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Video: Keep a Milestone Journal. (Or a Milestone Book.)

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 Memories. Last week’s resolution was to Keep a one-sentence journal. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Keep a milestone journal.

You’ll notice that I accidentally switch back and forth in terminology — calling it a “milestone journal” and a “milestone book.” Which phrase has a better ring? Or can you think of a better term, altogether?

I’m now offering the videos in podcast form now (well, at least I’m trying.) I hope to figure out a more attractive way to include this podcast code, necessary for loading into iTunes, but bear with me for now — also, soon I’ll provide the information on where to find the podcasts on iTunes.

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If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
A new, quick, easy way to keep a non-journal.
6 tips for using mementos to keep happy memories vivid.
8 tips for sparking your creativity.

Have you found any manageable, satisfying ways to keep happy memories vivid? Do you keep anything like a milestone journal yourself?

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’m so happy for my friend, the brilliant, hilarious Debbie Stier. Her fabulous new site, Perfect Score Project, has just launched — “a site dedicated to achieving the perfect SAT scores (or at least to having fun trying). If I’m lucky, I’ll learn something by walking a mile in my teenage son’s shoes.” Thankfully, my life is for the moment SAT-free, but I visit this site just because it’s so fun.

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