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The Joy of Writing Things Down

The Everyday Zen of Putting Pen to Paper

Megan Hayes

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GREENFINCH
31 August 2021
'A treasure trove of uplifting and accessible practices, to organise your mind and give shape to your day.' Suzy Reading, author of The Little Book of Self-Care 'Easy to read, deeply inspiring and oh so wise, it was the perfect antidote to my in-box overwhelm.' Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart --- Whether it's a speedy note-to-self, a simple shopping list or a carefully penned thank-you note, putting words on paper is a daily habit - and can also bring us great joy and calm.

In this book you'll discover practical ways to turn the ordinary ritual of jotting things down into a remarkable source of peace, focus and confidence. Learn to take pleasure in your correspondence, find fresh delight in your diary writing and put renewed heart in your humble to-do list.

Dr Megan C Hayes has spent her academic career exploring the links between writing, identity and happiness - and she is on a mission to encourage us all to pick up a pen and reap the wellbeing benefits in writing.
By:   Megan Hayes
Imprint:   GREENFINCH
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 118mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781529412994
ISBN 10:   1529412994
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   31 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Megan C Hayes PhD is one of the top researchers in positive journalling and has spent almost a decade studying writing, the psychology of happiness, and researching ways that writing makes us happier. She is an academic in the field of positive psychology, a creative writing graduate and has a personal interest in mental health issues, having grown up with a mother and sister who both suffered with bi-polar disorder. Megan has written three books: Write Yourself Happy (2018), The Happiness Passport (2018) and The Serenity Passport (2019).

Reviews for The Joy of Writing Things Down: The Everyday Zen of Putting Pen to Paper

'I devoured Megan's marvellous new offering in an afternoon. Easy to read, deeply inspiring and oh so wise, it was the perfect antidote to my in-box overwhelm. Make sure you've got a notebook beside you when you read this -- you will want to take notes!' - Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart. * Susannah Conway *


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