*Los Angeles Times bestseller* Ifhyggeis the art of doing nothing,ikigaiis the art of doing somethingand doing it with supreme focus and joy. New York Post Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)the happiness of always being busyas revealed by the daily habits of the worlds longest-living people. Whats your ikigai? Onlystayingactivewillmakeyouwanttoliveahundredyears.Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigaia reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the worlds longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigaithe place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersectmeans that each day is infused with meaning. Its the reason we get up in the morning. Its also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact theres no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because theyve found a real purpose in lifethe happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-oldsone of the worlds Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, andtheir best-kept secrethow they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesnt want to find happiness in every day?
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