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Video: Hold Yourself Accountable.

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 Resolutions, and last week’s resolution was to Set concrete goals. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

The resolution for this week is to Hold yourself accountable.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
One key tip to help you be happier, lose weight, have more fun, be a better parent and spouse, and be more productive.
Six tips to hold yourself accountable for keeping your resolutions.
How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions — 12 tips.

If you watch the video, you’ll hear me talk about my Resolution Chart and about the usefulness of accountability groups. If you’re curious, and you’d like to see my Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, email me at gretchenrubin1 at gmail dot com. Or, if you’d like to request a starter kit for launching a group for people doing happiness projects together, you can also email me at gretchenrubin1 at gmail dot com, and request it. (Don’t forget the “1″!)

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.

* On the fabulous site Swiss Miss, I was intrigued by a post about the “mappiness” project, which maps happiness across space in the U.K.

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