Thursday, October 20, 2011


Last night I stayed up until 2 AM reading a book titled The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. (Check out for more information). I guess you could say it inspired me.

In it, she plans a happiness project that will last for an entire year. I decided to do one as well, except on a much smaller level. I'm kind of sick of year long projects because of WriYe. Anyway, to start, she wrote her list of twelve personal "commandments" and some resolutions that she wanted to complete in the yearlong project, thinking that they would make her happier.

Last night, I wrote my commandments as well, though made fifteen of them. Here they are:

  • Do it now.
  • Do more than is asked.
  • It's okay to fail with some things.
  • Do your best.
  • Be positive.
  • Take the time to do it right.
  • Don't worry about things that don't matter.
  • Ask for help.
  • Serve without a grudge.
  • Take some time for yourself.
  • Wear your hair up.
  • Write a list.
  • Enjoy the simple things.
  • Keep a record.
  • Don't doubt your potential.
I've made a list of some good habits I'd like to develop in myself, and some bad habits that I'd like to get rid of. It's more of a project to better myself, including making myself generally happier. Not that I'm particularly unhappy or anything. It's just an experiment to see the good in the life I have. As she said, (though these aren't her exact words because I don't have the book next to me) "I want to change my life without changing my life, finding my happiness in my own kitchen."

In the coming weeks and months, I'll work on these resolutions and keep you updated, since one of my resolutions is more regular blog posting.