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Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: "My commute." I realize that my suggested resolution is very, perhaps oddly, specific.


Note the moon mosaic artwork by my daughter in the background.

Have you tried listening to audio-books? Do you enjoy them? I would never have expected to like them as much as I do. (Moment of self-promotion: here's a clip of the audio-book of Happier at Home.)

And do you agree with the bonus resolution that I suggest? It's funny to me how many people have raised this issue as a Pigeon of Discontent.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…

Are you always late? 7 tips to arrive on time.

Identify the problem. (This sounds so obvious, but it's surprisingly hard to do, and extremely effective.)

Think about your routines--daily, weekly, yearly.

You can post your own Pigeon of Discontent at any time; also, from time to time, I’ll make a special call for suggestions.

You can check out the archives of videos here. It's crazy--my YouTube channel has passed the mark for one million viewers!


Happier at Home came out last week. Want to win a free copy? I’m giving away one book each day until publication.

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