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. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday's post will help you think about your own happiness project.
I remind myself that all work isn't created equally. Just because I'm busy doesn't mean that I'm being productive.
I imagine that every kind of work has its fake-work and make-work. For example, as a writer, I remind myself:
- Create, don't fiddle around with italics and formatting
- Typing isn't the same as writing
- Cruising around the internet isn't the same as "research"
Of course, one of my Secrets of Adulthood is that the opposite of a great truth is also true, and I have several resolutions aimed at helping me not to worry constantly about being efficient, but instead, to Force myself to wander and Schedule time for play. Sometimes, I work best by doing things that don't look like "work."
In your job, do you have to fight the urge to do fake-work and make-work? What form does yours take?
* I can't resist time-lapse photography, and this video shows the sky above San Francisco's Exploratorium every ten seconds for 146 days. Beautiful.
* The book The Happiness Project has been bouncing around the New York Times bestseller list for FOUR MONTHS now! - including hitting #1! Yay! You can...
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If you're inspired to start your own happiness project, join the 2010 Happiness Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year.