A Year’s Worth Of Resolutions

The premise of the Happiness Project was to make resolutions each month focused on making myself happier.   I goal was that after a month of practice and effort that these resolutions would become habit.

This year I made 88 resolutions.  Of course it was impossible to think I could make 88 life changes in a since year.  How many of us make just one New Year’s Resolution each year and then abandon it by February.

But I did make a lot of progress this year.  Let’s take a look at some of the resolutions that stuck.  While, I can’t say that I keep them 100% of the time, their occurrance happen pretty regularly for various reasons.  Maybe they carry more value? Or maybe their are easier to enforce.

  1.  Tackle a naggling task
  2.  Drink More Water – Most of the time
  3.  Plan the Next Day in Advance
  4. Remember Birthdays
  5. Delegate
  6. Read more – I read over 25 new books this year.
  7.  Help Someone
  8. Push Yourself
  9.  Get In the Spirit
  10. Manager Your Mid Day
  11. Indulge in a modest splurge
  12. Give your home some personality.
  13. Take time to be sily
  14. Pick up the phone
  15. Show Up
  16.  Teach and Learn
  17.  Master the “5 Second Rule”
  18.  Take a Real Vacation,
  19.  Cut people slack
  20.  Ask For Help
  21.  Take Time for Mini-Adventures.
  22.  Find an area of Refuge
  23.  Seek out local Deals
  24. Tell people what you want
  25. Use Hyperactivity to your advantage
  26. Buy Needful Things
  27. Enjoy Fall Activities
  28. Dress up for Halloween
  29. Rediscover my love of the piano
  30. Apologize
  31.  Get involved in the community.
  32. Let the Past Go.
  33.  Look ahead to 2018.


I really enjoyed going back through the entire year to see what unfolded.   Check back next time so read about what resolutions I struggled with the most.

Project for New Year 2017


Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2016 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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