The beginning of the year is all about setting resolutions. I’ve done my fair share of resolution setting (and breaking) in years past but this year I decided to take a different approach. About a month ago I started reading a book called The Happiness Project.
Gretchen Rubin (author) writes about the year she decided to focus on becoming happier. She wasn’t necessarily unhappy but she thought she wasn’t as happy as she could be. This book discusses the philosophy, scientific research, analysis, and real-life experiences as Gretchen talks about what worked for her and what didn’t.
I haven’t finished the entire book but I like the approach the author takes of setting a goal each month of the year. This is the approach I decided to take for my 2011 resolutions.
My 2011 Resolutions
My January resolution is to work on removing clutter from my life. Every aspect of my life is filled with clutter which makes my life a bit chaotic at times. So, by January 31 I will have done the following:
Get rid of all the clutter in my house
“Spring” clean each room or area
Organize what’s left
Create a space for the fun things I want to do (blogging, reading, photos)
Blog 1 time a week about my experience
Organize personal computer (emails, photos, desktop)
Organize office space (files, email, desktop)
Complete nagging tasks
Apply the 1 minute rule – Don’t postpone a task I can do in 1 minute
Evening tidy up – Take ten minutes at night to do simple tidying up
This seems like a ton of stuff to accomplish but I think I will be able to accomplish it with the help of The Happiness Project Toolbox. You should check out the site if you need help tracking the progress of your resolutions.
Did you set resolutions for 2011? If so, what are they?