Now, I didn't buy 'the HAPPINESS project' as I was unhappy. Dangerously, I live very close to kikki k and often frequent there even when I don't need anything! The result being that I have a large array of pens, post it notes, funny paper clips, very organised files, all white with flourishes and pops of colour. It was on one of these fine shopping trips that I found the HAPPINESS project staring at me from the shelf.
'Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project—an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. The Happiness Project has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America alone, has been published in more than thirty languages, and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.'
Like myself, Gretchin Rubin was not unhappy when she wrote the book, she was happily married with a lovely family and enjoyable career. She simply wondered how she could be happier. What did I take from it? Well, I have started to do those little things that you keep meaning to do but never do get done . The result is that I do feel more content and less guilty. I have written up everyone's birthdays on a calendar, scouring facebook (yes it is a kikki k calendar! ) I'm making sure that I keep in regular contact with the people I care about and I've stoppoed doing things that I don't want to do. Gretchin has lot's of tools to accompany the book so have a read and see where it takes you.