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Video: What Did You Do For Fun When You Were 10 Years Old?

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! Last month’s theme was Resolutions, and last week’s resolution was to ask yourself: Are you a “yes” resolver or a “no” resolver? Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This month’s theme is Self-knowledge, and this week’s resolution is to Ask yourself: What you did you do for fun when you were ten years old?

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
How to choose the work that makes you happiest.
What do you find fun?–a question I find surprisingly difficult to answer.
Why it might not be helpful to ask yourself, “What’s my passion?”

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 the Challenge, each week I’ll post a video suggesting a resolution for you to consider. For more ideas for resolutions to try, check out the archives of videos here.

* I was thrilled to see that the great blog Inspired Type — “creative self expression, playing with typography in words that make me happy” — is a “happiness project.”

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