One of the first things to go when I feel overwhelmed is reading books. Instead of feeling like a refuge, it feels like one more thing I’m not doing “good enough”. With the craziness of owning two homes behind me, I have more freedom to choose how to use my time. First up was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It is a gem of common sense suggestions. Each month of the year has a virtue to focus on – ranging from boost energy, to be serious about play, and keep a contented heart.
One of my favorite lines, which gratefully I am feeling too: “Each day I felt more joy and less guilt; I had more fun, less anxiety. My life was pleasanter with cleaner closets and a cleaner conscience.”