I read The Happiness Project (http://www.happiness-project.com/) last spring, and man, did it resonate with me, so I thought I’d share. Here are Gretchen Ruben’s Secrets to Adulthood.
Secrets of Adulthood
- The best reading is re-reading.
- Outer order contributes to inner calm.
- The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- You manage what you measure.
- By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
- People don’t notice your mistakes and flaws as much as you think.
- It’s nice to have plenty of money.
- Most decisions don’t require extensive research.
- Try not to let yourself get too hungry.
- Even if you think they’re fake, it’s nice to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
- If you can’t find something, clean up.
- The days are long, but the years are short.
- Someplace, keep an empty shelf.
- Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixes a glitch.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you LIKE to do.
- Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.
- What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE.
- You don’t have to be good at everything.
- Soap and water removes most stains.
- It’s important to be nice to EVERYONE.
- You know as much as most people.
- Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
- Eat better, eat less, exercise more.
- What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you–and vice versa.
- People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
- Houseplants and photo albums are a lot of trouble.
- If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.
- No deposit, no return.
My fav: Outer order contributes to inner calm.
If you have your own personal Secret of Adulthood, please feel free to share by leaving me a comment.