Judy Crockett

Judy Crockett
Judy Crockett

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Happiness Project Book Review

The Happiness Project, a book written by Gretchen Rubin, is a 'how to' book with a little different approach.

Interestingly enough, happiness is the most sought after human condition. Even our constitution mentions the pursuit of happiness.

What intrigued me about the book is we identify areas we wish to work on, break the list into months, and work on mastering an area each month which makes results somewhat measurable. While goals are specific to each individual, it's amazing how many are common to all. Also interesting are the things that actually contribute to a feeling of well-being that are practical and doable.

For instance:
.clutter drains energy...(so clean up the clutter)
.work is critical to happiness...(so get off the couch)
.change the way you think to change results...(instead of complaining)
.having too many choices can be paralyzing...(so clean the closet)
.unfinished tasks can be disproportionately draining...(too true)

So now on to next month...

This review was provided by Ms. Phyllis Hanna of Manistee.

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