Each Monday, I discuss my Scrap Happy project based on Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.
Taking time for projects is another way to lighten up and increase your happiness according to Rubin. Isn’t this something scrapbookers are already doing each time they scrapbook? You could take this further, right? Why not try:
Making non-scrapbook projects using scrapbook supplies? I really have little interest in using my scrapbook supplies for other projects. Occasionally, I do this, but I will not be making a plethora of home décor items with my scrapbook supplies.
Making a mini album? I am all about mini albums. I have a few mini album ideas floating around in my head and plan to begin tackling these in the coming weeks.
Teaching someone else how to scrapbook? My daughter is showing more interest in my actual scrapbooking. She is only 2.5, but now wants to sit on my lap while I work on my scrapbooking. This really only works for about five minutes. She also loves, loves, loves sticker books. And photos of herself. I see myself showing her how to actually combine all of this in the next few weeks. Maybe over spring break if not summer vacation.
Scrapbooking in a new way? This brings me to my newest project, Minimalist Scrapbooking. What’s that you ask? Well, stay tuned for more details about Minimalist Scrapbooking, which is a new series debuting on Friday.
So how does taking time for projects increase happiness? Projects are fun. We remember doing and sharing projects. We may even be preserving our memories as part of the project. Projects are doing. Projects are action. In order to be happy, you have to do happy.
Are you doing a happiness project? Are you doing a scrap happy project? Tell me about it below. If you’re not doing one, what’s stopping you? Join me today!
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