Richard Wiseman, and I knew I would like it from the subheading: THINK A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT.
With topics like
how the real route to happiness involves a pencil
why rewards fail
how to give the flawless interview
convince anyone of anything by using your pet frog
how to get in touch with your inner Leonardo,
the book's contents is applicable to all aspects of life: parenthood, personal relationships, work, the creative life, etc.
I love it. And it's also got this journaling plan I immediately put into practice:
Monday: Thanksgiving (write down 3 things you are thankful for)
Tuesday: Terrific Times (remember a terrific time and describe in detail)
Wednesday: Future Fantastic (imagine you have become the person you want to be and write about it)
Thursday: Dear... (write a short letter to a person who has made a big impact on your life)
Friday: Reviewing the Situation (note 3 things in the past week that have gone well for you)
Really good stuff. Try it!