the happiness project.
Posted on November 4, 2013
Mondays can be filled with dread but can also be filled with optimism. I won’t pretend I purchased the book I’m about to discuss with you today because of an overwhelming feeling of Monday optomism, but I feel Monday is a good day to talk about it. I had seen Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Happiness Project’ in Kikki K a few times and I was always drawn to the title (such a great title) and cover which is so simple and sweet. The Happiness Project is a look at Gretchen’s 12 months ‘test driving’ the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Each month she focused on a particular area in her life and these were:
January: Boost Energy (Vitality)
February: Remember Love (Marriage/Relationship)
March: Aim Higher (Work)
April: Lighten Up (Parenthood)
May: Be Serious About Play (Leisure)
June: Make Time for Friends (Friendship)
July: Buy Some Happiness (Money)
August: Contemplate the Heavens (Eternity)
September: Pursue a Passion (Books)
October: Pay Attention (Mindfullness)
November: Keep a Contented Heart (Attitude)
December: Boot Camp Perfect (Happiness)
I’m only part way through reading the book but I am really enjoying it. I’ll keep you updated.
Happy Monday all.