I'm rethinking the Happiness Journal. The provocation: laziness. There's just no way I'm going to keep a regular journal as detailed as the one I proposed a couple weeks ago. Besides, what I'm really interested in learning (at this point) is whether my state of happiness is cyclical, or highly influenced by some very basic and regular ritual, like sleeping or weather.
My new proposal is to make it a daily journal, with a simple quantification of happiness state (very low, low, neutral, high, very high; with corresponding numbers), duration, previous night's sleep, and a comments section, which would include anything pertinent, like a particular song's influence or a breakup or something like that. With the date, I can later go back and find historical information on weather, current affairs, etc.