I have been infatuated by the idea of assembling my own Happiness Project for a while now. I think it started that fall morning when the colorful cover of Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project” caught my eye on the shelf of Borders (back when Border’s still existed). I didn’t want to add another book to my overflowing shelf so I decided that the following month after payday and once I got my room cleaned I could pick it up. Throughout the month I was still so curious about the book and overjoyed when I got to pick it up.
“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 by Gretchen Rubin
I have been wanting to do my own “happiness project”, but was overwhelmed with where to start. Honestly I think I was in a better head space last year and definitely more energetic, but this could be the reason why a happiness project would be good for me.
I have to be honest. I have NO idea what I am doing… For all I know the whole thing could blow up in smoke, but I hope to learn something from it. I have been feeling really down lately and feel like it is time for me to set some goals and start taking care and pride in myself.
Check out my “HAPPINESS PROJECT” page to view my game plan!!!
I think I will DIVE NOW and think later. That may seem reckless, but I mean that in terms of going for it and NOT procrastinating. I may change and revise things as I go… Nothing is set in stone. I just hope I can stick with it. Wish me luck and let me know if you have any comments or suggestions. Feel free tojoin me too with your own happiness project!
At least this gives me a starting point. Things may change and nothing is set in stone. I just want to make sure that I stick with it and follow through. I am on a journey of reinventing my life and finding my voice again.
I really and truly hope you are enjoying these final days of 2012!
Peace, Joy, and Love,