Have you ever found yourself in self-improvement mode even when everything seems to be going smoothly to all of those around you?
I suspect that has been the case for me for years. I never seem to be satisfied with the current situation, there always seems to be room for improvement.
Gretchen Rubin?s The Happiness Project is a great example of this, which is probably why I enjoyed reading it most. I read it in fits in starts, but this books can be put down and picked back up without much problem.
The highlights of the books for me were:
- Twelve Commandments ? a set of rules to remind herself of the most important things to live by
- Enjoy now (March/Work) ? trying to enjoy the process of the now, rather than looking to when it?s done how happy I will be, and what the next big thing will be
- Take Time for Projects (April/Lighten Up) ? setting aside time to focus on projects I?ve been putting on the backburner
- Go Off the Path (May/Play) ? be willing to be distracted by something new and interesting along the way
- Make Three New Friends (June/Friends) ? in every new situation, attempting to engage with and befriend new people
- Forget About Results (September/Books) ? reading what I want and how I want without any particular purpose except to enjoy reading
- Book 2 #50BookPledge / You Don?t Need a Job! You Need Guts
- The Virgin Cure ? #50bookpledge ? book 5
- Life gets in the way
- #50BookPledge / Book 3
- The Art of Non-Conformity ? a book response