What would make you happier? Think of the things that make you happiest: The things that really matter, the things that really last. Can you imagine having more of them in your life? Thought so... Of course the big question is how? How to find a simpler way to enjoy life here and now; how to be more fulfilled at work and how to be more content as a person. All this possible, but happiness doesn't just happen, and gurus and governments won't make us happy (surprise, surprise). Happiness is something we have to find for ourselves. Everyone needs a plan. The Happiness Plan is your guide to a happier life. It's here to help you improve your life, and since it recognises that happiness takes many different forms, there are different ideas to choose from. Work, family, time, wealth... it's up to you. With Carmel McConnell's "ABC" of a happier life, you can learn how to; + Understand what can really make us happy (and it might not be what you think) + Recognise the big sources of happiness in your life (and make more room for them) + Understand your happiness needs and happiness habits + Make a plan to have more of the things that make you happy (and less of the things that don't) + Use some simple, powerful techniques to achieve some lasting changes to your life So, if you think you could be happier, now you can do something about it. The Happiness Plan: Simple steps to a happier life CarmelMcConnell CARMELMcCONNELL M.MBA, F.RSA Founder, Magic Breakfast Carmel McConnell is a social entrepreneur and author. Her background is unusual in combining social activism and senior corporate experience. In 2001 she founded children's charity Magic Breakfast, ( www.magicbreakfast.com ). Magic Breakfast delivers free, healthy breakfast food and nutrition education to primary schools in greatest need - feeding 1,000 children each morning. It won the Guardian Charity of the Year award in 2005. To part fund the Magic Breakfast, Carmel founded a social enterprise, Magic Outcomes ( www.magicoutcomes.com ). Magic Outcomes offers professional leadership training and team development, based in a primary school, with all profits to Magic Breakfast. Magic Outcomes now runs programmes to help low income schools develop social enterprise skills, and create more happiness for everyone in the school environment. In 2005, Magic Outcomes won the Caroline Walker Trust Social Enterprise Award. Carmelis a Board member of the School Food Trust, Board member of Social Enterprise London and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.McConnell, Carmel is the author of 'Happiness Plan', published 2007 under ISBN 9780273711780 and ISBN 0273711784.