Goodbye 2016…The Happiness Project

The year is coming to an end and everyone around us will be talking about resolutions or goals for the upcoming year! I have a book that I bought a few years ago and I review it almost every December when the month is about to end. It is sometimes difficult to achieve what you had envisioned at the beginning of the year. This why I love the book, “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin.

The Happiness Project


The Happiness Project,” written by Gretchen Rubin is honestly one of my favorite books that I have ever bought. This is a book that you can go back to multiple times for ideas and inspirations.

The one thing that I love most about this book is that anyone can relate to it. The start of a new year is right around the corner. In this book, I like the idea of focusing on one big goal for the month and listing a few mini goals that will help you to achieve the main goal for that month. Coming up with 12 big goals with mini goals that go along with them, helps to keep the big goal in perspective. Once the goal is achieved, try to carry it throughout the year.

I have made an outline yearly. The hard part for me is keeping it going throughout the year. I will say that I have achieved some of my goals from last year, just not all of them. I always start off strong and then life gets in the way. One way to help stay focused on the goals will be to remind myself weekly of what I’m focusing on. I may even try to add four mini goals, which would be one goal a week to achieve the main goal for that month. Fingers crossed…this solution works!

Another idea I would like to focus on for the new year is a Gratitude/Positivity journal. Each day I must write down something positive or that I was grateful for, for that day!

What are your goals and resolutions for 2017? Share your tips and tricks with me on how you work on your resolutions and goals to keep them throughout the year!


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