Viewpoints’ blog of the week: The Happiness Project
October 19, 2009
Finally, the one thing we’re all craving has arrived in blog form.
Switch off Dr. Phil and read Gretchen Rubin’s blog, The Happiness Project, on slate.com, for daily tidbits on how to be happy.
Rubin, who’s working on The Happiness Project book, recounts details from the year she spent “test driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies and tips from popular culture about how to be happy-from Aristotle to Martin Seligman to Oprah,” according to her Web site.
Happiness advice includes making your bed every morning, “Seven Tips if You’re Chronically Late,” doing non-random acts of kindness (like a woman who bought $20 worth of stamps for people standing in a long line at the Secretary of State’s office), and even happiness lessons from Simon Cowell.
Readers can even create a Happiness Project Toolbox to write resolutions or submit “Secrets of Adulthood.”
So read up, and in the words of Bill Withers, “Be happy.”