I’m currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. She dives into the idea that you don’t need to be depressed to want more happiness in your life. You don’t even have to be sad, it simply comes down to this one question:
Could I be happier?
In her book she shares her Secrets of Adulthood – simple truths that we often ignore, but when we do acknowledge them, life would get that little bit easier.
Gretchen’s secrets range from – ‘You know as much as most people’ to ‘People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.’
And my favorite – ‘If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.’ You can see all of Gretchen’s Secrets of Adulthood on her blog here.
It got me thinking, what do I know, but often forget? And would it really make my life that much easier if I fully embraced them?
Little truths that make a big difference
- Putting things off, doesn’t make them go away
- You don’t have to be friends with people you don’t like
- Watching TV is the best way to waste time
- Exercise makes you feel good (in the end), eating crap does not
- Everything always works out in the end
- Time is the only way to mend a broken heart
- Buying gifts for no reason feels good
- No one likes being reminded of something more than once – even when they’ve forgotten
- Friends that make you laugh are good for your soul
- You’re the only person who cares if you look silly
What are your truths?