The Happiness Project

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

Call Up Past Memories

Did you try that resolution?

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Neighborhood, and last week’s resolution was to Be a tourist in your own city. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Call up past memories.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Do you have happy memories of a place associated with your grandparents?
6 tips for keeping happy memories vivid.

Find a Therapist

Search for a mental health professional near you.

How about you? Do you find yourself recalling important moments from your past as you move around the place where you live?

If you're new, here’s information on the 2011 Happiness Challenge. It’s never too late to start! You’re not behind, jump in right now, sign up here. For the Challenge, each week I'll post a video suggesting a resolution for you to consider. For more ideas for resolutions to try, check out the archives of videos here.

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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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