Time for the next episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“
Here’s what Elizabeth and I discuss in today’s episode:
We update listeners on "updates" -- from episode 2. This was an idea that really seemed to resonate with people.
Try This at Home: Make the positive argument.
Know Yourself Better: Are you a simplicity-lover or an abundance-lover?
Listener Question: Why is hard to do the things that make you happy, sometimes? (This is one of the questions that inspired me to write Better Than Before.) I mentioned a few resources: here's the Quiz to tell you your Tendency; here's the starter kit for launching an accountability group.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Under-applying sunscreen.
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And we would love to hear from you — whether you tried to "make the positive argument," whether you're a simplicity- or abundance-lover, your questions, and any other comments.
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Want to know what to expect from other episodes of the podcast, when you listen to “Happier with Gretchen Rubin?” We talk about how to build happier habits into everyday life, as we draw from cutting-edge science, ancient wisdom, lessons from pop culture—and our own experiences (and mistakes).
Each week, we give a “Try This at Home” suggestion, post questions to help you “Know Yourself Better,” and explore “Happiness Stumbling Blocks." We “Grill the Guest” (well, we plan to — we haven’t had a guest yet), consider “Listener Questions,” and finally, we get even more personal, and each of us either gives ourselves a “Demerit” or a “Gold Star.” We’re sisters, so we don’t let each other get away with much!
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