Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Club: The Happiness Project

I just finished the latest book from my book club The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

It was described to me as fun and easy to read and I agree.  It's a great book club feel good book for summer. 

The author documents her one year goal to be happier.  I thought her outlines were great, her goals were interested and personal enough to make the book approachable.  I wasn't a huge fan of the random pages dedicated to comments made on her blog.  If I wanted to read those, I would read the blog.  Overall I really enjoyed it.

I won't be started my own happiness project.  But mostly because I already have a very similar sytem in place in my life.  I also envisioned as more of a life map/game plan than a happiness project, but it's not that dissimilar.  Every year in December, I sit down and write down all the categories in my life and come up with specific goals for each.  Some goals are specific like "run a 5k" or "convert family files to electronic files" and some are more general "be neater" or "be more involved in the community" which are then broken down into specific goals that particular month.  It's always worked out pretty well for me, and I'm sure it will benefit this December from some of the ideas in the book.

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