Conscious Reading: The Happiness Project


This past week I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. As the self-explanatory title explains, the book is a culmination of Rubin's commitment to spend one year focusing on various areas of her life to increase her happiness. She wasn't depressed or particularly sad before, but she felt how many of us probably feel- stressed and a bit out of control. 

The book is broken down month by month as she explains the areas she wishes to focus on. Were we to create our own happiness project, she claims, our specific areas of focus would probably be different since not everyone needs help in the same areas of life. 

For Rubin, the little things went a long way. Amont other things, she focused on organization, preparedness and lightheartedness, identifying ways in which she could improve upon these problem areas. 

 While I didn't see eye-to-eye with her on everything, I did find the book inspiring and think it's worth reading in order to examine your own life's happiness and ways in which you can fine tune it for a better experience. Pick it up online by clicking the link above.