I don’t think that happiness is one of those things that you can plan out. It just is (or isn’t). You can tell yourself that if you do X, Y, and Z that you’ll be a happier person, but still wake up every morning miserable because your life isn’t what you want it to be. Would having a happiness plan help with that?
Now, this book isn’t intended for depressed people. It’s actually intended for people who are relatively happy with their lives, but know that things can be better.
Overall, I thought this book was an interesting read. You follow the Rubin through her 12-month happiness project. Each chapter covers a month, and each month covers a different area of her life, e.g., family, health, spirituality…
Although I recommend this book, I would never have the motivation to go through a happiness project myself. And I’m not sure that it would work for me either.
Have you read this book? What did you think?