I love the practical suggestions for a simpler, happier life. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a quick, easy read! There are aspects of the book that I find problematic (yes, Gretchen’s life is much easier than the average person) but some of her suggestions resonated with me as smart ways to increase my happiness. I started a Pinterest board to keep track of these ideas, and would love for you to join me in this project by creating your own board!
- Be Chandler
- The days are long but the years are short
- What’s fun for other people might not be fun for you and vice-versa
- Toss, Restore, Reorganize (Clean out my closets)
I am a perpetual (self-identified) hoarder. I am pretty sure it runs in my family. Gretchen’s book and my impending move inspired me to start cleaning out my closets. I started to get rid of clothes that did not fit. I donated over 80 items to friends and Goodwill. I also started throwing away old cards, letters, and keepsakes that were no longer worth saving. I still have a long way to go but this was a great start!
- Find more fun
- Act more energetic
- Make time for friends
- Be silly, be generous, be spontaneous
- Smile more
This is just the beginning of a new journey towards increased daily happiness. Have you read The Happiness Project? What stood out most for you? If you’ve started your own version of a Happiness project I would love to hear more about it!