Seriously HAPPY: 10 life-changing philosophy lessons from Stoicism to Zen to supercharge your mindset (Hardcover)

Seriously HAPPY: 10 life-changing philosophy lessons from Stoicism to Zen to supercharge your mindset By Ben Aldridge, Debbie Foy (Editor) Cover Image
By Ben Aldridge, Debbie Foy (Editor)
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Seriously Happy is a highly practical self-help guide exploring 10 life-changing lessons based on teachings of the ancient philosophers. 

YA readers are encouraged to discover how Stoicism can improve your mental resilience; the calming, meditative influence of Zen; the decision-making prowess of Aristotle or the confidence-boosting ideas of the Cynic philosophers.

As a young man, author Ben Aldridge struggled with debilitating anxiety and self-doubt, until he discovered Stoicism and other philosophieswhichhelped him restore balance, peace, and contentment in his life. In this book, Ben shares over 20 practicalchallenges rooted in ancient philosophy that will power upyour focus and confidence, improve your critical thinking, build mental resilience, and embrace happiness.

The challenges are based on ancient philosophical ideas – such as 'shame attacking', facing your fears, and appreciating the small things in life – as well as the ancient arts of Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong, and meditation. Seriously Happy shows how to harness the power of ancient philosophies to deal with the real-world stress and anxieties of today.

·         – Learn to master a growth mindset and face your fears with fun tasks and challenges such as ‘the banana walk’, inspired by Cynic philosophers.

·         – Get curious, question everything, and power up your critical thinking like Socrates.

·         – Learn how to make good life choices inspired by Aristotle’sGolden Mean.

·         – Train your mind and embrace discomfort with cold-water therapy or digital fasting like Buddhist teachers.

·         – Increase your mental resilience by keeping a setback diary like the Stoics.

·         – Power up your focus & concentrationwith a walking meditation inspired by Zen philosophy.

·         – Protect your wellbeing by practising Tai Chi and being in nature like the Taoists.

 Be calm, be confident, and be (seriously) happy!

About the Author


Ben Aldridge is a teacher, author, and speaker on philosophy, comfort zones, mental health, and adventure. He is the author of How to Control the UncontrollableHow to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, and the Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Cards. Ben has spoken to audiences around the world, appeared on TV and radio, and has been interviewed on high-profile podcasts. His books have been translated into 6 languages and featured on a variety of best-seller lists.

His message encourages others to build resilience by stepping outside of their comfort zones in a host of different ways. His methods and thinking are inspired by ancient Greek philosophy and modern psychology.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780711297807
ISBN-10: 0711297800
Publisher: Holler
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English