Monday, July 13, 2009


At The Happiness Project blog, Gretchen Rubin describes a phenomenon she calls Drift. Drift might be defined as proceeding through life without consciously choosing a direction and without taking responsibility for your decisions.

Gretchen emphasizes that drift doesn't always mean taking the easy route. You can work very hard and experience great hardships while drifting. "Once unleashed, drift is a powerful, often almost unstoppable, force."

Are you drifting in some parts of your life? What aspects of your life seem to be controlled by forces outside of your control? Are you moving forward on a path that you don't remember choosing for yourself?

This week's theme is drift.