I love to have a project and this is my latest: Happiness Project
Completely unashamedly copied from Gretchen Ruben who has written a fantastic book about her own Happiness Project. I bought my copy of the book only a few weeks ago and haven’t even finished it yet but I know I want to do my own Happiness Project. I keep reading bits out of Gretchens book aloud to my husband and he can’t believe it wasn’t me who wrote those words.
I am starting this project now as, for me, September always seems to be a time of change and I can see no better time than to start now. I must admit I have been procrastinating a bit but have decided that ‘done is better than perfect’ so here is my page dedicated to my Happiness Project.
It is funny, when I was looking round the house for a suitable book to start taking notes in I came across an empty note pad, apart from the front page which has the words “HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN A YEAR” written on it. I am not sure when I wrote this in this book, it was quite dusty when I found it. I wonder whether this Happiness Project will change my life in a year?
Gretchen talks about looking at different areas of her life per month to try to increase her happiness in each of the areas. I really like her idea of working on energy levels first and so this is also what I think I will focus on first; getting enough sleep, enough water, better nutrition, making your home tidy so you are better able to concentrate on other projects and ideas at a later stage.
I have been trying to think of ideas for: change within surroundings, challenging your mind, working for others and soothing the soul/heart/spirit. I would really like to focus on one idea per week so will try to make them simple but I also want this to be a creative process so will endeavour to try to make my ideas creative.
As always if you have any ideas or want to share anything that makes you happy do let me know. I am working on a button and a linky so if you did fancy joining me on this Happiness Project I will let you know how to very soon (when I’ve worked it out myself). Also if you would like to write a guest post about a thing/things that make you particularly happy or a method of thinking that helps you if things get tough let me know.