The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life

The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life

by Martha Beck
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The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Martha Beck

Welcome to The Joy Diet, a menu of ten behaviors you can add to your way of living and thinking to enhance every day’s journey through the unpredictable terrain of your existence. You can add these behaviors gradually and watch your life become steadily more vivid and satisfying. Or you can go on a “crash Joy Diet” to help you navigate life’s emergencies.
The ten menu items are:

• Nothing: Do nothing for fifteen minutes a day. Stop mindlessly chasing goals and figure out which goals are worth going after.

• Truth: Create a moment of truth to help you unmask what you’re hiding—from others and from yourself.

• Desire: Identify, articulate, and explore at least one of your heart’s desires—and learn how to let yourself want what you want.

• Creativity: Learn six new ways to develop at least one new idea to help you obtain your heart’s desire.

• Risk: Take one baby step toward reaching your goal. The only rule is it has to scare the pants off you.

• Treats: Give yourself a treat for every risk you take and two treats just because you’re you. No exceptions. No excuses.

• Play: Take a moment to remember your real life’s work and differentiate it from the games you play to achieve it. Then play wholeheartedly.

• Laughter: Laugh at least thirty times a day. Props encouraged.

• Connection: Use your Joy Diet skills to interact with someone who matters to you.

• Feasting: Enjoy at least three square feasts a day, with or without food.

No matter what your long-term goals are, The Joy Diet, written with Martha Beck’s inimitable blend of
wisdom, practical guidance, and humor, will help you achieve the immediate gift of joyful living in the here
and now. Begin your journey today.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307453143
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 350,925
File size: 549 KB

About the Author

Martha Beck, Ph.D., is a life coach and monthly columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine. She has taught career development at the American Graduate School of International Management and was research assistant to Dr. John Kotter at Harvard Business School. She is the author of the bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live and the memoir Expecting Adam. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.MarthaBeck.com.


From the Hardcover edition.

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The Joy Diet 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Grainy More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING!!! I appreciate how well Martha put together the contents and ideas of her Joy Diet! I have been doing these things here and there in my life, but after reading this book I have been given the support that I needed to be free and be me! :D My husband said that he likes this book because of the happiness and joy that it has help put back in my life! I recommend this book to anyone I can that is trying to live the best life they can! :)  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! It was such a soul enriching read :)
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