In Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin outlines her nine-month plan for making her day-to-day home life happier. And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. This is written from a secular perspective, and emphasis on certain points felt a bit shallow to me. It is obvious that I found the book underwhelming. You have to read it for yourself.
One popular way: daily transcendent readings. May find something in it that will help those who are looking for answers and those who are questioning if what the Written in an engaging and easy to read style, I still felt that much of this was just plain ol' common sense. I read her first book somewhat mandatorily for my book club, and liked it enough to pick up this one. Volunteering is documented as one of the most significant influences on happiness, particularly in this terrible economy when so many are out of work and feeling value-less. Doch was ist wirklich gesund? And, consequently, books which help you be happier as well. I thought it was interesting to approach happiness as something you could chart out on a spreadsheet, write reports about, measure and therefore, eventually attain. By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, as well as things that don't work, don't fit, or don't suit, we free our minds and our shelves for what we truly value.
I feel like the author, by her details and lack of details that she much be rich, or at least well off. I really liked certain aspects and disliked others. While this cause may be self-serving to Rubin and her husband, and while she may not get her hands dirty by serving meals in a soup kitchen, cleaning cages in an animal shelter, or tutoring in an inner city school, it is a worthy start. See common sense, but a good read for those who need reminding or those who are at a lost. Or, I suppose, unless it's a ploy so that she can write her next book about meditation and happiness. But that is not all that is in the book.
On her daily blog, GretchenRubin. Except for a few of her commandments, most of these aren't original, but she distills centuries of happiness writing to make it more accessible to the modern mind. Most of the stories tail off without a point, and several tail off without any resolution - she has an idea, spends 20 paragraphs explaining it, then her husband shuts her down in four words, and we never hear another word about it. There is a nugget of truth to that, but only insofar as you are in Rubin's camp--that is, relatively happy to begin with. I liked you more before. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy and experimentation, Rubin's 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. Here's an idea: stop writing about happiness all the frickin time! It just felt a bit formulaic to help the medicine go down.
We possess considerable power to push ourselves to the top or bottom of our natural range through our conscious actions and thoughts. I am in her camp, so enjoyed the book since I can take her little first-world-problems pieces of wisdom and apply them to my own life--like, Jeez, what do I do with all those Shutterfly pictures that are totally wrecking my buzz? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies, and her personal website — — has more than 700,000 subscribers and is one of the most popular of its kind. It probably means — I'm the one who should do something. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Her husband is the worst.
Many of these things almost seem obvious once they are pointed out, but I probably would not have identified them otherwise. Happier at Home is the account of what she tried, and what she learned, when she undertook to be happier at home. It seems the more one has to say they are happy, the less happy they really are. Doch dann wird ihr Bruder im Hinterhof eines Londoner Pubs von einem Unbekannten enthauptet. On September 4, 2012, Rubin published the follow-up book Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life.
Bookish Episodes of Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft : Plan to Read More in 2019, Make It Easier to Follow Complex Instructions, and What to Do When Someone Ignores the Key Bowl Try This At Home: Plan to read more in 2019. You can also access this on my blog: sukasareads. As are her discussions about being a tourist in your own town, enjoying good smells. Rubin's books have sold more than two million print and online copies worldwide in over thirty languages. What makes you feel good when you are at home? One hopes she can cultivate at least as devoted a following in her own home, and perhaps then she will achieve the aim of the book. Of course, being happy is related by definition to protecting yourself from unhappiness.
But overall, I like her perspective, and that it gives me perspective. So says Gretchen Rubin as well. May find something in it that will help those who are looking for answers and those who are questioning if what they are doing is going to work. I spent the last 30% of the book rolling my eyes at least once every five minutes. As the title indicates, this book focused on being happy at home.
And then on to the next thing. Although I appreciate her frankness in squarely addressing her personality weaknesses, she does come across as a bit of a pill. These, no surprise, feature plenty of literary inspiration. Hardcover, e-book, and audiobook pre-orders all count. Either way, its not something personal against Rubin, I actually admire her in many ways and plan to check out her website, but perhaps its the fact that I love memoirs and this one seems to have a commercial running through it, and no matter how hard I try to tune it out, I keep hearing it. She creates resolutions tailored to her life and I learned a lot about myself in reading where her monthly goals took her.