The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany. One rainy afternoon on a city bus, she realised that she wasn’t as happy as she could be. In danger of wasting her days – always yearning for something more, waiting for problems to miraculously solve themselves – she realised her life wasn’t going to change unless she did something about it.
On January 1, she embarked on her Happiness Project, and each month she pursued a different set of resolutions: to get more sleep, quit nagging her husband, sing in the morning to her two young daughters, start a blog, imitate a spiritual master, keep a one-sentence journal. She immersed herself in everything from classical philosophy to contemporary psychology to see what worked for her-and what didn’t.
Illuminating yet entertaining, profound yet compulsively readable, The Happiness Project is one of the most thoughtful and prescriptive works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject. Filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humour, her story will inspire readers to navigate their own paths to happiness.
Family Coach Jenny Hale says
Almost every page of this book has a new revelation or thought-provoking moment, highly recommended for anyone who wants to be sure they’re living their lives to the full. Proactively pursuing happiness is clearly the way to go for better relationships and all-round satisfaction with life.