Welcome back to the Selfish Column everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. This week I wanted to talk you guys about something kind of dear to my heart and the reason why I started my blog. As many of you know by now I love the concept of self-love and independence. If you have been following this blog for awhile now, you would have come across me referencing a book called “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. When I first purchased the book almost three years ago to be exact, I really didn’t know what I was going to get out of it. The title was enticing. The first few pages really grabbed my attention and I was hooked from there. The book is about a woman (Gretchen Rubin) who decided after years of being married and having kids, was to find ways to work on the current challenges in her life in hopes it would improve her happiness. The book took you through her journey in which she set goals for herself each month and by the end of it, she calculated her accomplishments to see if this project had improved her overall happiness. I actually don’t want to give the ending away because I feel as though each person entering adulthood or even those still figuring out “adulting” should read it. I felt like this book changed my perspective as a young woman and ultimately helped me launch my blog ,”The Selfish Column”. Soon after completing the book, I asked a really good friend of mine to help set up a blog and a platform. It was with his support and encouragement that really assisted me in going for my dream. David you rock!!!!
The first few pages of the book Gretchen made a list that really stood out for me and I thought I should share with you all. The list was called, “Secrets Of Adulthood”. Now I am not going to give the whole list away but rather share the steps that stood out for me the most. Hope you enjoyed this post and find it helpful in starting your own projects whatever it may be. Below are five keys things I found helpful from the book.
Secrets of Adulthood:
- People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think.
- Most decisions don’t require extensive research.
- By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- Happiness doesn’t alway make you happy.
If you got this far on the blog, thank you, thank you, thank you. The support is much appreciated . Special thanks to my friend David for helping me out in my journey and The Happiness Project for being my personal guide through young adulthood.