After listening through I was so eager to start my own Happiness Project. I am relistening now, it is just that good.
There are so many ideas that I never thought of relating to happiness before (clean closets, empty shelves.) I am a parent, and so is the author. A large part of the book related directly to children and to marriage. I think there's still a lot to be found for anyone who has a close relationship and/or nieces or nephews/children in their lives. I never really thought about how my every day actions could add up or detract from my happiness. I'm very glad Gretchen wrote this book - despite her critics. Her website is also a great compliment to this book.
Gretchen's "Happiness at Home" is read by another performer. I might have to read that as a hard copy instead of the audio book. I became spoiled listening to Gretchen read this book because It just felt more authentic to hear her discussing her personal life changes.
Just do it!
The Dalai Lama's book on happiness. It was a religious experience for both authors. :)
Her candidness. What worked and didn't work for her, that failures were ok, but don't give up.
Be all you can be - happily
I really enjoyed listening to this book. There was some eyeopeners for me and I am going to start my own Happiness Project.
It's great to hear the author read the book.
writer, thinker, designer, business woman. spiritual, yogi, film+music+food lover. spanish, french, italian speaker. M's lover!
I read and hear many books, on different subjects. This year is all about happiness and a better life. This book mixes in a balanced manner the rationality needed to be happy.
In simple words, Gretchen Rubin organizes the world outside her, to make the inner world function better. Isn't that what we ll want?
Plus, the recording and reading is really good!
My advise: read it, think about your life and live a better quality life, with the people you want, not with things and imposed subjects. Your life.
Great and relevant research work done on this topic and presented with layman in mind. A married man with children can relate very well to the fun filled initiatives to uplift everyone and thrive.
It could've been shorter. There were long passages dedicated to things like "cleaning my closet" that probably could've been cut.
Sure. I like her writing style.
It inspired me to get back to working on my bucket list.
Senior User Experience Designer for CNN Digital, Health Nut, Moonlight Product Designer and UX Consultant. Trying to live each day better than the las
This books is not transcendent or very philosophical. It has a taste of spirituality but not a hint of sanctimony. What is this book?
Immediately applicable to daily life. Funny. Real. Self-depreciatingly honest but filled with self-love. A simple and no-nonsense look at the complexities of life and searching for happiness. Filled with write-that-down wisdom for life alongside write-that-down decluttering tips.
I am actually in the process of designing my own happiness project right now and cannot wait to start. And will definitely be buying her next book, "Happier at Home". Can't wait.
I would recommend listening AND buying a hardcopy to follow up with. I loved listening to Gretchen tell her own story, but I had to get the hardcopy too for underlining and notes in the margin.