Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

Happier thinking

Author: Lana Grace Riva

Genre: Self Help

Format: Paperback 52 pages

Release Date: 11 February 2018

Publisher: Independently published

My Rating: ****

This book was provided to me by the author. This is an honest review based on my personal opinions of the book. 

“This book is not aimed at any specific type of person. All levels of current happiness welcome”


‘Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.’


My Thoughts

I read this book in one sitting, it is a very short read at only 52 pages and took me less than an hour to finish. This is not necessarily a book I would have chosen for myself as I generally consider myself to be a happy person. However, do not let the title fool you. I honestly believe however happy you may perceive yourself to be, everyone can learn something from this book. 

“More happy thinking is better than less happy thinking, even if only by one happy thought”

I was pleasantly surprised at the little tips and tricks offered throughout the book and found myself thinking ‘i’m going to try that’. Although whilst reading it might seem very obvious some of the things the author suggests, I also realised that whilst obvious, it’s very easy to forget sometimes that overall happier thinking promotes happiness in general. 

“The next time you catch yourself labelling a day as bad, stop and challenge this thought that the whole day is tainted”

The book has no complicated jargon and the author clearly makes it known in the beginning chapter that she is no expert on the subject and doesn’t profess to be. I actually think it was this beginning chapter that hooked me and made me want to read more. The fact that it is written by another everyday person like you or I and not some fancy doctor made the whole book and the advice given within it more relatable. The book is also spattered with lighthearted humour making it an easy enjoyable read. 

“Happier thinking goes hand in hand with kindness to all including yourself”

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone, no matter how happy you think you are. This book has a place on everyone’s shelf. 

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