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The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary

The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary (Hardback)

Read by Gray, Catherine

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**From the Sunday Times Bestselling Author** We're told that happiness is in the extraordinary. It's on a Caribbean sun lounger, in the driving seat of a luxury car, inside an expensive golden locket, watching sunrise from Machu Picchu. We strive, reach, push, shoot for more. 'En...ough' is a moving target we never quite reach. When we do brush our fingertips against the extraordinary a deeply inconvenient psychological phenomenon called the 'hedonic treadmill' means that, after a surge of joy, our happiness level returns to the baseline it was at before the 'extra' event. So, what's the answer? The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary theorises that the solution is rediscovering the joy in the ordinary that we so often now forget to feel. Because we now expect the pleasure of a croissant, a hot shower, a yoga class, someone delivering our shopping to our door, we no longer feel its buzz. The joy of it whips through us like a bullet train, without pause. Catherine Gray was a grandmaster in the art of eye-rolling the ordinary, and skilled in everlasting reaching. Until the black dog of depression forced her to re-think everything. Along the way, she discovered some surprising realities about the extraordinaries among us: that influencers risk higher rates of anxiety and depression, high-rollers are less happy, and huge frothy
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ISBN 9781783253371
Released NZ 24 Jan 2020
Format Hardback
19 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781783253371
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Aster
Released 24 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Read by Gray, Catherine
Category Coping With Personal Problems
Coping With Stress
Personal Appearance & Beauty Care
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 158
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Happiness
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade