Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Club: The Happiness Project Toolbox

Hi Book Clubbers,
I apologize for not sticking with the book club schedule I'd published. I decided that a weekly book club entry was probably enough. There are still a few chapters left of The Happiness Project, but seeing as this is the final day of the half-year, I thought it would be a good day to let you know about how you can create your own Happiness Project and share it with others.

As a "super-fan" of the Happiness Project, I received an email from author, Gretchen Rubin, telling me that the Happiness Project Toolbox is now available via Facebook:

If you don't know about the Happiness Project Toolbox, it's a companion website where you can create and track your own happiness project with eight free Tools:
-- Resolutions: record and track your resolutions.
-- Group Resolutions: challenge several people to a group resolution.
-- One-Sentence Journal: keep a journal on any subject you like
-- Personal Commandments: identify principles to guide your life.
-- Secrets of Adulthood: record what you’ve learned so far.
-- Happiness Hacks: share your hacks about clutter, exercise, mindfulness, etc.
-- Lists Tool: keep any list -- to-do, favorite things, things-to-do-before-I-die, etc.
-- Inspiration Board: pull together your favorite books, quotations, images, and websites.
One of the most fun aspects of the Toolbox is that you can see what other people are doing. Other people's resolutions, happiness hacks, Secrets of Adulthood -- fascinating!

The new feature? When you enter something on the Toolbox, you can also post it to Facebook at the same time. You can let your friends know about the resolution you've made, a book that inspired you, a Personal Commandment you've adopted, etc. Which is really fun. Just check the box at the bottom of your entry.

If you want to get a sense of how this looks, check out the Facebook Page. There, you can see how my Toolbox entries show up on Facebook (your entries won't appear there, just on your own profile).

Happy New-Half-Year!

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