As I wrote last week, I'm making my way through the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. In the intro, she lays out the steps she took to start her year-long journey to make herself happier. One of the key elements she suggests is writing out a list of 12 commandments. Why, 12? Maybe because 10 was already taken? Who knows. Regardless, I was really inspired by the idea of coming up with my own personal principles that I want to strive to live by.
And what a better place to write down my 12 commandments than in the super cute little notebook I got in the mail yesterday from blog friend Erin! (I absolutely LOVE getting things in the mail. Except bills. Booo.) Thanks, girl -- it is a wonderful little present AND it goes perfectly with our Be Happy theme!
So without further ado...
my twelve commandments
So, what do you think? I think I've got some pretty good guiding principles that will help put me on the right path. How nice to have something in writing that I can reference when I'm having a tough day or need a little pick-me-up! Especially when I'm having such a blah day like today, this was a great way to help me keep things in perspective (hmmm maybe that should have been one of my 12 commandements!). And some of these aren't exactly commandments, but honestly they are things I constantly need to be reminded of. I usually find myself in need of an attitude adjustment and my 12 commandments will definitely come in handy as I always strive to be a better person.
Gretchen also recommends just writing out all of the things that make you happy and all of the things that make you unhappy so you can start moving towards making concrete resolutions. I'll have to save those for next week!
To read other stories of happiness from this week's linkup, click here.