If you've never read/heard of the book before, the book documents the journey of its author, Gretchen Rubin, as she spends a year making different resolutions each month on how to be happier, without greatly making any big changes in her life. It covered everything, from how she approached food and how she had energy, to organizing her closets (and then becoming obsessed with it!), to how she fought with her husband, to reconnecting with old friends, how she started a blog, how she spent money, how she became spiritual, and how she had more fun. She said right off the bat that she really always was a happy person, but the concept of happiness and being happier spoke to her, so she researched and researched and found that she could change in her life without changing her life to become happier. After all, she figured that the days are long, but the years are short and she did not want to waste any time (because really how true is that!).
I won't give it all away, but it definitely got me thinking as I read how I approach all of those everyday situations. I became more conscious of my own habits and because of her book, I think I am going to walk away with a few tidbits, one of the biggest being Act the way you want to Feel and Be Susan (hers was Be Gretchen, but you get the idea!). I've always been a really happy person, but I think that if I take these little resolutions with me, I'll be even happier and can help people more than I do now.
So go pick it up at your library! If you read it, what did you think about it?