Monday, December 23


Gretchen Rubin wrote a great book called ‘The Happiness Project’. Even if you’re happy with your life there are always things which can make you happier. She talks about things which make sense: if you remove clutter from your house you will feel better, and if you go to bed earlier, you will be able to cope with hardship if it comes your way. If you make a conscious effort to do things you enjoy, like taking a short walk during your lunchbreak, or having a cup of coffee with your friends, you might be able to deal with adversity if it comes. She also recommends starting your own happiness project. So far I’ve filled three months: remove clutter in January, read about spirituality in February and taking a painting class in March. But let’s handle Christmas first.