Gretchin Rubin's desire to be more happy didn't come around off the back of being unhappy, but more just maximising her joy around doing every day things. She studied happiness and philosophy in depth and through this, and her own thoughts/ experiences produced a year long "Happiness Project". Each month was dedicated to a different topic with a set of objectives, how she went about achieving them, how difficult or easy they were to adhere to and a conclusion of how much of an effect they had and whether she'd be carrying that particular part in the long run. However, each month wasn't solitary, in February she worked at that months goals in addition to Januarys and so on.
What I liked about this book is that the solutions to happiness are accessible to everyone and some of the changes made are so simple and obvious yet I was oblivious and it turns out they make a huge difference. I found the author to be really honest and self aware which encourages those qualities in the reader when considering your own happiness - her acknowledging her own flaws and the effect it had on her mood made me able to recgnise the same on a personal level.
Although challenging at times, an overall inspiring read with some real food for thought: 6/10
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