Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life Author Gretchen Rubin
ISBN-10 0307886794
ISBN-13 9780307886798
Year 2013-12-31
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Harmony
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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 One Sunday afternoon as she unloaded the dishwasher Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness Homesickwhy She was standing right in her own kitchen She felt homesick she realized with love for home itself Of all the elements of a happy life she thought my home is the most important In a flash she decided to undertake a new happiness project and this time to focus on home And what did she want from her home A place that calmed her and energized her A place that by making her feel safe would free her to take risks Also while Rubin wanted to be happier at home she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already So starting in September the new January Rubin dedicated a school yearSeptember through Mayto making her home a place of greater simplicity comfort and love In The Happiness Project she worked out general theories of happiness Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home such as possessions marriage time and parenthood How can she control the cubicle in her pocket How might she spotlight her familys treasured possessions And it really was time to replace that dud toaster Each month Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete manageable resolutionsand this time she coaxes her family to try some resolutions as well With her signature blend of memoir science philosophy and experimentation Rubins passion for her subject jumps off the page and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives

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