I read the Happiness Project and couldn’t help but love the organization of Gretchen Rubin’s plan to make yourself happier. Not all people are going to love such a systematic approach to happiness but it appealed to me and my personality. After establishing your personal commandments for the year, you establish the 12 areas of your life you would like to see an increase in happiness. Each area will be a focus for each month of the year.
These are mine:
January: Tidy up your life
February: Health & Fitness
March: Self Care & Exploration
May: Passion Projects
Next Step: Break down the plan by month.
What areas of your life could you be happier?
I read the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and I’ve decided to create my own Happiness Project this year just to give me a constant nudge to think about what makes me happy and a reminder to keep doing those things.
Project begins by identifying personal commandments that you use or want to adopt for your life that encourage your own kind of happiness. Here are mine:
- Be the kind of woman I want my daughters to be
- Go Outside
- Forget the Past
- Let go, Let God
- Stay In Touch
- Fail often
- I am always more than enough
- Be silly, be playful
- First, mother yourself
- Be a haven, a sanctuary
- Be a treasure house of good memories
- Smile to yourself
- What other people think of me is none of my business
- There are no wrong choices
- All the heavy things, just let them go
- I am not a victim, I am a Creator of my beautiful life.
I like to look at these commandments at the beginning of the day or when I am feeling sad or stressed out.
Next step: Identify 12 areas from your life where you want to be more happy and fulfilled.
What are your personal commandments?