Published: December 2019
Rating: 4/5 stars
From Stressed to Sorted: 11 Ultimate Life-changing Happiness Hacks for Millennials by Sonam Chamaria brings together a collection of 11 happiness hacks designed to help you destress in less than 5 minutes and equip you to deal with everyday stressful situations. For those trying to manage stress and embrace positive thinking. For those battling anxiety regularly. For those who want to improve their lives, but simply have no time.
Learn how to calm your mind, change your mindset and enrich your life by taking control of your thoughts and conditioning the subconscious mind.
Self-help without the gyan (preaching)! That is what piqued my interest in From Stressed to Sorted when it was offered to me for review by Blogchatter. Most of than not, self-help books tend to get overwhelming with the jargon and the statistics. And in some cases, the preaching. Although the book is targeted at millennials (that I am not, missed the ‘cut-off’ by over half a decade), I was keen to pick it up.
We have all been there. There have been moments we have hoped karma strike someone who wronged us. Moments when we are all raring to go and a bitchy comment bursts our bubble. Or perhaps celebrating a major milestone/success and a friend’s call ranting is a downer. Why do we allow others the “key” to our happiness? Why do we expect to fail even before we begin? The book talks of this and much more.
Do you let them be a lesson for where not to tread again, allow yourself to overcome the pain, and move on? Or do you recall those times over and over and let them define the person you become?
The writing is conversational and simplistic. Much like discussing an issue with a friend or an agony aunt. The book is divided into eleven chapters. It is an interesting blend of relatable fiction, analysis, practical exercises, and handmade doodles (that I loved). The structure of the book is similar to When The Soul Heals by Pulkit Sharma but the approach is entirely different.
The book does get repetitive at times. Some of the discussions and analysis gets duplicated although they deal with different topics.
This is a good self-help book for beginners. I would recommend this book if you are keen to pick a self -help book but are not quite sure where to start. You can also check out the author’s blog at Soul Speak with Sonam.Self-help without the gyan. From Stressed to Sorted by @sonamchamaria Book Review #BookReview #BohoPonderings Click To Tweet
From Stressed to Sorted: 11 Ultimate Life-changing Happiness Hacks ebook for is available for purchase at Amazon. It is also available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
This review has been written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program. I was offered the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
About the author
Sonam is an inspirational writer and gave the public the first glimpse of her writing when she started her blog SoulSpeak with Sonam in 2016. While mostly a happy-go-lucky person, she also has a serious side to her. She is a professional Tarot reader for 14 years, a Chakra healer, and follows Nichiren Buddhism. She is highly spiritual and believes that everything happens for a reason. She has a passion for doodling and spends a considerable time glued to her sketchpad. She has also donated one of her works to a charity. The youngest of three siblings, she loves dressing up, accessorizing, and exploring new cafes in town. Her bookshelf has more books than she can count, but she won’t stop buying books, ever. She loves traveling and clicking loads of photos while she’s at it. Sonam completed her schooling from Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata, Economics majors from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi, Masters in Finance & Economics from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK and currently lives in Bengaluru, where she works full-time at an investment bank.