"In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place."What better way to start the year than with an inspirational book for having a happier home! This book couldn't have come at a better time. I've been struggling with my 2014 resolution. I know that I wanted to make a big change, I just wasn't sure where to start. Then I got inspired and I'm ready for greatness!
When making a resolution, it's important to make sure you are able to track your progress. That's why most resolutions don't get carried out! Happier at Home has 8 focal areas to help make your home a happier place. I took most of the focus areas and applied them to my own resolution. I can't wait to get started!
Here is my breakdown on how I'm going to make it happen- inspired by Happier at Home:
Possessions: Organize my life and priorities. Get rid of unneeded junk- not just physical possessions! If my life becomes cluttered again, I haven't gotten rid of enough stuff. Repeat.
Marriage/relationships: Stop wasting energy on those who won't help themselves. Focus on positive relationships and set the tone with positive words. Say at least 1 positive affirmation a day to my partner.
Parenthood: Change my tone and continue the Yell-free year challenge. Read more here.
Interior Design: Learn how to overcome passive aggression, emit energy instead of consuming it, stop judging others, kick out negative thoughts, focus on the positive and own my destiny.
Time: Focus, stay present. Don't dwell in the past, overthink the future, but live in the now.
Body: Maintain weight, focus on strengthening.
Hope everyone has an amazing 2014!! What are some of your resolutions?
This post for the From Left to Write book club was inspired by Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. Join us for Book Club January 6 as we discuss Happier at Home! As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.