ikigai book English
Hi everyone welcomes back, my name is Arvind. Today is book review Sunday and I have this awesome book called ‘Ikigai’ the Japanese secret to a long and happy life. by Francis Morales and Hector Garcia Now, I read this book in Dutch but the review will be in English. What does the word Ikigai mean? Well.. let me show you. It can best be described as your reason for being, encompassing joy, a sense of purpose, and a feeling of well-being. Another definition is the happiness of always being busy or engaged. The literal translation is, “Iki” meaning life and “Kai” or “Gai” meaning result or effect. So life effect or life result. So this interesting book with 190 pages is about the art of youthful aging. Let me summarize a few pillars and share them with you. Number one: What is your reason for being? Find meaning in life, because there is a passion within you, a unique talent that is the driving force to become the best you. Number two: Eat enough so your stomach is full for around 80%, don’t overeat and exhaust your body. There are scientific reasons behind this which you can find in the book. Number three: Create strong bonds with people. Other people are the best solution to reduce worries. Talking to a close friend or a family member can lighten stress levels in your body. Number four: Always stay active, do not sit at home languishing. This speaks for itself right?! I mean if you leave your car untouched for months or years it will start to rust and eventually won’t be useful anymore. The same goes for your body. So take care of it, next time take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk outside every day for 20 minutes. You do not have to be the next CrossFit champion to be healthy, take it easy… This book goes in-depth on the happiness lifestyle with 10 principles, creating flows, certain diets, and how to exercise and relax. If you are looking for efficiency in life, this book is for you! Aristotle said; “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” Find YOUR reason to jump out of bed in the morning. Thank you for watching this brief introduction/book review of Ikigai. Tell me in the comment section what your Ikigai is. Like this article to the for more inspiring content. Have a great day and see you tomorrow!