How happy are you right now? Do you know how to deepen your happiness when you need to? Different people seek happiness in many different ways: by gaining power, saving money, acquiring new possessions, and becoming influential. We may pursue all these things with the ultimate goal of happiness—but do they really make us happy in the end? You may say, “I’ve got plenty of reasons to be happy,” but when you examine your life, are they really making you happy? And if they are, could you become even happier than you are right now?
Even if you’re a happy person, you may at times feel discontent. Perhaps you find it hard to be appreciative of the good things that happen in the moment. Perhaps, despite the good things in your life, you tend to feel a little melancholy. Or perhaps, you’re just interested in a happier, more balanced life. No matter your reasons, a daring new experiment may be the key to becoming the happiest person you can be. This experiment is known as a “Happiness Project,” and in this book, you’ll learn exactly how it works.
A happiness project is an experiment in which you test whether or not you can make yourself happier through small changes in your regular day-to-day life. These experiments are incredibly flexible—a project can begin whenever you’d like it to, and can last for as long as you need. It can be a week long, a year long, or it can last a lifetime. Unlike other experiments, the happiness project won’t look the same for every single person. What makes you happy may be totally different from what makes everyone else in the world happy, and here you’ll learn the steps you can take to create your own happiness project, unique to your own needs and desires.