The Happiness Project

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Video: Make Time for Fun. Even If You Have To Schedule It Like a Dentist's Appointment.

Make Room for Fun!

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 theme is Fun. Fun may sound frivolous, but people who regularly have fun are much more likely to describe themselves as happy. Last week’s resolution was to Find some fun. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Make time for fun.

What do you do to make sure that you have time for some fun in your life?

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
What do you find fun? A question I find surprisingly difficult to answer--how about you?
Quiz: How fun is your workplace?
Why it's important -- even selfless -- to have fun.
The 3 types of fun, and the secret of why people watch so much TV.

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If you're new, here’s information on the 2010 Happiness Challenge (or watch the intro video). It’s never too late to start! You’re not behind, jump in right now, sign up here. For more ideas, check out the Happiness Project site on Woman’s Day.

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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.

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