In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place.
One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick-why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. "Of all the elements of a happy life," she thought, "my home is the most important." In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.
And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already.
So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year-September through May-to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family's treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.
Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions-and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well.
With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
"With her characteristic mix of delightful charm, thoughtful research, and insightful advice, In "Happier at Home" Gretchen Rubin shows how to add fun, joy, and harmony to your home life. As usual with Rubin's work, I couldn't put this book down."--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of "QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" "Gretchen Rubin's inventive approach to creating a happier home life is as inspiring as it is informative. Happier At Home is a soulful and enlightening guide for happiness-seekers of all stripes."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of "WILD" "In her brilliantly insightful book "Happier at Home," Gretchen Rubin shows how small changes can make a big difference to our everyday happiness. What better place to start than in our own homes?" -- Chris Guillebeau, author of "The Art of Non-Conformity, "and "The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future " "From 'threshold rituals' to" "'cultivating a shrine, ' "Happier at Home" has brought more joy into my life. It's a rare book that inspires personal change and takes you on a rollicking adventure through history and into the minds of great thinkers. I'm grateful for Gretchen Rubin's work."-- Brene Brown, Ph.D. Author of #1 New York Times bestselling book, "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" "A happy home is the elusive ideal we all strive for--whether we live in the city or suburbs, with children or parents, with partners, roommates, or on our own. In "Happier at Home," Gretchen Rubin brilliantly shows us how to create an environment that embraces the people and the things that give us a sense of comfort, tranquility, and joy."--Harlan Coben, bestselling author of "Six Years" and "Stay Close" "Self-help fans rejoice. A new book just came out that's just as good as Gretc
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st December 2013
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.25