Use Your Hands-Take Time For Projects For More Happiness

By Suzanne Holman • July 28th, 2011

Gretchen Rubin is a brilliant attorney who left the law to write and spent a year test-driving studies and theories about how to be happier and blogged her way to a NYT #1 Best Seller, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

I recently was introduced to Gretchen's work by Ben Dean of Coaching for Happiness.  I loved her latest video post talking about the value of using your hands to create something in order to increase your happiness.  She was trying to think of something that would work for her and had a plethora of responses, suggesting ways she could get creative. helps you with all necesarilly tools.

You may enjoy reading her post and the comments:

You can find them at this link:

And I love Gretchen's twelve commandments!

Twelve Personal Commandments

  • Be Gretchen.
    Let it go.
    Act the way I want to feel.
    Do it now.
    Be polite and be fair.
    Enjoy the process.
    Spend out.
    Identify the problem.
    Lighten up.
    Do what ought to be done.
    No calculation.
    There is only love.

What do YOU do to create with your hands?


Leave a Comment

« | Home | »

Connect With Suzanne