I started reading The Happiness Project last week (thanks to Krystal for the fabulous recommendation!) and I've been inspired to incorporate some of the strategies into my daily life. If you're not familiar with the book, it's Gretchen Rubin's account of small changes she makes over the course of a year to increase the amount of happiness in her life. I think one of the greatest things about this book is that Gretchen realizes most people can't embark on some Eat Pray Love style adventure in order to search for their happiness. Real people have responsibilities and commitments that prevent them from checking out for a year. Instead, the more reasonable and realistic approach is to make small changes to your everyday life.
Here are the four goals I've come up with so far:
1. Tidy up every night.
2. Watch less TV and read more.
3. Be less high maintenance.
4. Do considerate things for others.
Have you read The Happiness Project yet? Are there any small changes you've been making in your life?