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Document 100 Happy Days

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At some point over the past year, you likely saw someone -- or many people -- share a photo on social media with the hashtag #100happydays.


It's exactly what you think it is, where you record through photos 100 happy days in your life, in a row.  The movement began from 100happydays.com, which explains the problem of today's "too busy" lifestyles and promises to send you a book of your photos when you complete the challenge (though I never got mine...).  However, the hashtag has ballooned out into a viral exercise in happiness, where people do it just for themselves.

And it's not for nothing, either!!  In my post daring you to write three good things, I explained the psychological research behind intentionally identifying the good things in your daily life.  Practices like writing three good things or taking a snapshot of one thing that made your day happy force you to acknowledge something POSITIVE in your life, even if your day was otherwise so-so or miserabl…

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals!

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With 2014 beginning, so too begin many New Year's resolutions and goals.  What are yours?  Are they "SMART"?

As a refresher, S.M.A.R.T. goals are...
SpecificMeasurableAttainableRealisticTimed
Whatever the topic of your goal, making sure it's "SMART" will help you make it a reality.  Learn more in my original "Set Smart Goals" post.
What are your goals for 2014?  

Other Dare You To tips for your resolutions:
Set non-traditional resolutions, or try small resolutions#1 Tip: Dare you to write them down to make them reality!Use the Lift App to help establish new daily habitsKnow the difference between Setbacks and Failure - don't give up! You've got a year.  Also, it's okay to change your plans.  Don't beat yourself up if new circumstances arise.Once again, make sure your goals are "SMART"!  And then continue t…