Video: What Has Been YOUR Most Helpful Resolution?

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 Fun, and last week's resolution was Start a collection. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week, I'm doing something a little different.

For me, as for many people, it's not January, but September — with its air of sharp pencils, fresh beginnings, and renewed resolve — that marks the real start of the new year. The academic schedule shaped my life from pre-school through law school, and this continues through my daughters' routines, and so back-to-school is the season for reinvention and renewal. New classes, new friends, new teachers, new supplies — it’s the chance to start again.

That means that it's a good time to make a new year's resolution. If you've ever tried and kept a resolution, what has worked best for you? What made the biggest difference? Or didn't have any effect at all?

On my book video, I list many of my favorite resolutions. I'd love to do a companion version of the video that lists other people's favorite resolutions. So please comment below and share your best ones, and I hope to make a second resolutions video.

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'm fascinated by My Open Wallet, where "an anonymous New Yorker tells the world how much she earns, spends, and saves." I especially love "My Rules" which are in the right-hand column.


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