Find Your Joy: A Powerful Self-Care Journal to Help You Thrive (Paperback)
Get happy with the simple yet powerful practices in this beautiful guided journal—grounded in the new science of positive psychology.
We all want to spark joy in our lives, and this attractive and practical guided journal takes you on a journey of inner discovery. You’ll learn to cultivate self-compassion, savor small pleasures, practice forgiveness, explore mindfulness, and express gratitude. Easy exercises, tips, writing prompts, and empowering quotations from top psychologists and other experts in the field will allow you to calm your mind, invigorate your spirit, and increase your sense of well-being.
Inside you’ll discover how to:
• Start showing yourself more love
• Build new connections to diminish feelings of loneliness
• Create a self-care first-aid kit for anxiety and stress
• Keep worries away at night so you can enjoy more peaceful, sound sleep
• Let go of lingering resentments, grudges, and pain
• Apologize for any transgressions to find relief and peace at last
• Forgive yourself with kindness
• Discover your purpose to find meaning and take pride in a well-lived life
• Explore mindfulness, quiet the chatter, and achieve peace
• Appreciate your strengths
So take a deep breath, savor the moment, and celebrate you.
About the Author
Jennifer King Lindley is an award-winning writer who covers positive psychology, wellness, and health from her home in South Bend, Indiana. Her work appears regularly in Prevention, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping and many other titles.
Sarah Smith, Prevention's Content Director, oversees the health and wellness brand across all print and digital platforms. Prior to Prevention, she was the executive editor of Redbook; she also served as the editorial directorof the family health brand Kiwi and in leadership roles at Parenting.
Prevention is the world's most established healthy lifestyle brand. For more than 65 years, it has delivered authoritative, trusted information and authentic lifestyle advice that inspires, challenges and leads readers to love their whole life, from nutrition to food, medicine to mood and exercise to the environment.
“Jennifer King Lindley gives women permission to be happy and advice on how to treat ourselves compassionately – just like we do for the people around us. Find Your Joy reminds us how valuable the power of positive psychology is to our health. The exercises are as helpful as fresh air, exercise, and healthy eating are to a woman’s overall well-being.”
—Beth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen
“Find Your Joy invites us to take a break from the news, technology, and all the things that might serve to distract us from happiness and calm. This beautiful self-care journal is rich in advice, practices, and activities. It offers an opportunity to be immersed in chapters like: Befriend Yourself, Bask in Awe, and Be Here Now, all offering ways to assess our lives, our minds, and support discovery.”
—Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Lovingkindness, Real Happiness, and Real Change
"Jennifer King Lindley has figured out how to make improving your well-being fun. It's like a science-backed activity book for adults that will definitely spark joy!"
—Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
“A beautiful guided journal filled with inspiration, wisdom, and science-backed tips for living your best life! Packed with practical guidance and writing prompts to cultivate a positive mindset, this journal will uplift you and help you discover joy in the ordinary moments of your life. A must have for every bedside!”
—Beth Kurland, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Dancing on the Tightrope: Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest Life
“Joy will not arrive unbidden, crashing through the door, and demanding to take up residence. Joy is here, waiting for you to see it, and to touch it. No one else can discover it for you. This charming book is full of gentle steps that turn up the light and sweep away the fog so you can find what is so close: the joy of being you.”
—Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. author of A Liberated Mind
“Find your joy on a daily basis. As a self-professed Joy Champion, I have promoted this philosophy for years and considered it one of the best-kept secrets of happiness—until now. Jennifer King Lindley presents the latest psychological research, inspirational quotes, and practical worksheets for helping you to become your most joyful self. In the midst of a global pandemic and massive economic recession, this book couldn't come at a better time. We all need Lindley's tips to boost ourselves in the midst of such challenges, stay hopeful and motivated, resilient and positive.”
—MeiMei Fox, New York Times bestselling author, Forbes contributor and life coach
“In Find Your Joy, Jennifer King Lindley taps into the powers of mindfulness and positive psychology to deliver a beautiful and thought-provoking journal. It’s full of writing prompts, exercises, and relevant research that will inspire you to explore your thoughts and feelings and understand yourself better. If you’re stressed, self-critical, or feeling down and disconnected, this guided journal is bound to help you create a greater sense of calm, purpose, and joy in your life.”
—Sharon Martin, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
“When happy is hard to come by, this guided journal with writing prompts, actionable tips, and quotes from psychologists can help you get there. With chapters on compassion, self-talk, and forgiveness, Lindley covers the gamut on unblocking your road to bliss.”