Travels… And the Happiness Project-1

i had been a while since I blogged. Had been really consumed by my travels and I started reading again. I haven’t done that for a while, I have read articles, yes, but books, no. I have cheated with Dan Brown’s Inferno. I bought the digital copy and audible as well. So when I didn’t bring my book, I listened to it on my phone.

When I arrived in New York this summer, I made a vlog ( which I haven’t edited, therefore not posted yet…”procrastinate”, I hear you). Anyway, the vlog is about opening my birthday present! Which I had received in April… 3 months back log, ain’t so bad. Anyway, in the gift mini hamper, there was a book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The ideas in the book was not novel. But the way it was narrated. Was very refreshing. It reads like a blog/ journal. And it’s definitely inspiring.

The monthly “things to do” the book suggests are really organised in such a way,  so that it’s easy to follow. It’s like an instruction manual to “habits” to become happy.  To many, “happiness” is abstract. Some may think they don’t deserve to be happy. But I truly believe, everyone should be happy. And in order to be happy, I think Gretchen Rubin is right, one of her resolutions is “Be Gretchen”, meaning be who you feel right to be.

You can’t depend your day to be perfect, or your life to be, but you can decide for yourself, that you aim to be happy, and even if you are not 100% happy that day. If you “aim” that way, you will have a much better day than not trying to be happy. Imagine you wake up to a cross road every morning, if you choose the happy road, even though you don’t reach your destination at one go, eventually you will get there.

I’m surely heading that way, the happy way.  I am going to start my year happiness project, this school year. Will you join me?

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