Contentment is a pretty reliable emotion. It may be less thrilling than the euphoria of happiness, but it has the advantage of being a great deal more stable and enduring.

Rooted in a basically positive mindset – a fundamentally lifeaffirming attitude – contentment is governed more by the mind than the heart; it is the result of cognitive processes. This gives it an unbeatable edge: we can influence our sense of contentment far more than the inherently transient feeling of happiness. What’s more, contentment is a wellspring of creativity – and it is a strategy we can learn. It’s just a matter of occasionally dropping some of our aspirations or adapting them to our inidividual preferences. The central question is: what really matters to ME?

Based on sound scientific evidence, this book shows us how to work on our contentment by way of case studies, self-tests and checklists.

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