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Podcast 102: Tame the “Travel Beast,” Find the Missing Puzzle Piece, and a Clever Solution to Dirty Mugs in the Office Sink.


It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

It's hard to believe -- we're coming up on our second anniversary of the show! To celebrate, just as we did for our first anniversary show, we want to do an episode of highlights from the previous year. So if you have a favorite try-this-at-home, a great before-and-after story of something you tried, a favorite funny moment, let us know. Email us at podcast@gretchenrubin.com or call 77-HAPPY-336.

Try This at Home: Find the missing puzzle piece from your life -- the missing tool, item, or activity that's missing.

Happiness Hack: In episode 95, we talked about how shared spaces can tend to get messy. Our listener Hannah recounted how her boss gave everyone in the office a personalized mug, so it was obvious who was (or wasn't) taking care of their mugs.

Happiness Stumbling Block: Both of us turn into the "travel beast" -- we get cranky, we panic that we've lost something, we hurry everyone along. If you have solutions to offer, please let us know.

Listener Question: Heather asks, "How do you stop Obliger-rebellion?" If you don't know whether you're an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger, or a Rebel, take the quiz here. My book The Four Tendencies comes out in September -- don't worry, that's not the real cover.

Demerit: Elizabeth is procrastinating about moving her clothes back into her newly renovated closet.

Gold Star: While in Havana, I stayed out late! Probably, most people wouldn't give themselves a gold star for staying out until 2:00 a.m. at a bar, but for me, that's gold-star territory.

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