This book by Gretchen Rubin is a chatty little book, part autobiography and part how-to. It starts with the author asking herself questions about happiness, and then setting out to find answers. After reading lots of books on the subject, she narrows her search to a handful of resolutions and tries them out, one at a time, to see if they actually work. The Project chronicles a year in the author's life.
The January resolution, "Boost Energy," contains the ever-useful advice to get more sleep. Works for me. Other chapters offer other practical suggestions: Do things you love to do, learn new stuff, and hang out with your friends more often. Sounds facile, I know, but are you doing these things?
I must confess, though, that the chapter for March, "Aim Higher," had me a bit puzzled because it had nothing at all to do with jumping onto the top of the china cabinet.
Spoiler alert: There is no magic formula that will make everyone happy all the time, but there are a lot of recipe ideas that will help you mix up your own formula. Personally, I think my own Happiness Project could do with more catnip.