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! Last month's theme was neighborhood, and last week’s resolution was to Call up past memories. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness? This month’s theme is Self-control.

This week’s resolution is: To increase self-control, boost your energy level.

To increase self-control, boost your energy level..MP3 for Audio Podcasting

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
8 tips for boosting your energy right now.
A new study explains why I can use self-control to meet one challenge, but not two.
14 tips for getting more sleep--and why it matters.

How about you? Have you found any good strategies for boosting your self-control? We all need as many as we can get.

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.

* A thoughtful reader send me this image -- I love the fact that King's Cross has so entered into the spirit of Harry Potter.

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