Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Happiness: My Next Step
I've been reading a book by Gretchen Rubin titled The Happiness Project. It details her journey while seeking to make herself happier. It has some very useful info in it, and it is very interesting. One of the main points that I think she is beginning to discover is that she was probably very happy when she started her project, but she just didn't take notice of it. I think that is a lesson for all of us. There are many things that make us happy that we take for granted. It's when we become aware of those things that we realize how happy we really are.
I am not finished with the book, but one thing that she mentioned was that she decided to keep a one sentence daily journal. This way, she would not feel obligated to write a big long post about the day, but she could concentrate on the main thing that happened each day. She often includes more than one sentence...but just enough to get her thought all in. I have decided that I will try this. What better place than on this blog? I know I will have other posts along the way, but this will help me to post more regularly without feeling that I have neglected my blog. I shall start this tomorrow. I wanted to provide some background info on what I was doing so that any readers out there would know what I was doing...whether it's one sentence or five. I look forward to it. I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Happiness Project. You can also check out her website here. Let me know if you do, and what you think.