The Happiness Project

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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is a great book.  When I decided to start the Best Books series, The Happiness Project immediately came to mind.  First off, it deals with a great topic- happiness.  Pretty much all of us just want to be happy, but how much time do we really spend working with that specific goal in mind?

Gretchen Rubin decided to take a year to really work on being happy.  She listed 11 areas she could work on to improve her happiness and spent a month focusing on each one and then dedicated the last month to practicing them all.  I think that sort of project is a brilliant idea. The book details her experience throughout the journey and also has a lot of interesting facts about happiness thrown in from her research.

The writing style is enjoyable and easy-to-read.  Many scenes are light-hearted and funny.  It’s the sort of book that makes you want to just keep reading page after page.

I found many of the things she tried to be inspirational and wanted to apply them to my own life.  It made me think about the little things I could to do be happier.  There was a lot I could relate to, including a part about not liking some things she wished she liked.  I even wrote a post on that same topic when I was in Chicago wishing that I liked big cities.

I think anybody could get something out of this book because we all want to be happier.  It’s enjoyable to read, well-written, inspirational and informative.  What more could one ask for from a book?

Want to know more?  Visit Gretchen Rubin’s website or view The Happiness Project on Amazon.

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