It’s time for spring break! I’m off for the week with my family. I’ll post on Wednesday, when the new episode of Happier with Gretchen Rubin becomes available, but other than that, I’m off.
Every spring, my family takes exactly the same vacation with my in-laws. Very relaxing, lots of fun. In fact, it was on this vacation for years ago that I had the Lightning Bolt moment that completely transformed my eating habits — in a way that has made me very happy — after I read Gary Taubes’s book, Why We Get Fat. (I talk about that Lightning Bolt here.)
If you’re thinking, “But Gretchen, I will so miss reading your entries while you’re taking a break!” well, you’re in luck…
You can read The Happiness Project — my bestselling account of the year I spent working on my happiness. It was a #1 New York Times bestseller and stayed on the list for two years. Yowza.
You can read Happier at Home — also a New York Times bestseller. I went deeper into the subject of happiness, thinking about issues related to home, like relationships, possessions, neighborhood, time. If we’re not happy at home, it’s hard to be happy.
You can read Better Than Before — also a New York Times bestseller (I never get tired of typing that). All about how we can make or break our habits. This issue may sound a bit dry to some people, but I promise, it’s a fascinating subject.
Or you can listen to my podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, where I discuss how to be happier with my brilliant, hilarious sister, Elizabeth Craft. We try to make it fun, thought-provoking, and practical. iTunes named Happier one of the Top Podcasts of 2015. (Not sure how to listen to a podcast? Very easy instructions here. Or you can just get a link to listen by email.)
Or you can sign up for my daily happiness quotations, to get a great quotation delivered to your in-box each day.
Okay, that’s enough to keep you busy.
Now I’m off to the library; I like to bring a lot of books when I go on vacation, because I plan to do a lot of reading.
I’m also going to work on my current project, my book about the Four Tendencies. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Doing a little work makes goofing off more fun. Agree, disagree?