For all of you who make New Year’s resolutions — it’s Day #2! How’s it going?
In case you need a little help making and keeping your resolutions, I’m re-posting a round-up of many posts about resolution-keeping.
Note: Some of you are thinking, “If making some resolution is important to me, sure, I’ll make and keep it, but I don’t do it as a New Year’s resolution. January 1 is just an arbitrary day.” If this describes your view, let me guess–are you a Questioner? It’s crazy to me how often Questioners will make this remark, in almost exactly the same words. Upholders (such as me) usually love New Year’s resolutions.
But I digress.
One thing I’ve learned from my happiness project: keeping resolutions (also known as making habits) is a key to happiness. If you want to make a positive change in your life, you need to figure out what to resolve, and how to keep that resolution.
Because resolution-keeping has been so important to my own happiness project, I’ve written about it several times. So, to give you a boost as you launch your 2014 New Year’s resolutions.
How you, too, can copy Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin inspired the design of my Resolutions Chart, which turned out to be a key part of my happiness project.
Why I stopped drinking alcohol (more or less). I always get a big response on this issue.
The movie “Twilight” inspires me to do a better job with some of my resolutions.
I have to admit, this is one of my all-time favorite posts that I’ve written.
Don’t try to keep that resolution. In which I give up my longstanding resolution to “Entertain more.”
Don’t try to keep that resolution – Part II. In which I realize that giving up the resolution to “Entertain more” actually allowed me to plan a party.
Want to be free from French fries? Or, why abstaining may be easier than you think. This is another one of my favorite posts.
Onward and upward!