The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

Apr 16, 10 The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

how to achieve happiness So says Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. This is my favorite of the many revelations Rubin had on her quest for happiness. That’s right. Grandiose though it may sound, Gretchen Rubin decided to undertake an actual project that would lead to happiness. Not saltando-en-una-pata giddiness, but tangible, honest-to-goodness bliss. She started out by trying out the theories of various scientists, philosophers, spiritual leaders, and even freakin’ Oprah.

She also made a list of resolutions of things she wanted to improve in her life, and actually worked at making them happen (unlike most of us, whose resolutions have the firm expiration date of January 1). What ultimately came of this pursuit was the realization that the road to happiness is paved with small changes that are perfectly doable, like focusing on what matters. Just let the little things go already, they do nothing but weigh you down. Seriously, what do you get out of harboring elaborate revenge fantasies against the loser who cut you off in traffic on the way to work? Her blog ( is full of tips, musings and stories related to her endeavor. It’s refreshing, non-preachy and it makes you feel like happiness is not as elusive as we all think. It’s actually pretty achievable, un pasito at a time.


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