Throwback Thursday – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favourites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them 🙂! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it.

My choice this week is a favourite non-fiction title to tie in with Non-Fiction November  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

From Goodreads:

Paperback, 315 pages
Published 2011 by Harper
8459032Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
I loved this book and the whole idea behind it. I did feel a bit intimidated by the author at times, because my life is completely different in so many ways, but when I accepted this I really enjoyed it. I’m very interested in this whole idea of a happiness project, but I don’t get excited by making resolutions, as I find them too confining. I guess like the author I will ‘be Nicki’.

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  1. I read this book AGES ago but I remember enjoying it back then. Have you read her newer stuff? She’s come out with a few books since then I believe…

  2. Great post. I loved the book too 🙂 I found her project really interesting. I was wondering what did you mean when writing that you felt intimidated by the author because many aspects in your life are completely different? 2018 is coming and because of this book I’m actually quite excited about setting some goals for the new year! Even though 92% of people dont achieve their goals – I dont feel discouraged.

    Please check my new post too if you have a moment 🙂 https://mindset4progress.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/self-growth-what-is-it-a-bit-of-a-luxury-or-an-essential-need/

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