“The Happiness Project” by author Gretchen Rubin emphasizes or her ways and methods to find her own path to happiness. Rubin was not depressed with her life, but wasn’t very satisfied with the way she was living it. She was seeking new methods to make it better. She dedicates an entire year of her life to improving her happiness. Similar to author Rhonda Byrne from “The Secret” piece of literature, she has many other individuals, attributors, give their own interpretation of her work, and giving her credit for it. She is very detailed with the way she spent a year trying to find her happiness and satisfaction within her personal life. Right below the title of her book, The Happiness Project, she also says “Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”. These are things she did for a year, exploring, trying to find what really made her happy. They didn’t seemed important to her at the time, but somehow ended up making a big difference in her overall happiness. She is trying to tell her readers how to apply her methods of finding happiness to our own lives, in order for us to become happier ourselves.
It’s interesting how her chapters are broken down into months, each title with a topic, which she discusses in each chapter. Her book is basically broken down into chapters that explain what she did over the entire year, when she was looking and exploring for her real happiness.