When I first read Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I was excited to start my own happiness project. I really liked Gretchen’s idea of ‘changing your life without changing your life’ – using small but significant changes to make yourself happier. I carried around a binder with my resolutions charts, and I (like Gretchen) had a theme for each month, making five or six resolutions to go along with the theme.
I actually started a blog to chronicle my project. Yes – heart soul mind body is not the first blog I’ve initiated. But I’ve been sticking with this blog way longer than I have with any previous efforts.
I think it’s been easier to keep up with this blog because I’ve given myself permission to go off-theme. Yes, I blog about balance – but I also write about the adoption wait, or any random musings or thoughts that pop into my head.
It’s fun thinking about Project KEM, which is what I called my happiness project. I had a theme for each month – simplicity, spirituality, creativity, mindfulness – family, friends, love, health, work, and play. I’m missing one – I can’t think of it.
I’m always a sucker for a self-improvement project. Currently, my obsession is simplifying and tidying a la Marie Kondo. More on that to come, I’m sure.