Every once in a while a blog title on the "newly updated weblogs" list catches my eye and I mosy over to see what the author is up to.
That's how I found this very cool blog, The Happiness Project, written by Gretchen Rubin. As she describes it...
I'm working on a book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT--a memoir about this year, during which I'm testing every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I can find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. I’m gathering these rules for living from everywhere I can, and I’ll report what works and what doesn’t. This happiness blog is part of my larger project.
I've only scanned through it thus far, but one of the things I really notice is how much this project seems to be leading to a conscious awareness of what she is doing, and how it leads either to or away from happiness.
That conscious awareness is a powerful thing. When we're not aware, we're a puppet for whatever it is that's calling the shots. We don't get to evaluate and say, "Is this really what I want to do? How I want to respond? How I want to be?"
But when we ARE aware of what's going on, we can start to make choices that will lead us towards the life experience we really want to have.
Check it out. Some good food for thought there. And who knows? You just might start a personal happiness project of your own.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM