After recently finishing Gretchen Rubin’s amazingly written The Happiness Project, I decided to embark on my version in 2020.
If you’d like to have a look at the basic structure and learn more, head to: gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/
Below are the Twelve Commandments I have come up with and also the intentions (not resolutions) I have set for the year.
• Think mindfully before speaking.
• One act of kindness a day.
• Blog at least once a week.
• In the presence of negativity, always draw on the positivity.
• Go with the flow, resist the resistance.
• 80% Yes, 20% No.
• There is always time for creativity.
• Don’t sweat the small stuff.
• Stay in your own lane.
• Don’t try and keep up with the Joneses.
• Wear your courage like a badge of honour, and just be brave.
• Remain Danai.
Intentions (I don’t like the word “resolutions”)
• Keep a one-sentence journal.
• Practice gratitude daily by keeping a gratitude journal.
• Practice lettering.
• Consciously use my planner daily.
• Read at least one French-inspired book a month, #thelittlefrenchbookclub
• Keep a Blank Book for the year, including our adventures and keepsakes collected.
I am a planner junkie, so within the planner I use weekly, I am using a habit tracker to stay on top of my intentions, while my daily planner is used to record any French inspired books I need to add to my book list and to also encourage me to practice my lettering daily.
If you are curious to follow along on my Happiness Project journey, you can follow the hashtags #thelittlefrenchbookclub , #theblankbookproject (which reminds me, I need to head to Officeworks and purchase a small, blank visual arts diary to start this section of my project. You would think I was a bit more organised… )
As the temperatures in Australia soar, we are expecting 45 degrees (celcius) here in the Hawkesbury, you will find me in my favourite winged back reading chair reading and journaling today.
Stay safe fellow Australians,
Just an Endo mama and an ASD boy loving essential oils as well as the plant-based and wholefood life.