It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.”
Try This at Home: Control the cubicle in your pocket.
Happiness Hack: Mail an actual invitation, say, to a family gathering.
Know Yourself Better: If the people around you could change one of your habits, what would they change?
Listener Question: Kristen asks, “What is the origin of our Tendency?” Again, to take a quiz for the Four Tendencies, to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, it’s here. If you want to know when my new book The Four Tendencies hits the shelves, sign up here.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Because of her renovation, Elizabeth didn’t water her trees.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: Curriculum Night! I love getting the chance to hear what my daughters will be learning and to meet their teachers.
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