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Publisher's Summary

How do we get happy? Listen to a positive, step-by-step guide on the building blocks for personal happiness by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy).

Through ten daily habits, this series provides the learnings and practical strategies for creating a happier life.

Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own “Dr Happy” and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 11 episodes to your Library now.

Update, May 6th 2020: With bonus episode Habits in Isolation: At a time when people around the world are experiencing isolation and higher levels of anxiety, building healthy habits and prioritising happiness is more important than ever. In this bonus episode, Dr Tim Sharp gives you some ideas for how the ten Habits for Happiness can become part of your own life right now, even when everything feels strange and uncertain.

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simple and engrossing!!

Well, this book helped to understand that the happiness lies within and it lies in our small gestures, small efforts and small deeds. It's ok to not to be the perfect person in the world and at the same time it's ok to take a break in your life and enjoy it. As we say, life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts!!

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Wonderful

Soothing and calming. This podcast is very relaxing when you listen you forget everything and try to focus on good things. It generates feel good factor. I love the music in it.

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simple and good ways are shared

very clear on expression and voice . narrator has put all the experience in words

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Simple at its best

My First Audible Free Book. It's so nice to listen such good things about happiness.

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A must listen! An eye opener! One of the best!

One of the best podcasts listened in this pandemic. It does keep you motivated to keep your self and your surroundings happy

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Nothing New

These are all very common and well known facts. No new knowledge is gained. Expecting something more.

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known principles but still a good read

All the principles discussed in the book are already known to many of us but it was nice to revise all these habits for happines again.

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Good and to the point

It could have been more engaging, testimonials at the end of each episode sound too generic and disturbs tempo.

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Perfect in the present pressing times.

It’s so perfectly written and the past is simplified so well for any n every to adapt easily. Go for it. Highly recommendable.

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must read for all those feeling low

loved it .it was good going through the basics and that recommend everyone to go at least once if not for self for organising in communication with friends and relatives

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  • Annette Guilding
  • 15-01-20

Not for disabled people

I wanted to listen to this to get tips on what to do/concentrate on to be happy more of the time. But as a disabled person I frankly found it pretty depressing. Apparently when visualising your 'great life' to aim for, the most important thing is that "you're healthy and happy, full of energy". As someone with a chronic illness which affects my energy levels this made me break inside a little. I have struggled long and hard to carve out a happy fulfilling life while ill, and it's been very difficult to accept the reality of my illness (and the permanence of it). Visualising a life free from illness and full of energy is something I've had to train myself out of doing as it only brings sadness, anger and stagnation as I wait to be healthy again (or try endless snake oil cures), rather than building a good life with the health I have. So to hear in the first few minutes of these podcasts that the most important thing for visualising "your version" of a "great life" is to visualise one full of health and energy... Thanks for ruling out any life I am able to lead from your vision of what makes a "good life" where I could be happy. This podcast is ableist bullshit which will make you miserable if you're permanently disabled.

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  • Dr RE Hodgson
  • 27-01-20

Superficial & potentially harmful

Dr. Happy is a pretty nauseating name for anyone who I older than 5 at birthday party expecting a clown. Repeated use almost requires medication. The focus on materialism to achieve the transient experience of happiness ("on my boat with my mates") is very dangerous, leading to a futile pursuit of more "stuff", costing more money, bringing the twin evils of debt & more work. The cases at the end of the three chapters I was able to listen to sounded like self-satisfied assholes. Very glad this book was free

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  • stephen
  • 14-02-20

not for me

as I person who has a chronic disability this book was not good for me it just reminded me of my limits, so I found it very irritating say the least.

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  • Xstamper
  • 15-05-20

Positive psychology 101 - and still ridiculous

You have heard it all before. As is always the case with pos. psych., the goal is to be happy, there's a list of things that have been proved to help you be happy, and if you just follow the 10 habits, you will become happy. The thing is, this is never the case. "Dr. Happy" even says so in the final episode, basically admitting that although it all sounds good, it will be hard and you won't be happy anyway. So really, what's the point? This is just another list of tips and tricks to fool yourself into thinking that you are important and that happiness is a goal in and of itself. Don't bother.

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  • DC
  • 21-02-20

Can't keep listening

Oh my gosh, clichés and drivel, feel like I'm reading a low grade magazine article in a waiting room, discarded by someone else. Discarded for good reason. I'm finding happiness by stopping listening now.. Can't go on.

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  • Meggan
  • 05-01-20

Nope

Don’t waste your time. It’s absolutely useless. It’s like the inspirational quote version of a pod cast. Maybe if you’re not actually mentally ill it would...na even then I wouldn’t bother. Do yourself a favour and get a decent book, new mood journal by David burns or something else like that.

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  • 28-07-20

Pathetic and self absorbed.

Writer / narrator behaves like a child. Writes like this is the first time he’s held a pen. Do something brave! Jump out a plane!! Get some exercise! Have a great life already! I am an able bodied relatively stable and moderately successful person (in terms of achievements and “material wealth”), yet this book is still just a “live laugh love” type of affair. If you do not own a boat or are independently wealthy, this book is not for you... Read David Burns book instead. These are not habits for happiness, unless one of Dr Tim’s habits was to write 10 useless episodes, pat himself on the back and think to himself “..and that’s how I became Dr Happy!” Sickening stuff.

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  • Adam Krug
  • 07-01-20

A very nice bite size guide on how to take practical steps to achieve happiness

A lightly told series of instructions on how to bring more fun and happiness into your life. I have followed the instructions and am seeing benefits. Just need to turn these things into long lasting habits

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  • RobertL
  • 11-01-20

insightful

really gave a great insight to happiness and health. thank you Dr Tim sharp

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  • John Hunt
  • 15-01-20

really really very good

surprised by the quality of the production, really pragmatic approach to sorting your life out.. listening again now but taking notes this time. it would really benefit from an actual book too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-20

Author clearly has no understanding of PTSD

The author obviously has no understanding of PTSD. To suggest that people who get it focused on the negatives and not the positive outcomes of the trauma, is ludicrous and an insult to so many who have served. PTSD is not comparable to people who have benefited from trauma. PTSD is the subconscious brain defending itself/reliving it. Someone can have PTSD and still grow from their trauma at the same time. Unbelievable how this even got published. I couldnt continue after that as it completely discredits everything else he has to say. This is a disgrace.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

Great commonsense advice

This was a really appealing podcast. Nothing groundbreaking, but really good steps that are achievable, and motivating without being all American and shouty. I've already got lots of simple ideas that will help me kick start a happy new year.

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  • Rebecca Ray
  • 03-01-20

Definitely worth a listen!

Tim delivers no-nonsense, science-backed advice on cultivating happiness in this series and I couldn't get enough. His delivery is warm and engaging and so easy to listen to. A great series for anyone looking to prioritise their well-being.

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  • D.Thomas
  • 03-01-20

Got me thinking

Feels like one of those rare books that may actually make me change behaviour rather than put down and never think of again. I've already worked out some of my own habits for happiness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-20

Self help made easy

Loved it. The ideas are simple and doable. Told in a way that empowers the listener without being airy fairy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-20

Happiness Habits

I loved this audio. It reinforced what successful (aka happy) people do and what I am also doing. Remember that happiness is a decision too! Thanks for a great punchy audio Tim. In happiness, Pix #thepixfactor

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  • Jackee
  • 11-02-20

fantastic motivation

I loved this podcast. each episode was in bite sized audios and I learnt something from each one. very easy to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-20

Very logical and practical

Loved it. Easy to listen to and some surprisingly good ideas. It provides a great structure with lots of options to ensure you are clear on what will make your life happier.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-20

Happiness 101

Great simple tips to assist you to achieve happiness. Easy listening. Give it a go. See what happens.

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  • Marissa C Brazier
  • 12-02-20

Practical tips for a happier life

It was great to take some time out and think about what happiness means to me. I can see that with just a few changes to my daily habits I can bring much happiness to my life and the lives of those closest to me.

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