I’ve been aware of the book (and blog) The Happiness Project for ages, and I’ve finally got around to buying the book. I am blessed with time to read at the moment, after all! So far I’m four chapters in, which equates to three months of Gretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment, and I’m absolutely loving it. It helps that Rubin is a really good writer: her use of language is great and she’s so honest that it makes me feel far more inclined to reflect upon my own negative habits and how I might address them.
If you haven’t heard of The Happiness Project, start by checking out the blog. It offers bite-sized ways to make life happier. What could be better than that?
And on a happy note, I wanted to give you a recap of my achievements since yesterday, when I wrote:
Today’s plan: view the house at midday; drop Tristan off at his work; be brave and drive around until I find my way back to the shops at Takapuna; buy a sat nav; get a new SIM card and reactivate my iPhone.
We viewed the house and really liked it: it’s quite small (and quite expensive), but it’s nice and in a good area, and I think that it will suit us well until we’re ready to buy a house of our own. We’ve submitted our rental application form and are just waiting for the landlord to confirm everything.
I did drop Tristan off at work yesterday, but the weather was filthy (so far, it rains A LOT in Auckland), so I didn’t explore. However, I’ve got the car to myself today and tomorrow because Tristan’s in Christchurch for meetings, so I drove to Takapuna and back this morning, and I didn’t get lost or have any motor disasters. I really don’t understand why I’m a fairly nervous driver: I’ve been driving for six years and have never had a moment of drama. It’s stupid to be worried. I should just drive more. And I did buy a sat nav today, so I will be able to explore with no hassles. Hurrah!
And I spent half an hour in the Telecom shop and have got a new SIM card and account for my phone, so I will unlock my iPhone later today and get it all organised. And that will make me happier.