Monday, January 4, 2010

The Happiness Project

I'm currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The book follows Gretchen through a year in her life as she tries to define happiness and figure out what really makes her happy. Each month is dedicated to a particular subject (for example, January's theme is energy) and Gretchen discusses what she can do to bring more happiness into her life that month using that theme.

The book really inspired me to increase the amount of happiness I feel so I'm starting a Happiness Project Group which will meet every two weeks to figure out how to make our lives happier and more joyful.

How can you make your life happier? It could be as simple as vowing to meet with a friend once a week for lunch or taking up painting or joining a book club. Or it might mean resolving to stop bickering with your spouse.

What makes you happy is deeply personal but sharing your intentions with a group of like-minded individuals can really give you accountability. You've made a promise to yourself and the group is there to remind you to keep that promise.

I'm really excited about this group and think it will be a great way to help others and bring more joy into my own life at the same time.

Contact me if you'd like to be a part of the group. Depending on where everyone is located, we can either meet in my home, at a neutral location in Kitchener Waterloo or on the phone via free conference call. There are lots of options!

Here's to a happy 2010!