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Video: To Stick to Your Resolutions, Set Concrete Goals.

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 is the first week of the Challenge. (Usually these videos will appear on Tuesdays, but the holiday threw me off.)

The theme for this month is, appropriately, Resolutions: how to make effective resolutions and then, once you’ve made them, how to keep them.

This week’s resolution is to Set concrete goals.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
13 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions.
5 questions to help you make effective New Year’s resolutions.
The secret to keeping your resoutions: is there a magic formula?

What resolutions have you made? Have you found that making resolutions as concrete as possible made it easier to keep them — or not?

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 more ideas for resolutions to try, check out the archives of videos here.

* Heard of the fabulous Six Word Memoir? I’m collaborating with Smith Magazine to do “Six words on the secrets to happiness.” You can add your six-word secret to happiness here — what’s your secret? (Tip: you’re more likely to be featured if you include a profile picture.) It’s creative, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s fun. I keep writing new ones.

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