Gretchen Rubin

To Boost Your Self-Control, Ask Yourself Whether You’re an “Abstainer” or a “Moderator.”

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 Self-control. Last week’s resolution was To increase your self-control, boost your energy level. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is Ask yourself: Are you an abstainer or a moderator?

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If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Quiz: When trying to give something up, are you an abstainer or a moderator?
Are you a "yes" resolver or a "no" resolver?
Do something every day.

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.

* Check out Zen Habits -- "smile, breathe, and go slowly."

* Sign up to become a Super Fan, and from time to time, I’ll ask for your help. I so appreciate the support and enthusiasm of the Super Fans.

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