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Do Something Every Day. Counter-Intuitive, But It Works.

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 Possessions, and last week’s resolution was to Spend out. When I started my happiness project, I assumed I was the only person who had trouble spending out, and I’ve been very surprised and gratified to learn that many people struggle with this, too. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This month’s theme is Creativity, and this week’s resolution is to Do something every day.

Do something every day. MP3 for Audio Podcasting

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Do something every day.
Secret of Adulthood: What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
13 tips for actually getting some writing done.

How about you? Have you found that you’re more full of ideas when you work more consistently? What are some other strategies you use to keep yourself productive and creative?

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.

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