HAPPINESS & THE LITTLE BOOK OF LYKKE


This month I told myself that I was only going to be reading books which I already had on my shelf, but then a gorgeous little hardback arrived on my doorstep to change my mind. This book was The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking, a fantastic writer whose name you may recognise from the cover of his last bestseller, The Little Book of Hygge.

I absolutely loved The Little Book of Hygge when it first came out and Hygge was a concept which I was really excited to read and learn about. It's no secret that Copenhagen is my favourite city in the world, it's a place filled with such happiness and joy, so when I found out that The Little Book of Lykke promises to show you exactly why Denmark is often referred to as 'the worlds happiest country', I was sold.

I finished The Little Book of Lykke in just a few days and I adored it. I found that all of the ideas it shared really matched my way of thinking. Books are always that little bit better when it feels like the author is on the same wavelength that you are. The book refers to itself as 'The Danish search for the worlds happiest people'. Within its pages, it takes readers on a 'treasure hunt' not only around Denmark, but around the world, seeking out those of us who are most content with their lives and why that might be.

The book is split up into chapters covering money, health, freedom, trust and kindness. Within each of these chapters, it unearths how each of these different things can effect our moods and the best way to utilise each in order to be happy. It was really eye opening and I definitely learnt a whole load of tips on how I can strive to be a happier person. Putting my own happiness first is something that I always struggle with, but The Little Book of Lykke showed me how I can put my happiness first by also helping and connecting with other people.

My favourite thing about this book is that it's not too overwhelming. It offers you a lot of information, but it does so through picture and pretty graphs and tables, making it a really enjoyable read. I really felt like I learnt so much! I picked up a whole lot of really useful skills that I'm going to try to implement into my life to make it a little richer.

Another thing I loved about The Little Book of Lykke is that it understands the role that mental health plays in happiness. It has a little section dedicated to talking about this and it really feels like a breath of fresh air that it acknowledges not only the existence of mental illness, but how this can have an effect on our capability to feel happy.

The Little Book of Lykke is coming out on 7th September 2017 and you can pre-order it right here.


7 comments :

  1. Love this reveiw and I can't wait to read this book! I loved Little Book of Hygge and I just know the second book will be just as good.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I loved it just as much as The Little Book of Hygge - I'm sure you will too!x

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  2. I heard them talking about this book on the radio this morning and it sounded really good - now you've written about it I definitely need to read it, so thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy it!x

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  3. If I'm honest, I haven't read The Little Book of Hygge but I keep telling myself that I should, not just because the cover art is so bloomin' gorgeous, but because I think it'd probably help with my mental health. After reading this post, I think the same thing would apply to The Little Book of Lykke, so I may have to pick both of these up!

    Olivia - The Northernist x

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    1. They're both really fantastic for mental health - I've picked up some great tips from both!x

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  4. Great review. Sounds like another great book from that author, and I love the covers on these!

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