Gretchen Rubin

Podcast 151: From Kansas City–Keep a Running list of Your Favorite Things, Visit an “Escape Room,” and Pick Your One-Word Theme for 2018.

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Update: Coming to you from Kansas City! Elizabeth and I are joined in the studio by my twelve-year-old daughter Eleanor.

It's so fun to see what people are posting in the #happierpodcast feed -- keep them coming during this month of January!

Try This at Home: Eleanor suggests keeping a running list of your favorite things.

I mention The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record. Writing one sentence each day turns out to be a great, manageable way to memorialize your life.

Happiness Hack: For a fun family activity, try an "Escape Room." These are physical adventure games, where you try to discover and use clues to open the door to "escape" a room.

Know Yourself Better: What's your one-word or one-phrase theme for the year? This exercise helps you discern your most important aims for yourself.

My word is "Delegation." Elizabeth's theme is "Self-control."

Gretchen's Demerit: I almost never drive in New York City, and I always tell myself, "Oh, I'll drive a lot in Kansas City," but I only drove twice during this trip. I write about my struggles with driving in my book Happier at Home.

Elizabeth and Eleanor's Gold Star: Winstead's! How we all love the burgers at Winstead's!


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