The happiness project
By: Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project is all about changing your life in small ordinary ways each day. Gretchen writes mainly about how she worked through the project in one year and as she wrote she outlined ideas that you can do to start your own happiness project.
Now I would not say I am unhappy, however I could certainly use some improvement. Here are the questions Gretchen writes that you and I need to start thinking about before we start our own happiness project?
What brings you JOY, SATISFACTION and GUILT/REMORSE and causes ANGER?
What are the Commandments you live by Daily?
What are the life lessons that guide your life right now, for better or worse?
What is something you could give up that would make your life better?
What are your TRUE RULES? The Most Important Priorities in your life?
What is your MENTAL AREA OF REFUGE?
Gretchen writes about the difference between setting up goals and resolutions. Goals are something you can “HIT.” Resolutions are something that you keep daily there is never a finishing point, because you are always working on the resolution because you “resolve to do it everyday—FOREVER.”
And if you forget or fail…you start over that minute…. and continuing working on your resolution.
Important Quotes I want to remember from the book:
“Within a marriage, it takes at least 5 good acts to repair the damage of 1 critical or destructive act.”
“Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love?....The only way I can prove my love is by……every little sacrifice, every glance and word….” Saint Therese
“Life is so much better when you are happy with who you are because you kept your promises.”
“Do good…..feel good”
“When one loves, one does not calculate.” Saint Therese
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