Always game to talk about her clutter issues, Elizabeth reports on the status of her closet, in the aftermath of our special clutter-clearing in episode 10. For better and after closet photos, look here. (Boy, I love before-and-afters.)
Also, many listeners responded to tell us how they "treat themselves," which was the Try This at Home for episode 9. Excellent treats!
Try This at Home: Stop reading a book if you don't enjoy it. (If you want more ideas for reading better than before, check out this one-pager.)
Better Than Before Habit Strategy: This is the "Four Tendencies" Framework, which tells you whether you're an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel. Take this Quiz -- 170,000 people have taken it. I'm an Upholder; Elizabeth is an Obliger. As I mention, if you want to start an accountability group, here's the starter kit.
Listener Question: "Do you have any tips about staying happy while slogging through dating?"
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth fell prey to the allure of free stuff. Of course, it's true, that some people would have been thrilled to get those items--and that free stuff is a problem that's also a luxury. Absolutely. But for Elizabeth, taking the free stuff was a happiness mistake. Here are two photos: what she intended to buy, and what she brought home.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: Having "weekly adventures" with my teenage daughter. I talk about this at some length in my book Happier at Home.