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I so enjoyed listening to the Happiness Project. I read this several years ago, but after hearing Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth Happiness podcast these past months, I wanted to "hear" Gretchen tell her story. She shares her journey to become happier, and inspired me to do the same. This was life changing for me, and is sure to do the same for anyone who is ready to answer the questions for themselves.
Great read. Very well researched. Explores a variety of ideas on happiness from a plentitude of sources, schools of thought and figures from history. Peppered with lots of applicable modern day examples and provides many ideas to explore as well as achievable ways to implement happiness in your own life. Author places a lot of emphasis on her own particular family and set of personal problems which lends to understandable and relatable analogies but becomes repetitive with the narrowed focus on motherhood.Narration by the author is very well presented and she provides a good clear reading with positive energy and expression.Highly recommended
I love reading/listening to books that promote personal growth. This book gave me a lot to think about. The Happiness Project provides a systematic approach to cultivating richer, fuller happiness in our lives. She shared relatable personal experiences and research that helped me see the importance in putting more thought into creating a plan for more happiness, not just expecting it.
Gretchen Rubin's struggles are not at all similar to my own. That really did not matter. Her candor helped me appreciate our individual humanness and that each person's project will be individual.
I want to find others willing to try this whole thing out so that I can measure my growth with others interested in these ideas. I think Gretchen Rubin's ideas are worthy of a movement in how we all could accomplish more meaningful and richer interactions with others as well as enriching our own lives. This is a thought-provoking, good use of time.
As Rubin prefaces her book, happiness looks different for all of us. So not every chapter of this book will be directly relevant to you or your life. Still, the principles of growth, mindfulness, and accountability outlined herein will make everyone happier.
I had read mixed reviews and almost did not purchase this book. I would have missed out on a terrific book. I miss Gretchen already and may listen to it again, especially because I could not take notes while driving. Even if you do not fit into Gretchen's demographic (as I think that some of the bad reviewers did not), anyone can gain insight from her project. she has a blog and other online forums that can enhance the experience if you want more. I have certainly become much more self aware and tried to employ some of Gretchen's suggestions.
Very thought-inspiring and genuine. Its the kind of book that you want to read periodically. It leads you to some "ah-hah" moments that inspire change in perspective.
Loved that Gretchen was the narrarator, seemed she was talking to just me! Improving life seems doable, no matter who you are.
I am in a point of transition in my life and Gretchen gave me a lot of enjoyable food for thought. Even though writing is not something I find enjoyable I could see how I could adapt my own happiness project. I really enjoyed the quotes from so varied authors. It encouraged me to broaden my reading list.
Was too instructional i guess. it wasnt a good read for me. at least give it 2 chapters before you decide because i can twll she is very good. maybe ill try another of her books.