“The Happiness Project”

The Happiness Project book

Have you guys read “The Happiness Project“, by Gretchen Rubin? (No, I haven’t been living under a rock. Yes, it was everywhere for a while. I just never got around to reading it. And honestly, I didn’t think it would live up to the hype.) What did you think?

In the past year, or so, I’ve found myself randomly researching happiness and learning more about it. I find the topic fascinating and I think this would have been a great book to start with. I’ve been nodding and taking notes (–seriously, notes.) I’m tempted to buy used copies and hand them out to everyone I know.

I say this knowing I tend to get obsessed with books while I’m immersed in them. It will be interesting to see if the glow wears off after I’m done.  Or if I’ll have a dog-eared copy forever.

Curious to hear what other people think of it. Thumbs up?

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6 Responses to ““The Happiness Project””

  1. Isa Says:

    I haven’t read it but I’m about to launch The Empowerment Project and discovered this as I was checking this name was available. It looks like a great book so I hope I find time to read it someday. The most lifechanging thing I know about happiness is that “you choose to be happy”. Once I heard that somewhere things clicked into place for me.

    • Gaia // Children's Illustrator Says:

      Ooh Isa, I’ll have to check your site re The Empowerment Project!– Sounds great! Yeah check out the book and let me know your thoughts. (I’ve done a lot of forehead-smacking in the last few days.) Also her blog is quite active and has a ton of stuff on it. Also worth a look!

  2. Kristen from creative stash Says:

    I read this around the time of all the hype. I remember digging it. I didn’t agree with everything but even so respected the information and Gretchen’s journey. I would like to re read it to refresh the ideas!

    • Gaia // Children's Illustrator Says:

      Yeah I’m finding the whole thing really inspiring. Lots of good creative/happy/introspective juices flowing!

  3. Lindsey Says:

    I read it a while ago and didn’t care for the author (/main character), but liked the basic concept. I took away the idea of focusing on different aspects of my life for my monthly goals.

    • Gaia // Children's Illustrator Says:

      Lindsey, I know what you mean– I remember coming across her blog a few years ago, and found it annoying. For some reason, it doesn’t bother me now:) How cool to incorporate it into monthly goals! How’s it going?

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