The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

"When You Are Content To Be Simply Yourself...Everybody Will Respect You."

Lao-Tzu anybody?

LaoTzu

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
-- Lao-Tzu

* I just discovered Penelope Loves Lists -- "inspiration for the unapologetically organized soul." Great stuff!

* If you’d like to start your own happiness project, check out the Happiness Project Toolbox. There, you’ll find eight free Tools:
-- Resolutions: record and track your resolutions.
-- Group Resolutions: challenge several people to a group resolution.
-- One-Sentence Journal: keep a journal on any subject you like.
-- Personal Commandments: identify principles to guide your life.
-- Secrets of Adulthood: record what you’ve learned so far.
-- Happiness Hacks: share your hacks about clutter, exercise, mindfulness, etc.
-- Lists : keep any list—to-do, favorite things, things-to-do-before-I-die, etc.
-- Inspiration Board: pull together your favorite books, quotations, images, and websites.
You can keep track of your own happiness project, and you can also see what other people are doing. Which is addictive!

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Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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