The Happiness Project

There’s a reason self-help books are one of the highest selling genres of books. I know a lot of people frown upon them and think that people who read them are “weak” or “desperate” but it’s just not true. There are self-help books for everything, and I think that’s fantastic. I personally love anything motivational and inspirational and that’s why I’ve started reading more of these books. 

Earlier this year I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and was so inspired by it that I decided to create my own Happiness Project. Now for those of you who haven’t read the book what Gretchen did was dedicate a year of her life to being happier. She had a different theme for every month and within those themes she had goals.

I’m not a huge fan of starting things on January 1 because it feels too much like a New Years Resolution to me, and I tend to always break those. So instead, because my year of rejections has ended, I decided to make this a birthday year, starting in August,  instead of a calendar year. 

I’m not going to get too much into what I’m doing every month since I’m going to write a blog post at the end of each month, however, I’m going to give you a sneak peek of the theme for every month. 

  • August: Pride
  • September: Adventure
  • October: Passion
  • November: Solo
  • December: Joy
  • January: Power
  • February: Remembrance
  • March: Play 
  • April: Humour
  • May: Advocacy 
  • June: Fear
  • July: Explore

I hope you’ll all enjoy my journey for the next year I’m finding my own happiness and trying new things. Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on any of my adventures for the next year. 

One thought on “The Happiness Project

  1. Matt says:

    I look forward to August’s post . Pride is a good theme. We often beat ourselves up unnecessarily.

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