Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project

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Натали Ткачёваhas quoted6 years ago
“fake it till you feel it” strategy
Anastasiya Matsulevitchhas quoted3 years ago
By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished. We tend to overestimate how much we can accomplish in an hour or a week and underestimate how much we can accomplish in a month or a year, by doing just a little bit each day. “A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”—Anthony Trollope
Steffany Chahinhas quoted3 years ago
“What do I want from life, anyway?” I asked myself. “Well…I want to be happy
Lola27has quoted4 years ago
Happiness has a particularly strong influence in marriage, because spouses pick up each other’s moods so easily. A 30 percent increase in one spouse’s happiness boosts the other spouse’s happiness, while a drop in one spouse’s happiness drags the other down.
Mr. Destiny 9 and 14has quotedlast year
one of my most important Secrets of Adulthood: just because something was fun for someone else didn’t mean it was fun for me—and vice versa. There are many things that other people enjoy that I don’t.
Victoria Gizhyrovahas quoted2 years ago
I kept running up against paradoxes. I wanted to change myself but accept myself. I wanted to take myself less seriously—and also more seriously. I wanted to use my time well, but I also wanted to wander, to play, to read at whim. I wanted to think about myself so I could forget myself.
Evgeniia Guliashchevahas quoted2 years ago
I’d noticed idly that a lot of people use the term “goal” instead of “resolution,” and one day in December, it struck me that this difference was in fact significant. You hit a goal, you keep a resolution.
lenalovely10has quoted3 years ago
One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy.
One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
lenalovely10has quoted3 years ago
Maurice Maeterlinck’s play The Blue Bird. A fairy tells two children, “The Blue Bird stands for happiness,” and she orders them to set out to find the Blue Bird for her sick daughter. After many adventures, the children come home, unsuccessful—to find the Blue Bird waiting for them. “It’s the Blue Bird we were looking for! We’ve been miles and miles and miles, and he was here all the time!”
lenalovely10has quoted3 years ago
Oscar Wilde observed, “One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy.”
Nadya Sinyutinahas quoted4 years ago
For example, studies show that even an artificially induced smile brings about happier emotions, and one experiment suggested that people who use Botox are less prone to anger, because they can’t make angry faces.
Nadya Sinyutinahas quoted4 years ago
A glamorous friend with a tendency to make sweeping pronouncements had told me that “Sleep is the new sex,” and I’d recently been at a dinner party where each person at the table detailed the best nap he or she had ever had, in lascivious detail, while everyone moaned in appreciation.
Yana Malinovskaiahas quoted4 years ago
I needed to change the lens through which I viewed everything familiar.
Bambang Rahmantyohas quoted4 years ago
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”
Lola27has quoted4 years ago
“I’m worried that I’m not living up to my potential”
b2400979437has quoted13 days ago
The bedroom note reads, “Quiet mind.”
b2400979437has quoted13 days ago
if I wanted to find happiness, I had to carry happiness with me.
b2400979437has quoted13 days ago
You’re happy if you think you’re happy.
b2400979437has quoted13 days ago
Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrative medicine practitioner and author of many books on the subject. He discusses how people can feel better mentally, physically, and spiritually and his advice always resonates with me.
b2400979437has quoted13 days ago
Each day, each phase of life seems long, but the years pass so quickly; I wanted to appreciate the present time, the seasons, this time of life.
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