The book makes readers focus on a different positive emotion each day, such as gratitude, forgiveness and kindness.

The first part of his programme is to train your mind so you can have more power over your thoughts.

Practices include doing something known as the 5-3-2 technique.

This involves making your first thought in the morning about five people that you’re grateful to have in your life.

For the first three minutes you meet your family, meet them like a long lost friend, Dr Sood advises.

And he says, for the first two seconds when you see another person, send a silent ‘I wish you well’.

The second step in the book’s plan is building emotional resilience through gratitude, compassion, acceptance and forgiveness.

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood talks about stress and resiliency

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‘When things go wrong,’ he says, ‘try to focus on what went right within what went wrong.’

The third stage of the program is to strengthen the connection between your mind and body.

Sood encourages a range of activities designed to relax the mind including reading, exercise, music, art, prayer, meditation and yoga.

Finally, he says people should pick healthy habits, such as exercising more and eating well, and lighten up.

‘We often take life more seriously that we need to. Humor brings you into intentional presence.’

Dr Sood claims that repeating these habits for 10 weeks could be enough to change your mindset altogether.

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