I’m currently reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I’ve managed to garner some solid wisdom about exercising from her book. 🙂
Actually I got so enthused that I even created an inspirational graphic out of one of her nine tips for becoming a regular exerciser. I found the tips at the end of the book.
There are nine of them, but my favorites are the following tips.
#3 Don’t Link Exercise to Weight Loss. Exercise for sanity, not vanity.
#4 Give yourself credit for the smallest effort.
But I also like the tip number #1: Always exercise on Mondays. If you don’t start your week with exercise, there is a fair chance you aren’t going to exercise at all or very little. I know I had the tendency to postpone my exercise sessions if I thought I had something more important to do. Then it would be Sunday and I had gotten no exercise at all.
I love Gretchen’s book. I fell in love with her when she wrote “My idea of fun has always been to lie in bed reading. “ I’m always happy when I hear I’m not the only one who likes ”boring stuff” like that. 🙂
Not surprisingly, I’ve also started thinking about my own happiness project. I already have a ton of ideas of what I could focus on every month. One of the focus areas would of course be physical well-being, but I think it would be even more important for me to work on areas of my life that presumably have nothing to do with fitness and weight loss. Except I suspect they have everything to do with my inability to shed my body weight.
Question: Have you read Gretchen’s book? What would the focus of of your own happiness project?