The Happiness Project

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

Hug More, Kiss More, Touch More

One of my very favorite resolutions.

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 the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Cultivate good smells. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Hug more, kiss more, touch more (appropriately, of course). This is one of my very favorite resolutions.

Hug more, kiss more, touch more.

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If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Kiss more, hug more, touch more.
Making home happier: give warm greetings and farewells.
Act the way you want to feel.

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.

* Is your book group reading The Happiness Project? Email me if you'd like the one-page discussion guide—or the discussion guide for spirituality book groups, Bible study groups, and the like—at gretchenrubin1@gretchenrubin.com. Happy reading!

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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