One day, while riding on a bus, she came to the realization that happiness was important and attainable when one puts his or her mind to it. She didn't want to wake up one day, think back on her happiest days and realize that she never fully appreciated them. She decided to spend a year working towards...and achieving...attainable goals in the various areas of her life.
Many of her goals were relatable to me, and her methods of achieving them were methods many of us attempt throughout our lives. Exercising more, becoming more organized, and enjoying our lives are several obvious steps to take, and Rubin embraced them. She also did research and shared many great ideas with her readers. Her style of writing is easy and filled with humor. She is not afraid to laugh at herself, and that helps us smile at our own short comings.
There are a great deal of self-help books filling bookstore shelves today, and I find many of them boring or self-serving. Gretchen Rubin doesn't try to hide who she is (wealthy and somewhat privileged), and her book is better for it. Some of her hints are useful, and this is a fun book that may just add to your happiness.
Publisher - Harper Paperbacks; Revised ed. edition
Date of Publication - December 29, 2015