Gretchen Rubin, the author of the NY Times bestselling book, The Happiness Project, posted her Happiness Manifesto. Here it is. What do you think?
A HAPPINESS MANIFESTO
- To be happy, you need to consider feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.
- 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.
- The days are long, but the years are short.
- You’re not happy unless you think you’re happy.
- Your body matters.
- Happiness is other people.
- Think about yourself so you can forget yourself.
- “It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.”—G. K. Chesterton
- What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you, and vice versa.
- Best is good, better is best.
- Outer order contributes to inner calm.
- Happiness comes not from having more, not from having less, but from wanting what you have.
- You can choose what you do, but you can’t choose what you like to do.
- “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
- You manage what you measure.