Start your own Happiness Project

I’m working on my Happiness
Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look
different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit.  

A “happiness project” is
an approach to changing your life. First is the preparation stage, when
you identify what brings you joy, satisfaction, and engagement, and
also what brings you guilt, anger, boredom, and remorse. Second is the
making of resolutions, when you identify the concrete actions that will
boost your happiness. Then comes the interesting part: keeping your

Good luck with your happiness project.

If you’d like to launch a group for people doing their own happiness projects together, email me at to get a copy of the starter kit. Just write “starter kit” in the subject line. Thousands of people have requested one already.

If you’d like to read an
account of my happiness project, buy The Happiness Project.

If you’d like to see my personal
Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, email me at; just write “Resolution Chart”
in the subject line.

To visit the Happiness Project Toolbox, click here.

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  • Gretchen, what happened to your Happiness Project Toolbox? It’s linked from this very page, yet the site ( doesn’t resolve… Are these tools still available? Thanks!

    • gretchenrubin

      I had to take the toolbox down, but the resources are available under “Resources” tab on my site,