It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: Elizabeth got great advice from listeners about how to organize her jewelry.
Try This at Home: Our listener Kelly suggested "planning a secret date."
We mention the discussion we had way back in episode 3, about the "evil donut-bringer."
Happiness Hack: Listen to podcasts at 1.5x speed to get more listening done -- or if it's going too fast, you can slow it down. Not sure how to change your settings? Instructions here.
Interview: The brilliant Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and the founder of the "Quiet Revolution." She also did a podcast series that focused on giving parents and teachers tools to help quiet kids.
If you want to watch Susan's super-popular TED talk, it's here. More than sixteen million people have watched it.
Demerit: When I got a new laptop, instead of taking the time to work with it for a few minutes while I had an expert there to help me, I didn't do it. And now everything on my screen is too small, and I don't know how to fix it.
Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star to nature, because of all the rain recently in L.A.
Bonus Gold Star for listeners, I'd be curious to hear: What are you doing when you listen to our podcast?
As I mentioned, I have a coloring book coming out soon (!); you can check out The Happiness Project Mini Posters: 20 Hand-Lettered Quotes to Pull Out and Frame.
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