Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

ISBN: 9780143130727
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Publisher,Penguin US
Publication Date,
Format, Hardcover
Weight, 380 g
No. of Pages, 208

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai--the happiness of always being busy--as revealed by the daily habits of the world's longest-living people.
"Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years." --Japanese proverb
According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai--a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world's longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai--the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect--means that each day is infused with meaning. It's the reason we get up in the morning. It's also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there's no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they've found a real purpose in life--the happiness of always being busy.
In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds--one of the world's Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and--their best-kept secret--how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn't want to find happiness in every day?

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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life?

“Ikigai” means the “art of living”. This book is recommended to those who love life and wants live to the fullest. It explains about how to be away from stressful, eat a healthy diet, enjoy doing what you love, etc. Above all, always be positive thinking because whatever we think has shaped our lives. All of those are the secrets of how to live long and happy life,

Joseph Fernandez
Good book in keeping calm and refocusing on life

I truly enjoyed the informations I learned from this book. It was very informative.