Each day a new beginning a new opportunity to be working in my happiness band myself. Gretchen Rubin is an inspirations. Her simple get profoundly effective tips is sure to get anyone closer to happiness. Definitely a must read for anyone on this journey called life who hopes to aspire for more meaningfilled experience worth remembering.
I can identify with the writer so much and I'm so glad to have found this book. I'm excited to focus on what I'd like my own project to look like during December and then go full force 2016.
I'm taking the last weeks of this year to get in the right space. I want my intentions to be purposeful and long-lasting. Great discovery. Thank you!
I love the way this book is divided into the months of the year. It makes listening in chunks more enjoyable.
After listening to this book I've subscribed to Gretchen's podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, which I would also recommend.
Some of the topics really hit home for me and I was inspired to create my own list of commandments. Don't think I have Gretchen's discipline though, so sticking to it will be another thing.
Reading a self-help book like this one would have been my intent, however, because life happens, I would have never been able to finish it in any reasonable amount of time. Listening to this book on audible was my best option and I'm so glad I did. There were moments of listening that actually made a huge difference in the way I approached the day or circumstance, that at the time, seemed daunting. I enjoyed the stories of real people and the author sharing many of her own personal stories as well. I'm forever impacted by the "resolutions" ideal verses the "goals" definition. This will be a game changer for me as I go forward in my own resolve to be happier. And "Thank You, Gretchen" for helping me adopt and embrace the "Be Gretchen" approach to life. Except, of course, it will be "Be Kaye", whoever that is😉. I'm on a quest to figure it out and to be true to myself and not get caught in the rip-tide of being a people pleaser. The motivation to listen to this book was a quest to be happier right now, not later. I think I can and will do better now that I've listened to this book and have took some valuable tips from it to practice and adopt in my thinking and actions. Thanks Gretchen, for taking the time to write this book and sharing what you learned!
Living, learning and loving life every day!
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.