2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — last month’s focus was Mindfulness. Last week’s resolution was to Keep a food diary. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?
This month’s theme is Order, and this week’s resolution is, perhaps counter-intuitively, Don’t get organized. That’s right, I know the impulse, but resist the urge to organize all your stuff! Here’s why:
One thing I forgot to point out in the video is that “getting rid of stuff” includes giving away stuff. Some things are clutter to you, but would be useful to someone else. Get them out of your house and office, get them into the hands of someone who can use them.
If you’re new, here’s information on the 2010 Happiness Challenge (or watch the intro video). It’s never too late to start! You’re not behind, jump in right now, sign up here. For more ideas, check out the Happiness Project site on Woman’s Day.
* I had a good time cruising around The Motherhood to check out all the conversations there.
* In a book group? If you’d like a copy of the reading-group discussion guide for The Happiness Project, just email me at grubin [at] gretchenrubin [.com]. (Sorry to write in that odd way; trying to thwart spammers.) Just write “reading group guide” in the subject line. I’ll send it right off.