People, I have such an exciting book I want to tell you about!
It’s called: the Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.
The author decided she’d turn becoming a happier person into a practical project: a Happiness Project.
For one year she tried out all kinds of resolutions to become happier, like: keeping a one-sentence journal, reading Aristotle, having more fun, reading kidlit, starting a blog, keeping a gratitude journal, behaving more kindly, cleaning out her closets, fighting right and singing in the morning.
She focused on one area per month e.g. fun, energy, marriage, parenthood, money.
At the end of the year she wrote the account of her journey and shared what she’d learned.
It is an immensely inspiring book and I encourage you all to go pick up a copy of it at
or if you’re English or Dutch you can order via http://www.amazon.co.uk/Happiness-Project-Morning-Aristotle-Generally/dp/0061583251/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262888882&sr=1-1
If you’re in a motivational slump, stuck in a rut, need some encouragement and ideas to generally have more fun and need some information for the pursuit of more happiness in your life, it’ll bring you great joy reading it, or listening to it as an audiobook as I’m doing (you can purchase it through the Itunes store).
Along with the book she created a blog and a free happiness toolbox.
Now what can I use the happiness toolbox for?
- To create y our own resolutions chart to check off every day. You can check mine at http://www.happinessprojecttoolbox.com/toolbox/user/E5ter.html?type=RESOLUTION You can post your chart either privately or publicly. If you go public like I did, you’ll also be able to inspire others.
- To create an inspiration board by assembling inspirational quotes and pics
- To create a one sentence journal about e.g. gratitude, your baby’s first year or your progress on your resolutions.
I wish you a very happy day and let me know if you’re going to start your own Happiness Project.
Here’s the link to Gretchen’s blog: