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IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life : Book Review

Reading this book was a positive experience. IKIGAI helps you to live better and enjoy your present time instead of thinking about future and past. I feel that this is a good book if you are looking for lifestyle changes and developing some good habits. The writers have also divided the book into nine parts - so one can also directly switch to the part, one is interested in reading about. However, I would recommend reading the whole book.

As I started reading, I found lot of insights which I was not expecting. I had read bits and pieces about longevity. What studies have shown about centenarians, what do they do differently. Studies, papers, TED talks, so I had some idea on what they say about what makes one to live to 100 years or beyond.

This book gave condensed information around all such aspects by studying directly in the island of Okinawa where maximum centenarians (24.55 out of every 100) are found. What do they do which we can try to do in our own life. What do they eat, drink, how do they exercise, how do they manage stress, how living in close community and social ties and relationship is having an impact on their well being and longevity.

Importantly, it will also give direction to find your ikigai, which is nothing but the reason you wake up in the morning looking forward to it. It is the one that makes you flow, in full concentration and enthusiasm and lose sense of time.

It’s not a life changing book. It’s not like - you’ll close it and you’ll have a new direction in life. It’s more like a guide towards a healthy and happy life. I picked up some things from the book that I will try to implement in my daily life. Hope it’ll work for you too!

Book details

  • Publisher : Random House UK; 1st edition (27 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 178633089X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1786330895
  • Item Weight : 247 g

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