Happiness Project Struggles

Happiness Project Struggles.


I wrote a few days ago, listing all the resolutions that I felt that I had made good progress on.  Notice that I said “progress”.  I can admit that I wasn’t always perfect in making these changes but I can say that I am a lot better at these aspects…and happier of course.

But there are some areas of my life that I made resolutions.  And some of those resolutions I struggled to keep up in the long-term.


  1.  Eating Healthy :  I had glimmers of hope earlier in the year with resolutions like Eat a salad and Extreme Dieting,  while writing this I just remembered the one day water fast.  What I stupid idea. smh.
  2.   Consistent exercise :  I did do a great deal of exercise this year.  Putting up improved performance in the Tough Mudder and Boilermaker. But I failed to keep up in a 3 day a week work out regimen.  No good excuse.  Sure I have been busy but that’s no excuse.  I need to be better at making time.
  3.   Disconnect from work :  I did manage to take a full week’s vacation this year and while I was able to disconnect from work for short periods of time.  Once I was put on ADHD meds, Hyper-focus was back with a vengeance
  4.  Controlling Impuslivity :  I have truly lost that thing in your brain that keeps you from saying something that you shouldn’t say.   I can be mean and I can lose my temper.  I am sorry.


But despite these struggles I have had a year to remember and if nothing else I have set up an even better 2018.



Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2016 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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