By Tal Ben-Shahar. What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller. Our time here is precious and finite. How do you want to live it — by pursuing your dreams regardless of the outcome — or tamping down your. Choose the Life You Want by Tal Ben-Shahar, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar

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Drawing on the latest psychological research, this book walks us through choices we make throughout our lives. What choices will create this kind of life? I occasionally like to read books on psychology, to understand what makes humans tick and to live a more mindful life. Dec 10, Dianne Oliver rated it it was ok Shelves: For instance, we take it for granted that our feelings are what they are and cannot be altered; we react to someone else’s behavior automatically without considering alternative options; we are faced with the same situation over and over again and respond in the same way over and over again–as if no other course of action were available to us.

I can choose whether to sit up straight or stooped; whether to say a warm word to my partner or give her a sour look; whether to appreciate my health, my friend, and my lunch, or to take these for granted; whether to choose to choose or to remain oblivious to the choices that are there for the making. Touches a lot on mindfulness. Sign Up to become a member and get instant access. It is sort of like a devotional but without the Christian piece.

These posters are often used in schools to teach children to recognize their feelings and express them in a safe and healthy way. If we know all of this, and I, for one, have heard them all, known them for years, and believe them to be true why do we not take the blessed advice?!? Description What kind of life do you want for yourself?


It doesn’t adhere to a calendar, however, so you can read as much as you like or as little as you can stand. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I tend to be leery and dismissive of self-help books, but the crazy title grabbed my attention while perusing GoodReads giveaways, and then I became intrigued by the substantial street creds of the author.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Ben-Shahar obtained his BA and PhD from Harvard, and for the last fifteen years has been teaching leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences all over the world. Think this book as a training plan for practical mindfulness.

I would really like a bigger story for the chapters.

Choose the Life You Want

This a great book for anyone wanting to live a more purposeful life. I like that the chapters are short and straight to the point, and include a short story to drive the message home to the reader.

We assume that our thoughts and actions and feelings are inevitable, that we do not have a choice, when in fact we do. Aristotle research by Daniel Gilbert demonstrates that people who shop on an empty stomach will buy more than will people who shop when they are satiated. See 1 question about Choose the Life You Want…. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This is then followed by a a short description and b an illustration in the form of an example or parable.

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Choose the Life You Want: The Way to Lasting Happiness Moment by Moment by Tal Ben-Shahar

While some chpose may touch upon the same aspect of life, they approach it from varying perspectives. One of my favourite writers on positive psychology, Tal Ben-Shahar, has written another winner with this book. Many people are mindlessly walking through life, working from limiting thoughts, living in the past or in the future — but not in the present.


It’s a good book, but if you like me have read a lot of other books on self-improvement, then there’s not much new things you find here. Modern Classic wwant Spirit. Jan 15, Alexandra Zhukovskaya rated it liked it. Liked how the changes suggested are all things that we can do right now and in our own u A really good read! The most transformational Big Ideas from of chiose greatest personal growth books at your fingertips and eyes and ears.

Optimize every facet of your life. Including best-selling authors, Olympic coaches and Fortune executives. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. There are many personal experiences. Lists with This Book. This book will not only change the way you think about your life, but how you choose to live it.

Our time here is precious and finite. Jan 20, Rubina rated it really liked it Shelves: These are the small choices we make every day that can lead to frustration or contentment.

Somewhere from childhood to adulthood, as a result of tje slings and arrows of life, we may learn to suppress our uncomfortable feelings as a form of self-protection. Every moment of our waking lives we face choices whose cumulative effect on us is just as great, if not greater, than the effect of the big decisions.

Almost hokey is its style first person then urban myrh sytle example however its a great primer and I am goi g to give it to my tweens to read as I think they will get in and goodness knows I am already seeing that we could do wirh some self awareness and positive action to disciple self as we head into tbe teenage years Be a person that fills buckets.

How can he wish a thing like that? But it is painfully slow when knowledge is to be applied to modify our own habits and desires.