attitude adjustment (or THP: Chapter Eleven)

(This is part eleven in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Gretchen’s last month of resolutions, November, focused on her attitude instead of actions. (I know what you’re thinking–what about December?  Shouldn’t THAT be her last month of resolutions?  Spoiler alert: she attempts to follow ALL of them in December!)

Gretchen recognized that she struggled with having a ‘contented heart,’ and I admit that I have trouble with contentment as well. While sometimes not being content can be beneficial (think self-improvement or seeking opportunities for change), overall discontentment can be draining to oneself and others. Continue reading “attitude adjustment (or THP: Chapter Eleven)”

makin’ room for baby

After almost six months (!!!), our baby girl’s room is finally finished.  (If you’re in my inner circle, you know the struggle that this room has been, and I’m sure you’re tired of hearing the words “recessed lighting” come out of my mouth!)  As usual, Andrew’s wildly ambitious plans have come to fruition and the result is better than I ever thought possible.  And with two weeks to spare… Continue reading “makin’ room for baby”

living mindfully (or THP: Chapter Ten)

(This is part ten in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

In the month of October, Gretchen attempted to be more mindful on a daily basis.  We could all benefit from paying more attention, I suspect, whether it’s while driving, eating or simply listening to another person. Continue reading “living mindfully (or THP: Chapter Ten)”