The Happiness Project

I consider myself a happy person, but by no means am I the happiest I could be. I’ve recently started reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The book is about Rubin’s year long journey on testing out the different ways to becoming happier. The book is broken up in chapters representing the different months of the year. Rubin has twelve concepts that she wants to start incorporating to create more happiness in her life so she starts adding them into her life month by month, adding on top of what she already is doing from the previous month. There is also a beginning section that gives some background information about Rubin and her thought process on her Happiness Project. She has a tad of a scientific way about her writing style, which isn’t bad. She is conducting an experiment to analyze what works and what doesn’t in the pursuit of becoming happier, but she makes it personable and enjoyable to read.

I am only just starting chapter 3, so i have a ways to go with this book still. Though  the first two chapters were about boosting energy and remembering love. To boost her energy levels she worked on going to sleep earlier, exercising better, toss, restore,organize, tackle a nagging task, and act more energetic. To remember love she worked on quitting nagging, not expecting praise or appreciation, fighting right, no dumping, and giving proofs of love.

This book is good so far. It has given me some ideas already to what I could do to become happier. I’ll keep you posted on what else goes on in the book.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on Happiness?

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Lucky Number 7

1. I just got these awesome boots! So in LOVE!

http://www.countryoutfitter.com/products/36493-womens-turquoise-blue-cortez-cleff-embroidery-square-toe-boot-r1203&source=googleps?gclid=CInB_trK78MCFQ0V7AodnEEAsw

2. A great recipe for perfect pancakes!

http://www.thebakerupstairs.com/2014/07/perfect-pancakes.html

3. Looking into eloping!

http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/amazing-elopements/

4. I love all the great advice about beauty products from cupcakesandcashmere!

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/beauty/beauty-products-with-staying-power

5. Need to know for my first tattoo.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseypippin/21-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-get-your-first-tattoo?sub=3484929_4086058#.hrOVXE87m

6. To help elevate my sore neck.

http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/quick-massage-neck-pain-relief

7. Keep warm this weekend!

http://butterflyfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/12/winter-warmth.html

Lucky Number 7’s

1. I always admire people who are so happy in the morning. I am not always one of those happy people in the morning. I am working on becoming one though and this link gives some great tips!
http://www.levo.com/articles/lifestyle/how-to-become-a-morning-person

2. I can’t wait to try and make these cookies this weekend!

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/food/lace-cookies

3. I got engaged back in November and do some of these things regularly!

http://www.doublethebatch.com/10-things-moment-get-engaged/

4. I recently cut my hair to look similar to this:

http://arty-show.tumblr.com/post/39691596534

5. Idea’s for my next road trip/vacation!

http://stylecaster.com/best-road-trips-america/#_a5y_p=1261366

6. I just bought this book and can’t wait to start reading it! (Book review post in the future!)

http://thoughtcatalog.com/stephanie-yoder/2013/05/8-unexpected-things-i-learned-during-a-year-of-travel/

7. 10 habits I need to copy into my routine.

http://www.refinery29.com/daily-worth/19?crlt.pid=camp.cO31dEPhpbMK#page-3

Crazy Pet Lady

MaxSummer my dog.

Obsessed might not be a strong enough word for my love for my pets, especially the two pictured…My cat’s name is Max and my dog’s name is Summer. My college roommate got to name my cat. We were co-owners at the time. But once we both graduated and moved away I got to keep Max. I totally got the better end of the deal! My parents technically own Summer, along with 2 other dogs, but she knows I’m the one who loves her the best.

My computer, phone, Instagram, and Facebook are all full of pictures of my cat, dogs, and a couple of our horses. Pets are so special at my house that they are a part of the family. If someone negatively messes with our animals, we don’t like them and make it plain they have got to go. My pets are so spoiled that they run the house. Max makes you notice him and give him attention. Summer and the other dogs bark anytime anyone shows up or hear a deer in the woods. I could go on and on about my pets. I could tell you story after story about all the funny shenanigans that goes on at my house, but I won’t. At least not today.

What pet are you most obsessive about? Let me know in the comment section below.