My Happiness Project: An Overview for 2016

6:30 PM Shannon McLeod 0 Comments

I recently read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and became inspired to make my own happiness project for the upcoming year. The difference between Rubin's project and mine is that I will only be doing six months of different categories rather than twelve. I will follow the first six months of categories the last six months. When I started working on my own happiness project, I realized that many of the things I wanted to work on could be combined. I ended up six categories that I don't think are too difficult to maintain.

Here is a list of what My Happiness Project contains:

January: Energy
-wake up at 7AM every day (unless working).

-be in bed by 9:30 every night.

-eat two servings of fruits or vegetables every day.

-get at least half an hour of exercise on days off from work.

-cut out processed foods.

-complete 1 task on the list of things that need to be done.

February: Writing
-write at least 300 words every day.

-learn a new word every day.

-finish the first draft of The Headquarters.

March: Spiritual
-meditate for 10 minutes every day.

-write mantras and practice them every morning and night.

-do yoga twice a week.

-learn the basics of chakras, astrology, and crystals.

April: Intellectual
-watch 1 CrashCourse US Government video every other day.

-study Thai for 1 hour every day.

-read 2 books.

May: Mindfulness
-stop complaining.

-become aware of the present moment and thrive in it.

-think before speaking.

-take responsibility for actions (wrongdoings especially).

June: Selflessness
-perform one selfless act each day.

-volunteer once a month.

-donate belongings once this month.

Are you doing your own happiness project this year? Comment your own happiness project below, or let me know what you think of mine!


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