Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Happiness Project

I have just finished a wonderful and inspiring book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It highlights one woman's challenge to herself to try all sorts of resolutions to make her even happier. She was not unhappy before, but she felt as though there were some aspects of her life that could use improvement in order to allow her to make the most of her life. The 11 resolutions ranged from energy to marriage, parenthood, leisure and money. Each month she attempted several resolutions related to one area of her life.

After reading this book, I have decided to create my own 11 resolutions and put each one into effect over the next year. For the month of March, I am going to work on increasing my energy. This week I am attempting to get 8 hours sleep each night.

My hope in writing this is that I will feel more accountable to myself. If anyone else has read this book or put their own happiness project into effect, please let me know your thoughts!

For more information on this book visit www.happiness-project.com/


  1. Sleeping is giving in - it's a hobby for people with nothing important to do.

    Of course, I'm writing this from work where I'm reading blogs because I can't concentrate after being up all night.

    Maybe there's something to this whole sleep fad afterall. Good luck baby!

  2. SWEET BLISSFUL SLEEP :) I have always turned to sleep when stressed. I think I am one of the few people who was able to sleep soundly the night before a huge exam in UNI :) I still rember my bed in first year, how blissful it was to climb in for an afternoon nap, memories of naps in spring with the window open..slight cool breeze warm blankets, sunlight on my face, ahhh then there is napping by a fire, or in a rainstorm...I LOVE SLEEP :)
    Here's to SWEET SLEEP :)

  3. LOL, I love sleep too - and I deprive myself of it far too often! After reading your comment on 'Sweet Sleep' I thoroughly enjoyed a guilt free nap this afternoon with Ewan!