Finally, it's Happiness Project time. Currently I am reading The Happiness Project, as well as listening to Happier at Home in my car, so, needless to say, my head is swirling with ideas of how I want to become happy camper this year. The main message I've taken from Gretchen Rubin's experience is that, essentially, we need to be in a state of growth to be happier.
I plan on doing a 12-month project like she did, but the thought of planning each month now overwhelms me. Instead (and for now), I'll outline one month at a time. My January looks much like hers did; I like the idea of working to find more energy in the first month.
Go to sleep earlier: Shut off the light by 10:45.
Work out: Whether it's Zumba, 25 pushups or a walk around the block, do something.
No sugar: Once again, I'm cutting out sugar. I've loved it every other time I've managed to do it, plus my mom is doing it this time!
Use my daybook: Make to-do lists before I go to bed so I can sleep in peace. Check things off the next day.
Tidy up: Before I sleep, tidy up my room. It only takes a few seconds, but it'll keep things nice and orderly.
Don't procrastinate: Tackle tasks (...like homework) right away.
Act the way I want to feel: Like Gretchen, I think it'll benefit me to act more energetic, happy or calm--even if I don't always feel that way.
There are printouts on The Happiness Project website to help keep track of daily progress, which I'm already using. I think they'll help me remember and feel more accountable, which is a good way to prevent New Year Resolution Abandonment.
If any of you are still posting your resolutions or Happiness Projects, give us the link!