The Joy Plan [Book Review]

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where the joy went in your life, then the book I’m reviewing today might just change everything.

The Joy Plan

Book Description

As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when her biggest plan, the business she co-founded, collapsed, Kaia found herself crushed by depression. And what felt even worse was that, with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn’t have a plan to move forward.

Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, Kaia decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate thirty days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing—and lasted much longer than the initial month-long project.

In this uplifting and eye-opening memoir, Kaia uses her business savvy to create a concrete Joy Plan get back on her feet fast. Using scientific research on hormones, neurotransmitters, and mindfulness, along with the daily dedication to creating a more joyful existence, Kaia teaches readers how to move past temporary happiness and succeed in creating joy that lasts.

Complete with advice, exercises, and key takeaways, The Joy Plan is Kaia’s step-by-step guide to how she, and everyone else, can ditch the negative and plan for the joy in their lives.

My Rating

Linda Belcher JOY

This book is going to be a game-changer for so many people.

I’m like a lot of people. I’ve read self-help books about all kinds of subjects, from productivity to weight loss and everything in between, and most of them sounded good, but they weren’t so moving as to actually change my life. I don’t know if I was just ready for this book, or if it’s really the kind of Joy Bible I’ve come to regard it as, but I think this book is going to make the rest of my life better.

I cried reading this book. I cried, I laughed, and I nodded my head so many times, I started to look like one of those bobble-heads people put on their car dash. Kaia Roman sounds a heck of a lot like me. And if this worked for her, I know it’s going to work for me.

Granted, I haven’t changed my life all the way around with this book yet, but I only read it earlier this month. I have made some changes – small ones that you wouldn’t think would make much of a difference at all – but I’ve already started to sense a shift in my thinking.

If you find yourself searching for the joy in life that you once had, or the joy you always knew you could have if conditions were different – then this is the book for you.

I give this book five out of five stars and recommend it to EVERYONE.

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