As I mentioned in my resolutions post, one of the things I’m doing this year is reading Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project and creating my own based on her method. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, there is a chapter for each month of the year and each month is about a different area of life. Then you make resolutions for the month based on that area, and it is all supposed to work toward a happier life.
January’s focus is vitality, or boosting energy. To summarize Gretchen, when you have energy everything is better and easier so it makes sense to start with this. I realize that I should have read the chapter before January 1st so I could start on my resolutions right away, but that didn’t happen. So I’m a little behind this month, but that’s okay. It’s a work in progress.
My January resolutions:
- Walk at least one of our dogs twice a week (more if possible)
- Start exercising (yoga or swimming) at least once a week
- Seriously purge and declutter
- Create a command central binder
- Accomplish three nagging tasks
As you can see, my resolutions relate to physical and mental energy. Everyone’s needs are different; notice that I didn’t include anything about getting more sleep, because I already get a lot and that’s something that I’m really good at. I’m especially excited about the organizing & decluttering, but I better get working!
I’m so excited about this project. Have any of you read the book or created happiness projects of your own?