Gretchen was on to something & I'm glad she was brave enough to write a book on her personal ah-ha moment. I think many of us (especially women) are trying to navigate between the many hats we wear, and get worried when we start feeling like we're losing ourselves and our personal purpose. Gretchen has mastered the navigation blueprint of doing it all (& in some cases, that means letting some things go). This is a definite re-read several times. AND, I would suggest this to young women entering into college to read this. Get things figured out before a husband & babies get involved. You'll be better equipped to enjoy that incredibly valuable & precious time more fully.
I had heard of the Happiness Project but had not made the time to read it. When I finally did, I was pleasantly surprised by how much good information was in there, practical yet inspiring! A tough mix. A personal account woven with real-life studies and anecdotes. A worthy read that will inspire you to look at your own life.
Uplifting. Inspiring. Refreshing.
A lot of research went into this, but I didn't feel like any of it was ground breaking. For example, any good upbringing will tell you that you feel good when you do good things for other people. All the same, it was a refreshing "feel good book."
I enjoyed this book and could relate to so many of Gretchen's experiences. The book provides lots of practical ideas on how to move forward with my own happiness project. Definitely worth the time. I will probably go back and read again to decide what things I want to consider trying for myself
I recommend this book for anyone that wants to do something to actively change their life for better or need ideas to get out of a negative funk. Gretchen has great insights and quotes that will lift you up and her systematic approach is easy to replicate in different types of life style.
My favorite part about this book is how down to earth it is. There's nothing to high-minded or overly cerebral, just a whole long list of really simple ways to improve your happiness! I've already started applying many of the tips and tools she suggests!
I got about 3 insightful takeaways. It was a bit negative or intense at times for a happiness book. I guess is part of being Gretchen.