“A “happiness project” is an approach to changing your life. First is the preparation stage, when you identify what brings your joy, satisfaction, and engagement, and also what brings you guilt, anger, boredom and remorse. Second is the making of resolutions, when you identify the concrete actions that will boost your happiness. Then comes the interesting part; keeping your resolutions.” – Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
I first read The Happiness Project back in 2015 and did my own version of the project in 2016. (Read all about the book here in this blog post and here and here for my version of the project.)
Although I’ve already written about it, I wanted to bring it back for Book of the Week, as I remember being so inspired by Rubin’s thorough documentation of her daily adventures in trying to be happier. I loved the idea of the project and would recommend this book to anyone interested in the concept of happiness, or who might want to make a change in their life.
“Look for happiness under your own roof.”
― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
“When I find myself focusing overmuch on the anticipated future happiness of arriving at a certain goal, I remind myself to ‘Enjoy now’. If I can enjoy the present, I don’t need to count on the happiness that is (or isn’t) waiting for me in the future”.”
– ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project