Looking ahead in 2017

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Today marks a special occasion for A Booking For Two – our blog has been running for one full year! We want to thank you for your loyal support and for joining us on our happiness project – we hope it has helped you discover happiness in your own life too.

After contemplating the meaning of happiness and how to achieve it on a day-to-day basis, we’re excited to dive into a new book on a related theme: designing a life that works for you.

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A Year in Review (Pt 2)

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Before writing this end-of-year review on The Happiness Project, I went back to all my posts in 2016 and did a mini evaluation on myself against each of the commitments undertaken. Of course, some were easier to follow and some required more effort than others. This is a good reflection of my priorities and gives me food for thought on personal growth and a wide array of life aspects.

In what follows, I will share my four most favorite takeaways in my happiness project this year. Does mine coincide with yours?

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A year in review (pt 1)

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As another week passes by, we’re one step closer to closing the book on 2016 and opening one for 2017. Throughout this year, I’ve been very happy to go through The Happiness Project with Nicole, jotting down new lessons each time and putting them in practice.

Of course, it hasn’t been easy to follow through with everything. And there are days when it all seems like more of a hassle than anything else. But here, I want to go over my favourite takeaways from The Happiness Project. Without further ado then…

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Boot Camp Perfect (Pt 2)

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This time last year, Keith and I were discussing what to write for A Booking For Two and testing the functionality for this site. One year later, the site is running well and we are already wrapping up The Happiness Project as well as 2016, a year filled with blessings and happiness. Having read about and tried out Gretchen’s suggestions to pursue happiness, I think this is a legit time to reflect and share my inner voice of what these 9-letters actually mean to me.

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Boot Camp Perfect (Pt 1)

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As we step into December, it’s crazy to imagine that it’s almost been a full year since we started this blog. If you’re still here with us, thanks for your support – we really appreciate it!

For December, Gretchen summed up her year and took note of the habits in her life that made her happy. In particular, she talked about eliminating bad feelings from negative behaviour, living in an atmosphere of growth, and making others happy to boost her own happiness. As she sketched out what happiness means for her, it got me thinking: what is happiness?

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An Attitude for Gratitude (Pt 2)

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Before reviewing how I did with my commitments in November, let me first wish you a Happy Thanksgiving (and shopping) with your family and friends!

While we should always summon up the feeling of gratitude in our heart, it becomes particularly pertinent in the month of Thanksgiving. Being grateful for what we have and practicing loving kindness towards ourselves and others have are the keys to contentment. Did I manage to apply these to my life as well?

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Keeping a Contented Heart (Pt 2)

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Your attitude determines your altitude.

This chapter speaks volumes about how maintaining a positive attitude within ourselves, regardless of external circumstances, can ease the situation and build up happiness. Keeping a contented heart is the first step, and it has a lot to do with appreciating what we already have instead of focusing on what is absent. I am a strong believer of living my life in contentment, so I am excited to share how I will contemplate the following goals for November.

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