For April, my book club decided to The Happiness Project. I had heard a lot of really great things about it, so I was really excited to read this book. Here’s a little about it:
One rainy afternoon, while riding a city bus, Gretchen Rubin asked herself, “What do I want from life, anyway?” She answered, “I want to be happy”—yet she spent no time thinking about her happiness. In a flash, she decided to dedicate a year to a happiness project. The result? One of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject.
The Happiness Project synthesizes the wisdom of the ages with current scientific research, as Rubin brings readers along on her year to greater happiness.
I was so excited to get started on this. Anything that can make me happy, keep me happy and generally boost my attitude, I am all for it! The first couple chapters I was really into it. After that, I sort of felt like “ok, I got it already.” I found that I was skimming and the only reading the chapters or subchapters that were interesting to me or that may be relevant for me.
I don’t think I’m going to be starting my own happiness project, but I am glad I read the book and I got some good ideas of some general ways to be happier that I hadn’t thought about before.