The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

Video: Want to Have Fun and Make Friends? Join or Start a Group.

Join or start a group!

Video: Join or start a group.

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 Friends. Last week’s resolution was to Show up. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Join or start a group.

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Have you found that joining or starting a group has boosted your happiness? It's a lot of work to start a group, but it really is an engine of friendship and satisfaction.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Want to boost your happiness? Start a happiness-project group.
Eight tips for maintaining friendships.
Reasons to consider joining or forming a group.

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.

* If you want to start a group for people doing happiness projects together, email me for the starter kit. It has a lot of suggestions about how to get started. Just email me at grubin at gretchenrubin dot com.

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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