I just finished The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

In a nutshell, Gretchen decided to take on a different resolution each month that she believed would enhance her life, therefore making her happier than the month before. I am excited to try this in 2012. I think making one resoution for the entire year is boring! Following is a list of Gretchen’s monthly resolutions. Check out her blog here. Here’s what she offers every week on her blog:

Every Wednesday, I post a list of tips about how to be happier; every Friday, I propose a resolution for your happiness project; every Sunday, I post a quotation to get you thinking more deeply about happiness. Throughout the week, I write about my adventures as I work to be happier.

You can also get a copy of her book. It’s a quick read and gets you thinking about ways you can make minor changes in your own life to bring in more happiness!

  • January: Boost Energy

  • February: Remember Love (marriage)

  • March: Aim Higher (in work)

  • April: Lighten Up (Parenthood—I LOVED this chapter!!)

  • May: Be Serious About Play (leisure)

  • June: Make Time for Friends

  • July: Buy Some Happiness

  • August: Contemplate the Heavens (Eternity)

  • September: Pursue a Passion

  • October: Pay Attention

  • November: Keep a Contented Heart (attitude)

  • December: Review

I haven’t decided what I am going to do yet. It will be one of the following two:

A. Make up my own 12 resolutions or

B. Sign up for the 2012 Challenge on Gretchen’s blog and follow her month by month suggestions.