It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: My daughter Eliza turns 18 years old! Unbelievable. If you want to listen to Eliza Starting at 16, it’s here; if you want to watch my one-minute video “The Years Are Short,” it’s here. I know now, even better than when I created that video, how truly short the years are.
Try This at Home: Pay attention to the light.
And here’s the beautiful quotation I read: “Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.” –Johannes Itten
Happiness Hack: Our listener Kim suggests celebrating April Fool’s Day with a “Junk Dinner” of junk food.
Know Yourself Better: Do you like seasons, or do you like constant good weather?
Listener Question: Our listener Trish asks: “what is happiness anyway? How do we measure it?”
If you want to read more about this question, I discuss it at greater length in The Happiness Project.
Demerit: In a conversation with a friend going through a difficult time, I talked too much.
Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star to the notion of changing doctors.
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Want a new podcast to listen to, with the same vibe as Happier? The Onward Project is the family of podcasts that I’ve launched, for podcasts that are about “your life–made better.” The first shows are Side Hustle School and Radical Candor. Elizabeth’s show with her writing partner, Sarah Fain, will be Happier in Hollywood, so stay tuned for that.