I'm currently going through a rough patch with my emotions and my mood in my early 30's. this is a fantastic book and I've taken many good things from it. I would hands down recommend it and will be re-listening to it soon.
I loved The Happiness Project! As I listened to the Audible edition, I kept thinking that I had read the book. While I may have, I can’t be sure that I did. Maybe it was just familiarity with the subject of happiness. Gretchen Rubin did a great job of narrating her own story. After an awakening of sorts, she decided to devote a year of her life to her ‘happiness project’. Each month had a specific focus. She shares her successes and failures, both those promoting happiness and those that did not. I found the audio version to be enlightening and entertaining. I hope Gretchen Rubin and all of her readers/listeners fine continuing success with their ‘Happiness Projects’. Definitely a valuable listen!
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I would definitely recommend this book to others. If fact I already have.
I wasn't crazy about the narration, but I suppose it adds something to the audiobook when it is being read by the author.
I have implemented some of her ideas and suggestions into my daily life and I'm glad that I read this. I enjoyed it a lot.
I listened to this book during my walks and found her advice to be actually really helpful. I liked and appreciated all the research she has done and quotes from Ben Franklin and other philosophers to help support her advice (looks like people have been struggling with happiness for centuries!) While sometimes she may have slightly appeared a tiny bit pretentious, she could also be humble and admit her challenges and shortcomings. I actually finished this book and was sorry it ended and that's a big compliment coming from me!
I have lost count of how many times I've read and listened to Gretchen's happiness books. I've learned that each new pass brings something new to me and that my commitment to being happy is strengthened and maintained through Gretchen's work. Don't miss this or her other two books or her podcast or blog! Her candor, clarity and exhaustive knowledge of the subject will change you for the better. Thank you Gretchen.
I found Gretchen Rubin's ideas, observations and resolutions to be very insightful. I'm really excited to implement this into my life, and it has already helped me be more mindful of my actions and thoughts.