I've discovered that the key to my happiness project is my determination to make and keep my innumerable resolutions. I follow -- or try to follow -- dozens of resolutions, and they've made a real difference in the happiness of my everyday life. (If you'd like to get a copy of my Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
One resolution that many people make and break is the resolution to exercise. Exercise is a key to good health, and for me, has always been essential to feeling cheerful. In fact, when I'm feeling blue, one of the best ways to shake the mood is to exercise. Also, exercising has a strange double effect: it makes me feel both calmer and more energetic. My husband is the same way. On Sunday, he was feeling low, and a trip to the gym chirked him up considerably.
And even if I don't feel better, at least I have the satisfaction of knowing that I exercised.
I'm fascinated by the question of why sometimes peopleRead More »from Prediction: Will You Stick to Your Exercise Program?