Gretchen Rubin

Story: Sometimes I Work the Hardest When I Seem To Work the Least.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.

This week’s story:


This reminds me of something Virginia Woolf wrote in her Diary: "My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way." Agree, disagree? Does your "work" sometimes distract you from your "work"?

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If you want to read more along these lines, check out…

7 tips I use to spark my creativity.

Pouring out ideas is better for creativity than doling them out with a teaspoon.

You can also read more about this in Happier at Home, chapter five.

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