The Importance of finding TRUE happiness: “The Happiness Project”

Hey babes!

On Instagram earlier today, I talked about the importance of finding true happiness

And how reading the book, “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin, ┬ámade me look at happiness in a different light

You might be wondering, “What does that have to do with fitness?”

Well, I don’t know about you but I don’t see unhappy/unmotivated people working out at my gym

Or if I do, they are hardly ever there

This is why mental health is so important in the journey of a healthy lifestyle

For example, to fully recover from a great workout, you must get a good night of sleep

But if you are stressed, you most likely won’t and that will interrupt your journey to a healthier you

So let’s start with a simple solution that author Gretchen Rubin came up with

12 Commandments of Happiness

So here goes nothing, I’ll start!

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself
  2. Be Patient with work and the gym. Nothing happens overnight
  3. Name 1 thing you are grateful for everyday
  4. In hard times, thank God
  5. In good times, thank God
  6. Meditate daily (15 mins min)
  7. Go to church on Sundays
  8. Live in the present, BE present
  9. Make one person smile everyday
  10. Put your phone away when out with friends and family
  11. Surround yourself and give time to those that uplift you and make you better
  12. Take risks you normally wouldn’t out of fear


In the book, Gretchen started her own commandments to live by

And anytime she didn’t follow them, she reminded herself about them and tried to be better

She did it until she had all her commandments memorized and lived vigorously by them

She mentions how her relationship with her husband improved, her relationship with her kids and friends, as well

And overall, she lived a happier, more fulfilled life because of these little reminders

The book, of course, is a lot more than just these 12 commandments

And I’d highly recommend anyone to read it

But I thought I’d share this one little side note with my fellow friends on here

Because I truly believe, this will make a difference in my life and yours

And help us live everyday, a happier life.

P.S. CLICK HERE for a direct link to the book.

xx Talita