1.25.2013

Friday Find

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

I'm only 2 chapters in, and can already tell you that if you haven't read this book yet - you need to put it on your list. Two lines struck a chord: "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." The truth behind that is equally depressing and scary. Each chapter describes a monthly focus in Gretchen's pursuit for happiness (Boost Energy, Aim Higher, Make Time for Friends, Pursue a Passion, etc). Reading the author's journey to finding her happiness automatically makes you contemplate your own... and without trying to, I find myself embarking on my own happiness project - which is currently making me happy :)

79 comments:

Outside Looking In said...

I'm going over to Amazon right now to order this book! Thanks for posting about it! Have a great weekend!

Chahrazad said...

I have a similar book, it is called: You can be the happiest woman in the world -Dr. 'Aaïdh Al Qarni. Love it! It really makes me happy.

x
www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Ouuuu good to know! I really need to read for fun more. I read waaaay too much technical information for work. Wish there were more hours in the day!

Amy said...

thanks for the recommend!

xx Amy
Leopard and Lillies

Coco said...

Thank you for this short but meaningful review! I'll go look for it!
Have a great weekend
Love
Coco
Coco et La vie en rose
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Tereza Machačová said...

Your blog is so chic! Can we follow each other? Write me on my blog or follow me and i follow you:)

Vik Ladyla

Tiffany Style Blog said...

Seriously I've been meaning to read this for a while and I had just forgotten about it. I am picking it up today!!!
-Tiffany
www.tiffanystyleblog.com

Rachel said...

This is on my must-read list! As someone who has anxiety and depression, finding happiness is an internal struggle when your brain isn't right. I'm glad you're enjoying so far- I need to pick it up!

Olivia TLGOY said...

This sounds like an interesting read..I'll definitely look into it!

xo Olivia
This Looks Good On You

Sam said...

This is a really fantastic book, very motivational! Great buy!Thanks for taking the time to stop by....have a wonderful weekend. ♥

Marouane B. said...

I know this book and completly love it ! It brightens my mood everytime !
Love your blog by the way :)
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Kayla Peveler said...

I just did a post on the happiness project too, but mine is on the journal version. LOVE her stuff

http://mykindofyellow.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-happiness-project.html

Helene said...

I follow Kayla (above) and love what she did with this! cool idea!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I need to check it out.

bisous
Suzanne

Alissa said...

Based off of that line alone I know I need to get that book!

Sarah Hartley said...

I've picked this book up and put it down more times than I can count. I guess I just need to give it a chance, huh?

Jamie said...

Oh this looks like a great read! I could use this... definitely adding to my Amazon wishlist! :)

Jamie
Forever 81

Kelly Ann said...

This is so great!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

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Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

I've heard a lot about this book. I just might have to check it out!

Alyssa Longobucco said...

This has been on my "must-read" list (and my iPad) forever. Now I'm determined to finish it this weekend!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Alyssa Longobucco said...

This has been on my "must-read" list (and my iPad) forever. Now I'm determined to finish it this weekend!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Bethie The Boo said...

I've heard of this! I really want to read it, I think I'm going to have to bump it up my list a bit!

Michael said...

Sounds like a perfect book to start the new year with. I'll have to find this.

Always Maylee said...

I bought this book awhile back, but I just haven't had the chance to sit down and read it! I have the journal too!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

woreout said...

Added to my list right now! I love reads that leave you thinking and inspired you to create change in your own life.

TheTinyHeart said...

I've heard great things about this book. I need to read it!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Renae at simple sequins said...

oh Heather! I have to get that book. My word for the year 2013 is HAPPINESS. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Yes the Jimmy Choo lacy ones are getting most of the votes. They are fabulous, huh? YES!!!!!!!

Chelsea Oliver said...

I've heard this is a must read from a few of the blogs I follow now. Guess it's time to give it a read already!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Treasure Tromp said...

love love this!

Rebecca Ragionieri said...

Buon weekend (: Reb, xoxo.

* Nuovo post sul mio blog (;
http://www.toprebel.com/2013/01/random-3.html

Juneli said...

I haven't read it but I'm surely putting it on my to-read list!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Yay! I love book recommendations. I am definitely checking this one out!

xo, jill
Classy with a Kick

Blue Dog Belle said...

Such a great book. Glad you're enjoying it!

Dina Karivalis said...

Love this, Ive been meaning to read this book!So glad it inspiring you!
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings

McKenna Ryan said...

I am definitely putting this on my list of books to read!! Happy weekend. xx. McKenna Lou
www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

I'm so glad to hear that you love this! I've been contemplating picking it up, but haven't. Now I definitely will! Thanks, Heather! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
xx
Lia
www.smartnsnazzy.com

Janine said...

I really need to get this, I am generally a very happy person but I believe you can always be happier! I might go order it and start my own happiness project too. I really like your blog and am now following :)

Janine xx
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Cravingforbarneys said...

I'll check in amazon! Thank's for sharing!

vogueandheels said...

I've never heard of this book but I will look it up and start reading it. Thanks!

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.wordpress.com

la petite fashionista said...

i alwyas see this book at anthro and want to pick it up, i KNOW i would lvoe it-- it's so me :)

Elle Sees said...

adding this to my listtttt!

Diana Marks said...

I am about to order it. Sounds like a great book that is much needed now.
Thanks for sharing!
Have a lovely weekend!
LA By Diana Live Magazine

Francesca said...

That sounds like an amazing book! Thank you for sharing, I might have to read it!

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Diva In Me said...

It's great to be happy and stay happy. I've not seen this book before. Maybe it's time for me to get one and stay happy too =)

Cee said...

I've heard this recommended by many people - it sounds like a great book. Glad to hear you're enjoying and hope that your own happiness journey brings many wonderful things :)
xox,
Cee

anoddgirl said...

I want this book!!
Xx
http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

Sootjeelina said...

It sounds great! I really want to read it

xo Sootjeelina

life is style said...

ty for sharing :)

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I'm just reading one month at a time. I still need to work on the getting organized part of January, but energy wise I am feeling so much better!! I am no longer napping nearly every day and eating better.

Happy weekend!

Mary Kapsi said...

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Inggih Laras Ati said...

just see the cover, I already believe that it must be a great book and must be read.
Nice post dear<3

Xoxo,Ila

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

sounds like a great book! have a great weekend heather!
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Mery Arbi said...

haha really? well i'm not a book fan, but is good to know thank sweetie!

www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

Alison said...

I love this book! I read it a few years ago and it's really the best reminder to always do the things in life that make you happy:)

xoxo Alison
www.stylingmylife.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I am looking for a new book for my Kindle, so this sounds like a good rec - we definitely need to be more appreciative of our lives as they are.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

going to have to check it out. have a great weekend

Gina Gao said...

Sounds like a great book. Will definitely try it out.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Akinyi Ragwar said...

such a inspirational book, I'm going to see if I can get this on Amazon hopefully I can download on my tablet!

xoxo Akinyi

http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Thanks for sharing Heather!!!!

Marina said...

It looks great!! I just think we don't have it here in Croatia, but I will try to find it somewhere in english :) Thanks for sharing, I always try to find something that will make me cherish my life more then I do..

EM said...

really nice!
check out our blog too, dear

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

I just finished the book I was reading and this is next up to read. I'm traveling now, so I usually get a good amount of reading done on the plane... so I'm really looking forward to diving in.

David Ole said...

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Cambria said...

I've heard great things about this book!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

I've been meaning to read this book. It sounds so inspiring!
Isn’t That Charming.

Anmari ish said...

Very inspiring! i would love to grab one! thanks for sharing hun...will also make a great gift for those who are never satisfied with their lives

http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Sounds amazing! I want to read it! xo, Julie

becks said...

i'm looking for a great read! thank you for sharing!!

www.beckspick.com

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Congratulations on pursing your own happiness project! I've heard great things about this book I'll have to add it to my (ever growing) book list.

LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Congratulations on pursing your own happiness project! I've heard great things about this book I'll have to add it to my (ever growing) book list.

LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

s said...

love this post! xO!
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Krystal said...

i have this book waiting to read!

Natalie said...

been wanting to read this!! thanks for sharin! www.fashionifancy.com

Baking in Couture said...

oh yes I've wanted to read this for a while. I did watch "happy" the documentary that was really nice too. I know they are 2 diff projects and I must read this soon. Thanks for the sneak peek.

Xo Inna
www.bakigincouture.com

Cinz said...

oh boy, now you got me wanting to check this book out right after work today...lol

I haven't even finished my EAT PRAY LOVE book, which i have taken like 1.5 years to read and still not finished. Have you read it? Seems to take forever to finish,lol

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Katie Cramer said...

Keep debating if I should download or not!! But now I will!!!!!
xoKatie

www.suburbansparkle.net

Whats Hanging... said...

I've heard a lot about this book and it is on my list of reads for the year! Good to hear your only 2 chapters in and liking it.

Robyn xo
www.whats-hanging.com

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