BOOK REVIEW: HAPPINESS IS ALL WE WANT BY ASHUTOSH MISHRA


Book Blurb: Today, we are leading our lives in mindless pursuit, unable even to articulate what we are pursuing. We are unhappy even after achieving what we desire. Happiness is all we want! suggests that the source of peace and happiness is within us, if we know the secret. the book’s objective is to help us unlock that secret and attain a high level of overall well-being in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life and be the healthiest we can be, mentally and physically. A wide variety of tools and techniques are explained in simple language. Many real life experiences of the author as well as other people are interspersed through the book. Demystifying the spiritual aspect of wellbeing, this book integrates it with your life objectives. You can immensely improve not only the peace and happiness in your life but your beauty and appearance as well.


REVIEW:

A self-help book works at a level where it reminds you of what you need to do and what you need to stop doing. Self-help books gives you the positive nagging that can potentially put you on a track that takes you to your destination, i.e. Happiness. Sometimes they make you stop and think and observe your daily actions. Happiness is All We Want by Author Ashutosh Mishra, is one such book. This book focus on attaining Happiness and Peace by first working on overall well-being which includes- Physical, Mental and Spiritual Well-being. Author has presented very useful techniques for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. These techniques explained are easy to follow in our busy lives and these simple techniques can bring a big change. To explain these techniques author has skillfully put all his knowledge in this book. Author used the personal anecdotes and have also shared small anecdotes of people who suffered and recovered by following these useful techniques. I enjoyed reading the experiences and examples he shared.

Our busy modern life, brings changes in lifestyle which may be harmful and leads to personal neglect. Author says, personal neglect is growing at an alarming rate which needs to be addressed seriously. He also says that we are always running to achieve one milestone after other and neglect our personal development. He also explains that these milestones we want to achieve are a mirage, though an important external motivator.

Suggested useful and practical tips and methods in this book motivated me to work on my physical,mental and spiritual well-being. This book taught me how to take out some time to work on my personal growth and how small techniques given in the book can become part of my everyday routine and how can they benefit me in the long run. I already started doing few things based on author's advice immediately after reading the book. One such is making wishlist and it's revision everyday. Then making exercise part of my day, mindfulness in every activity, taking out time for me, including meditation and reading spiritual books. It is very important to focus on spiritual well-being to attain a peaceful state and balanced soul.

RATING: 5/5.

I would strongly recommend this book to all my readers. I would like to thank author for writing this great book that inspired me to find real happiness inside me by following SWC (Smart Well-being Capsules ). Afterall, Happiness Is All We Want. :)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ashutosh is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Delhi. In his corporate career of sixteen years, he has been a senior banker with global banks like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and is currently with ANZ Bank. With gruelling work schedule and plenty of business travel, he was fortunate to realise the importance of health and wellbeing early on. He learnt and practiced many tools and techniques for his own wellbeing while balancing the demands of a high profile career and a lovely family. Based on his experiences over last couple of decades, he has developed a framework for comprehensive wellness with a fresh perspective.


Comments

Shannon Boyce said…
This sounds like a really interesting book! I actually enjoy self help books a lot, as they can be very motivating.
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Mayank Jha said…
Nice review. I actually have just finished reading it and can't agree more with everything you said!
Anonymous said…
I have also gone through this marvellous self help book with several SWC. I fully enjoyed this book and comments shared are true to words.
Best wishes for the readers and thanks to the author.
Dr. Sandeep Jatwa said…
Wonderful review, it raised my curiosity to read this book. I agree that we should give ourselves some time. I will surely read this book and will follow it.
Thanks a lot, Vandana. If readers follow some of these things, it will do wonders!

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