Lykke is the Danish word for happiness. Danish people have been consistently ranked as the happiest people in the world so this may have been a deciding factor in Mike’s naming of this book. This is his second book, his first one is The little book of Hygge, which is a worldwide bestseller. Meanwhile he is working as the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, so who if not him, can teach us more about how to achieve happiness in our life.
In this captivating book, Meik Wiking takes us on a treasure hunt to unlock the doors to inner fulfilment. From how we spend our precious time, to how we relate to our neighbours and cook dinner, he gathers evidence, stories and tips from the very happiest corners of the planet. This is the ultimate guide to how we can all find a little more lykkein our lives.
In this book Mike does not only collect stories from Danes, but also from people around the world – these include, Mexico, Delhi, Dubai and much more to try to discover the secret of what makes us happy. If there are a few steps we all need to take, to have a fulfilled life, the first of these is our friends and family. We need to be surrounded by people we like and trust and to have the feeling that we are part of the community. This might sound easy but nowadays people spend more time alone and most of them find it hard to connect with people face to face.
The next step is called ‘Money’ which surely doesn’t surprise anyone. The connection between money and happiness is complicated. Well it’s the truth, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy experiences like holidays that you were dreaming about to have in a foreign country and trust me it feels almost the same.
There are few more steps in the book that are interesting to follow and no one can guarantee that they will work for you too but at least you can try, right?