365 Days Of Happiness Book Review*

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Hey everyone, hope you are well! Today's blog post is a lovely book review, you probably know by now how much I love self-care books and I buy a few of them because I find they are so helpful. Especially when the author has experienced certain issues themselves and talk about their recovery journey and what they do to help themselves. I've spoken about one book in particular before on my blog, but one of the best things for my anxiety was reading and learning about it. I have suffered with anxiety all my life, and it wasn't until this year that I properly understood it. I read about all the symptoms, and it helped SO much. Instead of worrying about a million things at once, I started to realise they were all related to my anxiety, this meant that I then had the one thing to worry about rather than a million things, and that is anxiety.

The book I am reviewing today is called: *365 Days Of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle. I have been sent the book to review but I immediately said yes because of the type of book it was, and I knew it would be beneficial for me.



First of all, let's meet the author: Jacqueline Pirtle

Jacqueline's professional background is in health, wellness, holistic medicine, energy healing, law of attraction, and happiness. She has an international wellness degree and is internationally certified as a Reiki Master. So with a lot of experience on her side, you just know this book is going to be amazing.

Jacqueline has been leading life-changing workshops, talks, and private sessions since 2006. Her passion for 'sprinkling happiness' and being 'high for life' shines through in all of her work as an energy healer; mindfulness and happiness coach, and author of 365 Days of Happiness.

In relation to the book, Pirtle spent every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she did to honour her joy and used those writings to create this 365 day step-by-step guide.




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365 Days of Happiness: The blurb

"How often do you really pay attention and choose things to improve your day? In 365 Days of Happiness, author Jacqueline Pirtle has created daily inspirations that help you mindfully work towards living a more vivid experience of daily happiness. Showing that you can put in work to change your life while having fun, the practises are full of whimsy and delight. Through light, bubbly, cheerful passages, each day teaches you to find happiness, use those sour lemons, and shift yourself into a 'high for life' frequency where you can reach happiness anywhere at any time." 


My review: Thoughts

I have read this book quite quickly (in a week) just for reviewing purposes, but I will be going back to the start and reading day by day for the whole 365 days
The first thing that grabbed my attention was the front cover. There is a delicious looking cupcake on the front which immediately draws my eyes to it, and underneath the title it says "because happiness is a piece of cake!" Which is a lovely touch, and really suits the front cover, I know cupcakes make me pretty happy!


As you go through the book, on each page it is titled with the day number - which is why it's a lovely idea to read the book once a day for the whole 365 days. Each day is also mostly just on the one page (there are a few days that go over a few pages), however, this means that it's definitely a light read and if you chose to read it day by day it would only take you a few minutes each day. There's something different every day and most of them include little activities you could do to help with your daily happiness.

Here are some of my favourite days:

Day 7: "Imagine a person laughing so hard that tears are rolling down her cheeks. And even if she tried, she can't stop laughing. Now notice everyone and everything around her, and how they start to laugh too."

I love this one because it's so true, when you see someone laughing about something it makes you feel joy and can lead to you laughing along with them. How many of you have started laughing because someone else's laughing has set you off? And then, just like that, you feel happier.

Day 8 is all about wish lists, which I feel like is so important to have. How many of you go onto a clothing website and add loads of items to your wish list? Firstly, it's a really fun activity to do and it gets you really excited. If you have the money to treat yourself, you can then buy a couple of the items. Or, if it's Christmas or your birthday coming up, you can send your wish list to a loved one and that way you know you'll be getting something you love. I also like to add items to a wish list and keep checking back to them because they'll definitely be included on a sale at some point!

Day 16: "Imagine waking up, smiling and saying, 'this is already and will be the best day ever.'"

I really enjoyed reading this quote because you really can just 'trick' or change your mindset so easily. If you wake up and automatically tell yourself today is going to be rubbish, you've already set a negative mindset and so your thoughts will be thinking about how bad your day is going to be. However, how do you know it's going to be a bad day until you experience it? Therefore, if you wake up and tell yourself, it's going to be an amazing day, you've put yourself into a positive mindset, and you will more than likely have a great day.

Day 54: "What do you love right now?" "Ask yourself this question first thing waking up..."

Similar to day 16, this is putting you into the positive mindset. If you find you wake up feeling negative, take yourself a notebook by the side of your bed, jot down things that you love right now and you'll find that your mood will change to become more happier.

Day 59: "Imagine that you cover all your floors with glitter."

I LOVE this one. I remember when I was younger, I went to the cinema and the floor in the foyer room was purple with specs of glitter, and I used to think how cool it looked and it most likely had a positive impact on my brain.

Day 207: "Create a morning, mid-day, and night-time feel good ritual."

This was a great one too. If you can give yourself a routine that you love to do, may that be having a bit of a pamper session in the evenings, or waking up and making sure you have enough time to watch a funny YouTube video etc, you may find that your day becomes a lot more happier.  
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I am looking forward to reading it day by day. I love the simple layout of the book, each day is motivating and fills you with positivity. I felt like this book can really help with how you treat your mind and successfully helps with giving you 365 days of happiness. Obviously, I know you will definitely have a fair few bad days in a year but if you read this once a day you can most definitely find something positive about each day of your life. 

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365 Days of Happiness is available for sale on Amazon 



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*This is a sponsored post as I received the product in return for a honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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48 comments

  1. I love the way the book looks! It actually looks like a cookbook from the cover! It's funny, when I read day 8, I imagined going through the online store and putting everything on my wish list and then being sad that I couldn't buy them all LOL! Those are such clever things she thought of that I would never have thought who adore had made me happy! I am loving this book already, thank you for reviewing it Chloe :-)

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    1. Aw glad you like the sound of the book! The front cover is amazing isn't it! Ahaha aw yeah it can be sad when you can't buy them in your shopping basket but you always know you've got a basket of treats waiting for you to buy when you can!! Xx

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  2. I want this book so much omg!!! I love books like these, they help me see the little things even more. I do try to find happiness in everything I do but it's always good to have that reminder as well. My favourite one out of your favourites was Day 54: "What do you love right now?" "Ask yourself this question first thing waking up..." I think that's SUCH a nice thing to think about. Loveeee love loved!

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    1. Ahh I'm so glad you try to see the positives in everything, it's so good for our mental health :) ahh yeah I loved that one, it's so lovely to start your day off with a nice positive! xx

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  3. I like the idea of being able to read a bit each day

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    1. Yeah me too, it means as well if you have a crazy busy schedule it's super easy to have a read for a few mins every day! xx

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  4. Great review, Chloe! May have to purchase this- would be nice to have some daily positivity!

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    1. Thank you! Yesss definitely, it's a great daily read! xx

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  5. This looks amazing and right up my alley! Will definitely have to check out this book!

    Cyn
    cynspo.wordpress.com

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    1. Aw thank you, glad you like it, and yes you should definitely check it out! xx

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  6. I think I would love reading this type of book, I might have to buy this in the New Year (once I've read the other ones I've bought!) xx

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  7. This looks right up my street, I'll have to have a look out for this one xx

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  8. This book sounds fab! I love the day 16 quote 'imagine waking up, smiling and saying, 'this is already and will be the best day ever' I'm gonna try that one when I wake up tomorrow! Great review, Chloe! xx

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    1. Aw yay I hope it made you feel positive this morning!! ♥️ Thank you so much! xx

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  9. I love these sort of books. I have so much reading to do, it really helps if I can pick up a book once a day and read a snippet. This books sounds so inspiring - it's on my 2019 to read list! :)

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    1. Aww that's great to hear, you'll love it! xx

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  10. Just reading this review made me happy!

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  11. I love to read books like this. It really makes you think about your own life. You could read a page a day for a whole year. I love it. I also like the beautiful cover pic. The cupcake is adorably delicious.

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    1. Yeah I love that you can read a page a day for a year, and the cover picture is amazing isn't it! xx

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  12. This book sounds amazing, I'll have to get a copy when I've recovered from Christmas! I love the way you do a bit every day, that sounds really manageable. Like many people I'm guilty of trying to take on too much in one go, so this would be perfect. Thank you for reviewing this book :)

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    1. Glad you like the sound of it! And yeah exactly that's what I love about it, just a few minutes to read every day is amazing! xx

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  13. What a lovely book! The glitter on the floor one just made me a tad bit anxious to even imagine! Haha #cleaning

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    1. Ahaha yeah that could be quite a problem if you like it clean, but inagima your floors having floors with glittery specs in it that's actually in the floor! Would be so fun! xx

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  14. I've read this book too and I think you have described it perfectly! Jacqueline's energy and enthusiasm is contagious! Waking up and saying "this will be the best day ever" is such a positive way to start the day! I'll have to try doing that more often. I agree, this is such a motivating book and it gives us a better way of thinking. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Chloe, fab review! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Yess I remember reading your review a while back, when I read that I knew that I wanted to read it and then amazingly I got the opportunity to review it myself. Yeah definitely it's so motivating, glad you enjoyed my thoughts ♥️ xx

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  15. incredible review chloe! i think this book would be great for my best friend and i too read together, kind of like a book club type of thing where we read the one day and then discuss it and such. i’m gonna look into picking up this book when i get paid next! thanks for sharing love xxx

    mich / simplymich.com

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    1. Thank you! Omg yeah this would be a great book for a book club thing, it would be such a positive experience! xx

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  16. This sounds like such a lovely read! I love the day about the laughter. Just thinking about it put a smile on my face. I can imagine this really brightening your mood if you read a page a day x

    Sophie
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    1. It is a great book ♥️ That one made me smile too, laughter is contagious xx

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  17. I love the concept of reading something once a day! It gives you one happy thing to think about. Great review!

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  18. Sounds like a good book. I love the cover too.

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  19. This book sounds like such a lovely read! I definitely might by this for myself as a birthday present, as I could really use some tips on becoming happier again

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    1. Ah yeah it's a great book, super positive and easy to read! xx

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  20. What a great review! I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that you made it personal to your experiences and how it affected you reading it. This makes me want to go out and buy/read it myself!

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    1. Aw thank you! It very much enjoyed reading it, so I'd totally recommend! xx

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  21. Gosh darn it!! This whole post made me happy!! I want to get this book immediately! I also want to write something down every day next year! It doesn't have to be a whole journal entry but just something to remember the day by. Something that brought me joy. Thanks for this post Chloe!

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    1. Aww that's so cute, I'm glad it made you happy! Yeah that's a fab thing to do, I did that a few years back, I made a memory jar and wrote something every day so I could read it all at the end of the year, I think I might do it again next year! xx

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  22. Love this review! I hadnt thought about self care books before but i think ill definitely have to give this one a read. I love the idea of reading a chapter a day!

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    1. Thank you! They can be great, and super helpful, really helps with your understanding sometimes! xx

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  23. This is so my kind of book!! The glitter idea made me smile! This year I've got into the habit of writing down 3 good things every day. This has massively helped my happiness. I'm going to get this book for next year and build on that habit with some new ideas. Thank you for reviewing ��

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    1. Aw I'm so glad you love the sound of it! That's a great habit, I think I'm going to do something similar starting next year! xx

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  24. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book- it's definitely a great concept!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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