By Irbaaz Ansari
In this modern world, especially the one which is dealing with the aftershocks of a pandemic, mental health issues are not rare. A study revealed that in 2017, 14% of Indians suffered from mental health disorders, including 45.7 million people suffering from depression and 49 million people suffering from anxiety disorders. This number has just increased during the pandemic with people being forced to stay in their homes with almost negligent human contact. According to the 2019 World Happiness Report, negative feelings are rising in the world. One trend that was apparent in this report was that negative feelings like anger, sadness, and worry—have been rising around the world, up by 27 per cent from 2010 to 2018. During such times, it has become extremely important for humans to get in touch with their emotions and figure out the source of those emotions. People are finally grasping the fact that mental health is important and that they need to look for tools that have a positive impact on their life. These tools can be books, music, movies, podcasts, people etc. one such person whose life’s aim is to make a positive impact on society and his fellow humans is author Manny Anchan.
Manoj Anchan, ‘Manny’ has studied and lived in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America and is truly a global citizen. He is an alumnus of Harvard and Columbia Business School and is at ease amidst multicultural, multiethnic and multinational environments. Manny is a haptech entrepreneur, best selling author, global motivational speaker and a happiness maverick. He was exposed to positive psychology during his academic years which piqued his interest in positivity and happiness skills which then led him to start ‘Happiness Quotient Global Private Limited’, a happiness technology venture.
He has written and published his first book ‘Happiness Samurai’ which has been launched. ‘Happiness Samurai’ is about Manny’s journey to finding his happiness and ikigai. He talks about experiences and instances from his life and the lessons he learned from them and the impact they had on his life. Through this book, Manny tries to provide the readers with practical ways to deal with life issues and find their happiness.
Manny wants to awaken the happiness samurai that resides in each and every one of us.
‘Ikigai is living life like a marathon, not a sprint.’ This book relates so many aspects of life to ikigai and happiness that one could never imagine being related. It acts as a guide for anyone who wants to lead a more peaceful and fulfilled life & want every part of their personal and professional life to be tied with the same string of happiness. The aim of this book is to help you find your path, stay on it and reach your destination. But most importantly, it will help you find yourself and love yourself.
We are looking forward to the launch of his debut book ‘Happiness Samurai’. It is a bespoke memoir created to help people in finding their happiness and keeping a check on their mental health in these busy times.
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This book is something that can be used by people to discover the small pockets of happiness in their lives and create and track new habits that make their lives happy and peaceful.