Update: Listeners responded with an example of great side hustles (such as coaching high-school football) and with more ideas about how to deal with home parties.
Try This at Home: Shield yourself from worry.
Happiness Hack: Open items carefully. Don't rip, shred, pull apart -- instead, figure out how items are meant to be open, and use it.
Know Yourself Better: Do you use clothes to transform your mood or put yourself in a certain mindset?
Listener Question: Bethany and Benjamin ask for advice about how to have a happy experience when getting a new dog.
As I mention, I wrote this post "7 terrific books if you're getting a dog."
I also wrote a post "7 things I learned about myself, from getting a dog."
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a gold star to the listeners of Happier in Hollywood, her new podcast with her longtime friend and writing partner, Sarah Fain -- it has been great to hear from so many people. To hear them discuss their "Hollywood origin story," listen to episode 4 -- and the debate about whether Sarah should dye her hair is in episode 4, too.
- I'm obsessed with color, and one fun way to indulge in the pleasure of color is -- to color! Want a bonus sheet from my coloring book, The Happiness Project Mini Posters: 20 Hand-lettered Quotes to Pull Out and Frame? Click here to get a PDF of one page from the coloring book. Tag me on Instagram if you color and share it.
- If you'd like my Checklist for Habit Change, to help you use the 21 strategies for habit change to improve an important habit in your life, you can click here for the PDF.
- The September book tour for The Four Tendencies is set! I’ll be going to New York City (obviously), Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. I hope to see you there — please come, bring friends. Info is here.
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