For months I have been meaning to read “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. I’ve thought for the longest time that it would benefit me so much. I am the type of person who strives to constantly improve, and happiness has always been something that I have been neglectful of. This past Tuesday as Nw Years Eve settled in in full force I finally had an opportunity to reflect on the past year and contemplate how I wanted to make changes in the coming one. I decided on New Years Day (albeit a bit late) that I wanted to read The Happiness Project to start my year off right, and undertake my own happiness project.
The next day at lunch time I ran to Barnes and Noble with a friend and picked up both the Happiness Project (book) and the 5 year journal. Every spare moment I’ve had since then has been consumed with reading this book. I am only about half way through, but in some ways, I am trying to savor it and process everything I am reading. I am determined to make changes this year.
Since I started the book after the new year, I felt a bit behind her on starting my own project. I wanted to start right away, but already four days of the month have passed by. So what I decided was this, January’s focus would be on Organization. January would be spent organizing my project, organizing my home, organizing my work, and organizing my life. From there I’ll move on to the next 11 months to work on different areas of my life in each of those.
I am beyond excited for this project. I feel so incredibly energized by the prospect. I can tell already that it would be anything that is going to change who I am, but it will be a great exercise in self improvement and self reflection, and hopefully out of it, I will find greater happiness.
Look forward to more posts on this subject, and more posts about the mini-projects I’ll be attempting as part of it. Anyone who has any advice or has done their own project please feel free to share your insights! Blessings for a very wonderful new year to all!