Gretchen Rubin

The Key to Happiness: Strong Relationships.

The Key to Happiness: Strong Relationships.

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! Last month's theme was Gratitude, and last week’s resolution was to Remember the dog that doesn't bark. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

For the last month of this year, instead of tackling a theme, I'm going to discuss a question: What is the key to happiness? That's a question that can be answered in different ways, depending on what framework you use to address the issue of happiness. The resolution for each week will reflect that week's answer.

This week's answer to the question, "What is the key to happiness?" is: Strong relationships.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
8 tips for maintaining friendships.
Bob Dylan helps me recognize a paradox of happiness.
8 tips for making friends.
Be happier: kiss more, hug more, touch more.

How about you? Do you agree that strong relationships are the key to happiness? What steps do you take to build or strengthen your ties to other people?

 

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