the start. Let me give you an example, I start eating healthier because a healthier you ties in to a healthier mind and a better life. It goes well for a couple days and then I binge eat and I feel bad about myself, my mental health and self disappointment overcome me and I give up on eating healthy.

So how to break this wall that is closing me off from being happy? Well I watched a video on Youtube from a life coach and I just loved her style. I then got a free consultation call to talk about options and the cheapest one was around 2000 dollars for 30 days and the other options was around 4,000 dollars from 3 months or 6000 from 3 months. While I loved the coach I don’t have that kind of money. While we where ending the call I think she understood that there was no way I could afford even her cheapest option so she advised me to look at her online content and start a journey on my own with the help from online videos and self help books.

So I got to thinking, I want to be happier, and I have to do it on a budget. So what do I do? I will do something that used to make me happy and that I have been stopping myself from doing for no reason I can comprehend and It will hopefully give me some insight on how to be happy.

So what I decided to do was go the bookstore I work at and get a discount at, and buy some self help books. Yep the thing I used to love was reading and the thing I have stopped myself from doing for a while is letting myself read. Talk about self sabotage.

So how does this all tie in to Powered Crowd? Well one of the areas in which I want to create Positive change is in my personal life and again as is in Powered Crowds mission I want to encourage others to create positive change in their personal life as well. So what I will do is read a self help book and follow exactly what they tell me to do. I will document all this on this website and on my Youtube channel.

Is the advice in the self help book actually helpful? Will it help me achieve my goals or cause me anxiety? I guess for those answers all will be revealed with time. You will have to follow me on this journey to find out.

I hope by the end of this I will have learned more about how to help myself in my personal life and I also hope by documenting this journey I can save some time and energy for people who are looking at the best way to improve and “self- help” themselves by doing the hard work for you and giving you the facts and the tips and tricks I learned throughout this journey. I will be able to tell you what works and what doesn’t. In short I hope that by documenting this experiment I can help anyone out there who is struggling with similar things to me like self confidence, weight loss/health, mental health, happiness, how to achieve my goals, letting myself do the things I love etc..

After saying this I also think that discussion is key if we want to have a fuller picture of this following the self care books literally project I am doing. So please comment on the posts with your thoughts and ideas and engage in social media. You can use the #poweredcrowd on twitter and/or tag me @MayaLemaire . You can also tag me on Instagram @PoweredCrowd, comment on my Facebook page @poweredcrowd or comment on my Youtube channel which I have linked above.

So what books am I starting with? ( Note I am no way sponsored or payed to promote or read these books. If this ever changes throughout this experiment I will update this)

Firstly I want to work on my physical health ans self esteem so I will be reading:

  • Healthy is the New Skinny by Katie H.Willcox
  • Link to buy book here if you want to follow along
  • The book has 4 parts and I will be reading 1 part per week

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The second book I will be reading is for all the other aspects I want to work on such as mental health, increasing happiness etc. The books name is:

  • 50 Ways to Yay by Alexis Panos
  • Link to buy book here if you want to follow along.
  • This book has 50 parts and exercises and I will be doing 2 parts or more a week depending on timing.

Image result for 50 Ways to Yay by Alexis Panos

So that’s about it! The first post will be tomorrow to show you my initial thoughts and from then on I will most likely do one post a week or more depending again and what’s going on with my schedule that week!

If you want more updates and to be the first to know new information follow me on my social media

Until next time be happy, be,YOUtiful and be part of Powered Crowd for positive change!

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  1. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out! Will be looking forward to your updates!

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