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Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Episode 29
Try This at Home: Lower the bar. In other words -- cribbing from Voltaire -- don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. (Thanks to our producer Henry, for the hilariously appropriate musical accompaniment.)
Better Than Before Habit Strategy: The Strategy of the Clean Slate means that any transition is a great time to change a habit. It's a powerful strategy, but one that's not always available to us, so it plays to be on the watch for opportunities.
Listener Questioner: "Any tips for cultivating happiness when you have small children?"
Gretchen’s Demerit: We waste food. Any suggestions?
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth's writing partner Sarah lives in a neighborhood that had a neighborhood-wise garage sale.
I mention the delightful picture book by Cynthia Rylant, Poppleton in Spring. I love all the Poppleton books.