Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

I keep asking everyone who will listen to voice their New Year's resolutions. I am facinated by them and research shows that if people voice them they are more likely to become realized. Fast Facts About New Year's Resolutions
63% of people say they are keeping their resolutions after two months
67% of people make three or more resolutions
Top four resolutions:
Increase exercise
Be more conscientious about work or school
Eat better
Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)

One of my goals is to understand how to reach a flow state more often in my daily life. A flow state occurs when one is engaged in self-controlled, goal-related, meaningful actions and time stops. It is according to University of Chicago's Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a key to happiness.

Resolutions are inspired and then provide motivation, if we stick with them, in an effort to reach happiness. It really is all related.

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