Book Recommendation: The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

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Summary

“Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current specific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. She found that money can buy happiness, when spent wisely; that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that outer order contributes inner calm; that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.”

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What athletes overseas have said:

“Living abroad in an unfamiliar country can be really fun and exciting, but it can also take it’s toll on a person.  Therefore, there are a few things I do that make me feeling comfortable and happy: -write in my ‘one line a day’ journal.  After reading the book ‘The Happiness Project’, I have tried to live in the moment each day and capture a small part of that in a journal meant for a couple sentences a day” – Lauren Gibbemeyer

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“Certain books make me feel like I need to bust out a highlighter and a little notebook and jot down important takeaways so I don’t forget them once I finish reading.”

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“I enjoyed The Happiness Project because it’s not another feel-good, warm ‘n fuzzies book. (*Cough, Chicken Soup for the Soul) It’s not soul-searching reading that will move you to tears either. (*Cough, The Last Lecture) It’s simple, matter-of-fact, and doesn’t beat around the bush.” DesignLively

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“The days are long but the years are short”

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record

“365 days. 5 years. 1,825 moments captured. In her best-selling book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin discovers the pleasure of writing just one sentence every day. The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal helps you to make a fascinating and revealing time capsule of the next five years of your life. Simply turn to today’s date, reflect on the quote at the top of the page, and jot down just one sentence (perhaps about something good that happened that day). This daily ritual is highly do-able and provides a striking sense of accomplishment, and as the years go by you can see how your entries evolve.”

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Online support, guidance, articles, and much more

www.gretchenrubin.com

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Some excerpts from the book

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Q&A with the Author

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