2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s resolution is Mindfulness. Mindfulness can bring many benefits. It brings clarity and vividness to present experience. It may help people end unhealthy habits and patterns. It can enhance a sense of well-being and calm troubled spirits.
Last week's resolution was to Meditate on koans. Did you follow that resolution? How did you do? What's your favorite koan?
This week’s resolution is to Create cues for mindfulness. One of the problems with not being very mindful is that even when you're trying to be more mindful, it's hard to stay mindful of the resolution to be mindful. So reminder cues help.
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Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.