2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you never officially sign up for the challenge — we’ve reached the end of 2010! Did you try some of the proposed resolutions? Did they help to boost your happiness?
This week’s resolution is to Revel in your accomplishments.
Now it’s time to think about the 2011 Happiness Challenge. Join here! I’ve been astonished by how many people have already signed up. Excellent! Studies show that taking an action, like signing up, will help you stick to your resolutions.
Next week, I’ll explain at greater length about the challenge, but bottom line: each month of 2011 will be tied to a theme, and each week I’ll post a video suggesting a resolution that might boost your happiness in that area of life.
I’m very curious to hear what resolutions are most effective. If you tried a suggested resolution, please consider posting about it — and whether it helped to boost your happiness or not. For example, I’ve been struck by how many people say that the very simple, easy resolution to Make your bed has made a real difference. Surprising, right? But people mention that resolution all the time.
* I’m always fascinated to hear other people’s resolutions, so I loved paging through the resolutions posted on 43Things. I listed a resolution myself: Get enough sleep. My resolution for today: figure out some wonderful way (forgive the pun) to celebrate 1/1/11 at 1:11 p.m. tomorrow. Any ideas? I haven’t thought of anything more original than making #1 cookies.
* Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel. To get the weekly video by email, right in your email in-box, you can:
– On the GretchenRubin channel page, after you subscribe, click “Edit Subscription” and check the box, “Email me for new uploads.” Or…
– Go to your main drop-down box, click “Subscriptions,” find the GretchenRubin channel, click “Edit Subscriptions,” and check “Email me for new uploads” there.