The Happy Life Checklist

The Happy Life Checklist

654 Simple Ways to Find Your Bliss

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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101625514
  • 240 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult


From the author of Bright Side Up, an upbeat guide to the little things we can do—for free and in five minutes or less–to feel happier and more fulfilled.

This can-do guide brings together little things readers can do that will positively impact their daily life and overall happiness. The book’s short, empowering entries include:

Put your feet in the water

Wave at firefighters

Brush your teeth with your other hand

Hug two seconds longer

Close your eyes and just listen

Simple yet powerful, this upbeat and engaging book will help readers jumpstart their day–and life–for the better.


“Really good read. Just say no to the winter blues with Amy Spencer’s can-do guide. She outlines hundreds of simple, no-cost bliss boosters that will turn your frown upside down in five minutes or less.”
Fitness magazine
“I try to be kind and gracious, but we all have those days that leave us feeling sapped. That’s where this book by Amy Spencer comes in: Each entry offers one simple way to spread a little joy and encouragement in 5 minutes or less. And I can always find a few minutes for things like extra-long hugs!” 
First For Women Magazine
 “The Happy Life Checklist is chock full of ideas to brighten your life. It builds on her previous one (that I loved) called Bright Side Up. Check out this book.”
—Kristen Kemp, Mom Must Read on
“Why, when we are children, do we experience longer summers, lasting holidays, and intense euphoria for what now seems like routine? Those answers, and many more, are available to us in Amy Spencer’s terrific new book, The Happy Life Checklist. Read it, and you will regain an appreciation for what it means to seize the moment.”
—David Mezzapelle, bestselling author of Contagious Optimism
In this upbeat guide to discovering moments of pleasure in everyday life, Spencer (Bright Side Up) shows readers how to reclaim the child within. It takes only a few minutes a day to nourish one’s spirit, asserts Spencer, and a willingness to try new ideas, such as giving a hula hoop a whirl or singing out loud in the car. The author’s 654 ideas are divided into ten thematic chapters with titles such as “Vitality,” “Comfort,” “Confidence,” and “Tranquility.” VERDICT: These suggestions are bound to generate liberating and enjoyable inspirations for readers.” 
Library Journal, April 1, 2014