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The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout For Strengthening Happiness

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One of the biggest myths in our society is that you can simply choose to be happy whenever you want, even in spite of challenging circumstances. Or, that happiness is a byproduct of making more money, falling in love, or being successful. But modern research says this is an illusion. Happiness is not sustained through achievements. Rather, it is the result of having strong ...more
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published December 30th 2014 by L&G Publishing (first published November 7th 2014)
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Tina
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great quick read.
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Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meditation
There is a surprising amount of timeless wisdom packed into this short book.

I believe Light Watkins is exactly right: Happiness is not a choice, but is the byproduct of certain actions you can implement and certain perspectives you can adopt.

This is an important message for people who futilely try to will themselves to be happy and then grow frustrated when they inevitably fail.

Not surprisingly, meditation is a keystone of Watkins’ program.

So is keeping a daily gratitude journal, be it on pape
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Kelli Saginak
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading and enjoying "Bliss More," I was eager to read "The Inner Gym." I prefer Light's "get to the point" inspiring, yet direct writing style and stories. Although a "weekly" read, "The Inner Gym" is a quick guide to creating a daily spiritual practice. The workouts are simple, yet not easy; they will stretch you depending on your current inner workouts. For example, I've been meditating daily for years, yet my giving and receiving practices have needed strengthening. Therefore growing t ...more
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Good ideas for helping yourself be happier.
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Happiness takes work and its on you.
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“Daily life makes us all susceptible to accumulating stress, mostly due to the non-stop demands and pressures of juggling work, home and personal responsibilities. This stress revs up the nervous system, causing the brain to flood the body with hormones that trigger overreacting, irrational thinking, and even insomnia. After years of unavoidable exposure to the stress reaction with no defense, the nervous system can become severely deteriorated, leaving us defenseless against mental or physical illness and disease.iv As it happens, meditation has been proven as one of the greatest counter-stress solutions.v When practiced daily, meditation can help to restore balance and re-supply much-needed rest to your physiology. Common side effects of daily meditation are increased energy and feelings of contentedness and inner happiness.vi” 1 likes
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