2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Time. Last week’s resolution was to Set aside a specific time for something that's important to you. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?
This week’s resolution is to Re-evaluate your mantras. (Here, I'm specifically talking about time-related mantras, but re-evaluating all your mantras is also a good idea.)
How about you? Have you found mantras running through your head -- that were actually making you kind of nuts? How did you stop them?
If you're new, here’s information on the 2011 Happiness Challenge. It’s never too late to start! You’re not behind, jump in right now, sign up here. For the Challenge, each week I'll post a video suggesting a resolution for you to consider. For more ideas for resolutions to try, check out the archives of videos here.
* I love cruising around Marc and Angel Hack Life -- "practical tips for productive living." Lots of great information there.
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