I do not always find self-help books that hold my attention, but this special project felt different. Author Gretchen Rubin gives the sense through her book, The Happiness Project, that the project and book were really a journey for herself that she just happened to share so that we can capture wisdom from her own learning rather than her telling us how to find happiness. The ideas seem rooted in feeling and common sense, but support through research. How refreshing and honest.
If you are looking to add happiness to your every day life, this is a realistic and relatable way to explore that goal for yourself. Since reading each chapter, I have a different level of awareness of my own actions. During tough days at work or at home, I am trying to implore Positude (i.e. positive attitude), but it takes work sometimes. Positude takes on real actions with each chapter of this book.
To see more about The Happiness Project and Gretchen's work, visit: http://www.happiness-project.com/