Book Review: 50 Ways to Feel Great Today

In the introduction, this book begins with a question:

Are you down and troubled?

Well, if you’re a mom, most likely you feel down and troubled once in a while!  The authors write that they want to help, not with easy answers or pious platitudes, but with 50 simple and inexpensive suggestions to boost your mood immediately.   Sound good? 

The fifty ideas vary greatly, from accentuating the positives to flying a kite to immersing yourself in nature.  There are some creative suggestions in the book like planning a treasure hunt for your child.  Other ideas are common and familiar (watching an inspiring movie, taking a nap) but the catch is…when was the last time you actually did one of these things?  My husband and I hadn’t been to the movies in months, but we recently enjoyed a date night and the movie, “The Blind Side.”

If you want some ideas old and new to inspire you to enjoy your life, this is a great resource book.  It makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one who needs a pick-me-up.  You don’t have to read each chapter because some of the topics won’t appeal to you.  But others will – for me, I grativated to chapters titled, “Name That Feeling – Before It Becomes a Mood” and “Save Your Day with a Nap.” 

Like all self help books, the outcome is really up to you.  If you take one or more of the ideas and run with it, you will feel great today as the book title promises! 

Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy of the book to review.  Available now at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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