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WILMINGTON, NC, January 01, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Many of us believe that the state of joy can only be found in some far-off future time - after a specific set of circumstances have occurred, the stars have aligned or perhaps after everything just magically falls into place. According to Louise Pistole, bestselling author of 'Discover Your Joy', that is not the case. She recently issued a statement that offers a number of ways in which we can start the new year off by discovering the joy that is right now, right here, today:
"The last two years, the world has experienced unprecedented crisis and situations," Pistole stated. "Everyone was accustomed to going out to eat, to play, and to connect with others. Then we were locked down, quarantined, and left alone. It's not surprising that these significant changes to our lifestyles affected our mental health. Now, many people are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed.
"A recent article by Ask Dr Mike focused on taking care of our mental health in 2022. He used several interviews from his podcast Going There with Dr Mike to formulate steps for a better mental health journey.
• "First, we can check in with ourselves emotionally. How often do we really stop and consider how we are feeling?"
• "Once we have determined how we are feeling, we can try to figure out why."
• "Once we've identified how we feel and why, we can then take the next step of trying to make changes to improve our mood."
• "Once we have identified a possible coping strategy, we can give it a try and see whether it worked."
"I would like to add to this list the habit of reading an inspirational or motivational piece/article on a daily basis.
"Regularly infusing our minds with positive thoughts allows our emotions to begin to focus on the good things in life. Daily inspiration encourages us to smile and laugh more, and to find moments of joy in every day.
"A few quiet moments in the morning leads to positivity, gratitude, and kindness. The power of these emotions can affect your whole day, and even all of 2022, for the best.
"Living a positive life has many health benefits including lowering your stress levels. As you spend time each day reading and absorbing an inspirational story, you will begin to feel the pace of your heart slow down to enjoy the world around you.
"Perhaps you will be inspired to take a walk outside. This is another activity that enlightens your senses and your emotions. It can help overcome the feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed.
"Expressing gratitude every day has also shown to be good for our stress levels. Being thankful for everything you already have makes us look for all the good things in life. Focusing on the positive aspects of the day allows us to purge our minds of any negativity.
"Daily inspiration also allows us to focus on kindness. Spreading kindness to others comes from within our hearts and leaves us with a warm feeling inside. While you hear many stories about being kind to others, be sure to include self-kindness in your daily plan.
"There are many motivational books to choose from, but I would like to suggest Discover Your Joy. Start your new year with this powerful daily inspirational book. As an added bonus, the e-book version is on sale through January 7."
Discover Your Joy
How does one actually live a life filled with joy? Best-selling author and motivational speaker Louise Pistole has discovered the key to doing just that. She gives us that key in her best-selling book, 'Discover Your Joy: Daily Splashes of Inspiration for Living an Abundant Life of Happiness, Blessings, and Inner Peace'. It is a book unlike any other you will ever read.
While many of us believe that happiness is found at the end of some long, arduous process, it is instead that we begin from a state of joy. Some of us have it backwards. Joy is not a reward - it is a choice. And because it is a choice, it is something over which we hold total control. That choice can be made now - today.
Many of us feel hopeless and joyless. Perhaps our intentions are out of alignment with our actions. Surprisingly we can live in joy every day of our lives, but again - it is a choice.
"I made my choice one Sunday morning about 12 years ago when my minister spoke about being joyful and watching out for joy-stealers," Pistole stated. "His message resonated with me and I began my journey to joy through reading, studying, and writing. As I began choosing joy day after day, it gradually became a habit in my life. Now my mission is to guide others to discover their own joy through these daily inspirational readings."
In Discover Your Joy, readers will:
• Enjoy daily inspiration for happiness and joyfulness,
• Learn how to live an abundant life filled with gratitude, hope, and joy,
• Discover inner peace through encouraging words,
• Discover how to become a Joy-Fanatic and enjoy one's best life.
A quick inspirational read every morning helps readers discover 'moments of joy' each day. Chock-full of encouragement and motivation, readers will learn to seek and experience gratitude, hope, and true joy.
Readers and reviewers alike have praised 'Discover Your Joy'. One said, "Each page in "Discover Your Joy" is a simple and beautiful reminder that the world may not be perfect, there will always be the ups and the downs, but we have the ability to CHOOSE each day how we will use this gift we call life. I highly recommend this book!!" Another stated, "Pistole gives great insight into ways to remind us that our joy is important and to beware of "joy stealers". This book is a great way to start your mornings with a great cup of coffee and to discover your joy each and every day!"
Louise Pistole is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. 'Discover Your Joy: Daily Splashes of Inspiration for Living an Abundant Life of Happiness, Blessings, and Inner Peace' is available in several formats at Amazon and other book retailers. Reduced pricing on the ebook version of the book runs through January 7, 2022 at Amazon. More information is available at her website at https://www.louisepistole.com.
About Louise Pistole:
Louise Pistole is a best-selling author, blogger and motivational speaker who encourages others to seek their own joy, no matter where they are on their journey through life. She and her husband reside in North Carolina.
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