The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record Paperback – 2011
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On my blog, www.gretchenrubin.com, I write about my daily adventures in happiness.
My previous books include a bestselling biography of Winston Churchill, "Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill," and one of John Kennedy, "Forty Ways to Look at JFK." My first book, "Power Money Fame S..: A User's Guide," is social criticism in the guise of a user's manual. "Profane Waste" was a collaboration with artist Dana Hoey. I've also written three dreadful novels that are safely locked away in a drawer.
Before turning to writing, I had a career in law. A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, I clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. I live in New York City with my husband and two young daughters.
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The idea is simple: you write one sentence every night - it can be anything from your day that you want to remember. Then as the years go by, you build up your diary and can start comparing entries so you can see what you were doing or feeling on the same day in previous years.
There's no years marked so you could actually buy the diary and start at any point in the year, on any year you like. My sister owns the previous diary by the Potter Style range which was a Q&A journal - a much better idea in my opinion because the diary asked you a new question every day and you would be able to compare 5 years of answers to the same question on each day. More fun but that diary is sadly nowhere to be found and this one is a decent substitute: you get a quote/thought for each day - your diary entries don't have to relate to the quote though so your entries could be anything at all. Obviously if you don't want the quotes each day or you don't like the blue & yellow quirky design, you could buy yourself any 5-year diary that takes your fancy and keep your 5 year record like that.
Either way, it's a great idea and it's amazing how one sentence (or a little cluster of sentences as I often make!) can prompt you to remember the day with such vivd recollection in years to come. It's also perfect for people who like the idea of keeping a memory journal or diary of some sort but just don't have the time!
Another good thing is you can start it anytime so that 1st January terror is removed. I started mine on January 31st
Some reviews mentioned it's too small but I disagree it would fit in your bag with ease and would be perfect for traveling
If you want to write pages and pages this isn't for you put if you want to get in the habit of keeping a Journals it's perfect
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter asked for this as paart of her xmas present she hasnt had it as yet but i loved the item nice feel to it and perfect for the one liner im sure she will have many happy... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pamela Murray
lovely journal and just what I need at the moment to get me motivatedPublished 3 months ago by Christine Thomson
I love this book. So easy to fill in a couple of lines a day and will be a great keepsake to look back on.Published 5 months ago by S. Tickle
I bought this for my dad who has been rather down of late - he is 54 which means by the time he'll finish it he will be almost 60 - he is looking forward to looking back & seeing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lily Hair
Was a gift and she loves it. It is a good size, she tends to travel a bit so couldn't get something large.Published 5 months ago by O