Gretchen Rubin

Video: Change Your Attitude by Making the Positive Argument.

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 Attitude, and last week’s resolution was to Re-frame. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is Make the positive argument.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Make the positive argument.
Act the way you want to feel.

What do you think? Have you ever been able to argue yourself out of a mood of resentment, anger, irritation, or the like? I have to say, I find it a bit uncanny how effective this strategy can be.

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.

And yes! There will be a Happiness Challenge for 2011. I hope you'll join in.

* This morning, I gave a short talk about happiness at a salon organized by PSFK, the trends research and innovation company here in New York City. It was a huge amount of fun, and I've been poking around at all the interesting material on their website.

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