Here we are at the beginning of another year…and millions upon millions of us are endeavoring to make a commitment…for the umpteenth time…to change something that we believe will improve the quality of our lives.
Usually our New Year’s resolutions are about losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more exercise, finding a better job, or making more money. Now, don’t get me wrong, these are all useful resolutions. But they don’t make as big an impact on our happiness as we think they’re going to. Before talking about those resolutions that most affect our happiness, let me take a moment to describe what happiness is.