I love the holidays…I really do. But sometimes the end of the year brings a few stresses that I’d rather not have to deal with. And then there’s the pressure of New Year’s Resolutions starting in January (which really just cause added pressure – don’t you think?).
The fact is, there’s no better time to start living the life that you want to live than TODAY, and so I thought that I’d give it a shot, and take happiness into my own hands.
I’ll be talking about my experiences here each week through the month of December.
Here’s a little about the Happiness Project:
Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.
In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
Want a free copy of The Happiness Project?
I’m giving away 10 digital copies in my Copia book club this week. You can enter in the Happiness Project giveaway discussion, but first you’ll need to create a free account at thecopia.com. If you haven’t heard about Copia, you can read about it on my Copia introduction post. Here is the quick description: Copia is an all-in-one social book reading solution. You can read along in one of the free Copia apps, highlight and make notes in your ebook, see what fellow readers are noting and highlighting, share on social networks, etc. It makes book reading social.
Here’s what you can do to join in:
- Visit Copia and create a completely free account.
- Find me and my fellow blogging friends in the Parent Talk section and click over to join my book club.
- Download one (or more) of Copia’s free apps for your iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or computer.
- Start reading and discussing!
After you’ve entered over there, you can earn extra entries by sharing this post on twitter or subscribing to Better in Bulk. You can copy this tweet:
Love to read? Win a copy of The Happiness Project from @1momof5 and @thecopia #happinessproject http://foodfunfamily.com/happinessproject #book #giveaway
I’ll be picking 10 winners this coming weekend. Good luck!
Disclosure: I am partnering with Copia to promote and spread the word about their services, but all thoughts included on my blog and within my Copia Book Club are my own.
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