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A review of “The Happiness Project”

This book is one that I have just finished – and I cannot recommend enough.

I particularly like the chapter that covers getting organised (for obvious reasons!), but as an overall book it just makes you think about your life in a different way, its a great book for the new year, and makes you really look at how you spend your time and your values.

It also reminds me a little of the balanced life I like to talk about so often!

The books best bits

  • The author – Gretchen Rubin – has a very honest and likeable writing style that makes you want to keep reading.
  • I really liked that the books chapters were for each month of the year. It feels like you don’t have to do everything at once, and things are more manageable. It also helps to focus on one thing at a time.
  • Love the “twelve commandments” – a great idea of things to live by that are personal to you.
  • The way she looks at identifying a problem and getting the source of the issue by giving an answer and solution – this works so well when getting organised. (ref. page 32)
  • Theres a great section on “buying needful things” pages 179-183 – where she talks about overbuying vs. underbuying – very powerful in organising terms.
  • Gretchen never fails to write as a real woman – she is happy to share her faults as well as her qualities – which is very refreshing.
  • Its a very positive read and you won’t fail to be inspired by it.

I love her blog which you can find at – where you can read all about how to become happier and her thoughts and ideas. She also has another book out (which I plan to read and review soon called “Happier at Home” **)

If you are struggling for inspiration, want to look at your life in a different way, or are at a crossroads in your life, this is a good book to start with.

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Hope you like it as much as me! Let me know what you think….

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