Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review but all opinions below are my own and I was not compensated for this post.
Happy Friday! I’m going to pat myself on the back for doing two book reviews in one month! Today I’m participating in the Friday Five link up with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!. Today I want to share 5 reasons you should read Think Happy by Karen Salmansohn.
Karen Salmansohn describes her books as “self help for people who wouldn’t be caught dead doing self help”. I love this! I feel like I totally fit into this category. At the end of last year, I did a review for another one of Karen’s books, The Instant Happy Journal. I was so impressed that I purchased another copy for a giveaway, and I’ve done the same thing this time! You can enter my giveaway at the end of this post!
This book was just released earlier this month so I was very excited to read it! I’m starting to realize that it’s important for me to repeat positive mantras to myself while going through this marathon training process. It’s definitely not easy, but keeping a positive mindset has really helped, especially when it’s 1,000 degrees outside and the last thing I want to do is run!
I love that the author gives 5 positive things to say for each category in the book. These categories include:
5 things to say when trying something new
5 things to say when feeling grumpy
5 things to say when dealing with major challenges
5 things to say when faced with failures
5 things to say to improve your “self-love life”
5 things to say when dealing with toxic people
5 things to say when you feel stressed out
5 things to say when looking for and maintaining love
5 things to say when you need to forgive and forget
5 things to say to motivate yourself to go for your dreams
I’m all about finding motivation anywhere I can! I love that the categories are so diverse because depending on my mood, I can quickly flip through and find some really great quotes.
It’s a quick read
Let’s face it, we are all short on time so sometimes a good, quick read can be much appreciated! It took me less than an hour to get through the entire book. Just because it was quick to read, doesn’t mean that it’s not full of information. If you need a pick-me-up, there are tons of quotes in the book that would do that for you.
I know that e-books are popular, but if I’m reading a book, I want to physically feel it in my hands and turn the pages. I know this may seem weird to some people but call me old school 🙂 The great thing about this book is that it’s pretty small and it’s only 128 pages. It’s the perfect size to fit in your purse, backpack or book bag and would make a great read if you’re traveling as well.
5 Things to say to motivate yourself to go for your dreams
This is by far my favorite chapter in the book! When I saw this it just screamed “NYC Marathon” to me. My favorite quote in this category? “Think of life as a competition with yourself to become extraordinary” AMEN! I loved this one so much that I made a copy of it to display on my desk at work. When training, you have to keep a quote like this in the back of your mind to put it all in perspective.
Does all of this sound good to you? If so, enter my giveaway below!
Giveaway ends on Friday, September 2. GOOD LUCK!!
Also, don’t forget to enter my RXBAR giveaway!