Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happiness Project

I just started reading Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project" so celebrate the new year. Who isn't in favor of more happiness?

What I like about it so far: each person will create their own happiness project, not follow a prescribed pattern. Changes are added one at a time, building on successes. This is basically the process I've been following to change to a healthier diet. Other than starting to add in some exercise, I'm not inclined to make a lot of changes this year.

Had a great time in Phoenix with Nicole and my friend Kathe last week. Indian food, Sherlock Holmes and a road trip to Tucson were on the agenda. My grandcats were very happy to see me as well. They've recovered from the trauma of Christmas at our house and claws are healing.

Yesterday I finally took down all of the Christmas decorations and cleaned the front of the house. Guitar Guy was out and about so I turned up my music and sang loudly while I was cleaning. Still have more decluttering to do (and we won't talk about the garage) but now I can take that a little at a time.

Finally am starting socks for Guitar Guy. He's been complaining for months that I've never made him anything. Decided on #One Husband socks. Hopefully by next week I'll have a picture. Now off to choose the yarn and wind.

Happy Sunday!


Amy Lane said...

Happiness Project-- I like that! (I'm usually not fond of self-help books, but the title is awesome!)

Glad you had such a good time-- I'm sure Nicole was glad to have you!!!

Donna Lee said...

One of the best things the Lily drug company did was start a Solutions to Wellness campaign. One of it's primary ideas is that you make one small change at a time. It's too hard to change everything at once but easier to make one positive change at a time. The Happiness Project sounds like a good deal. We could all use a little more happiness.

Roxie said...

Guitar Guy is one lucky dude! All the cleaning sounds like a wonderful start to the new year. Good on you!

Em said...

The Happiness Project sounds pretty cool. You're right, happiness isn't something you can have too much of. Good luck working with your little changes, they stick better than the big ones do.

KnitTech said...

You'll need to tell me how the Happiness Project works out for you.