Description Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. 'The days are long, but the years are short,' she realized. 'Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter.' In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
The Happiness Project - Staff Choice by Nyjolene My best friend insisted I read this book. She even came to the store and bought it for me, so she was sure it wouldn’t end up on a ‘one-day-I’ll-read-this wish list’.
It’s fun to read how someone tries to make herself happier in practical ways with to do lists and monthly goals… It really is a fantastic book. Gretchen is honest about the fact that some ideas don’t work for her and others do, but it inspires you to take on a similar project for yourself! I really enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone who wants to give a higher level of happiness a try, no matter how happy you already are.
The Happiness Project - Customer Choice by Laura Baaijens If you ever wonder if making little changes in your life and habits can make you a lot happier, then this is a book you should read. Gretchen Rubin dedicated an entire year to finally trying all the things she’d always wanted to make time for. If you want to commit to a big Happiness Project of your own you can follow her tips and find resources on her website. Or you can just read about her experience and see if it sparks any ideas you could implement more casually. This would be a great book to start your year with if you hope to tackle any resolutions.
The Happiness Project - Customer Choice by Lian Blasse I wasn't blown away by the writing or the content per se, but I included it in my top 5 because it really got me thinking. I annotated this book while reading, because there were so many things in it that I wanted to come back to later. It wasn't an easy read but I'm glad I read it.