So if you read this book about how this woman spent entirely one year focussed on being happy, which we later on documented to become a bestseller called “The Happiness Project”, you’d also know about the toolbox, and how everyone can embark on their own Happiness Project.
It sounds quite silly at first, right? One has to do a project to learn how to be happy? I know not everybody believes in it – for me I read such books to keep my momentum up. Let’s just say I’m not a very naturally happy person. I know for the past few months, for sure I wasn’t; and it needs to change because happiness is actually a conscious decision. In the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” it questioned why Benjamin Franklin wrote that happiness needs to be pursued in the US Declaration of Independence. Because happiness is not guaranteed.
So back to my happiness project that I want to make sure I embark on, I was trying to find a group in Singapore. It looks like there isn’t one yet. Next, I’ll be checking out the toolbox to see what resources they have there… I think my problem is seeing it through. Finding actual time to do this entire thing.
First step: Push away unnecessary meetings and make time for myself. I don’t take care of myself well enough. Turn off the computer by 10. Second step, make it a point to archive my thoughts down. My better way to helping me remember stuff better.
Making time to pursue happiness. It’ll be fun, and it’ll be worth it.
Also, check out this video. The days are long, the years are short. The power of just changing the one sentence we’re saying.