"and there's reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last." Counting Crows, Long December
The Eve of a new year is upon us and I'm feeling pretty good about 2012. You know, 2011 was supposed to be my year! I was turning 30, moving up in my career, I had all these grand plans. However, like most good intentions, they kinda petered out by late February. 2011 brought a lot of changes to my life; both good and not-so-good but all enlightening.
I have been reading The Happiness Project and follow Gretchen Rubin's Blog: http://www.happiness-project.com She has a great post about creating effective resolutions and keeping them. Check out the tips below:
1. Ask: “What would make me happier?” It might having more of something good – more fun with friends, more time for a hobby. It might be less of something bad – less yelling at your kids, less nagging of your spouse. It might be fixing something that doesn’t feel right – more time spent volunteering, more time doing something to make someone else happier.