I finished with “The Happiness Project” last week, and some of the content stuck. I don’t want to whine about a life that is not unfortunate. There are things that need fixing of course, but I count myself fortunate in many ways, and this consideration accounts for more than monetary wealth. Some lessons picked out from the book:
- I can’t change anyone else; I can only work on myself.
- Do work for yourself. If you do it for other people, you end up wanting them to acknowledge it and to be grateful and to give you credit.
- Use more positive words, and fewer negatives.
- Gratitude is important to happiness.
- Cut people slack.
- One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.