Video: Abandon a Fun Project.

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 -- this month's theme is Fun. Last week’s focus was Make time for fun--even if you have to schedule it like a dentist's appointment. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Abandon a fun project. I realized that a source of clutter in my apartment, and a significant drain on my energy, was the uncomfortable presence of unfinished “fun” projects. Now I try to call an end to a project when I know, deep down, I won't finish it. It's such a relief! Plus it eliminates so much clutter.

(Sorry about those silly-looking closed eyes; trying to change that thumbnail now.)

The thought for this week is: One way to complete a project is to abandon it. How about you? Have you ever felt relief when you decided to abandon an unfinished project? What was the project?

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Finish the projects you've started, or call an end to them.
Take time for projects.
Plagued by clutter? Clear a surface.

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.

* On a completely unrelated note, I was thrilled to find out that The Happiness Project is the #1 non-fiction in Lithuania! Yay!

* I went to the BlogHer conference last week, which was terrific; one highlight was the chance to meet Asha Dornfest, of the great site Parent Hacks, in person at last.

 

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