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Podcast 4: One-Sentence Journals, Marathoners vs. Sprinters, & Parking-Lot Snacks


My sister Elizabeth Craft and I are having so much fun doing our new podcast together,  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

Did I mention that my book about habits, Better Than Before, was published yesterday? Oh right, maybe I did. Well, because I'm going on a book tour, Elizabeth and I hurried to record the first seven episodes before I left town.

As part of my tour, though, I'll be in L.A., so she and I will get to record a few episodes in the same room -- which will be great. It's much easier for conversation to flow when you can see the other person.

Also, if we can manage to pull it off, we're going to record a Very Special Episode. Stay tuned for that!

People who've read Better Than Before may be especially curious to hear the voice of my sister the sage. She's a major character in the book; one of my favorite habit-changing undertakings was when I gave her the transformative birthday present. (You can listen to her talk about that gift, here.)

Here's what we discuss in today's episode:

Try This at Home: Keep a one-sentence journal. Elizabeth mentions her own one-sentence journal, with her "serial killer handwriting." Voila! If you'd like to buy your own Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal, go here.

Know Yourself Better: Are you a Marathoner or a Sprinter, when working?

Listener Question: "I've heard it takes 30 days to form a habit, good or bad. Is this true?" Good question! If you want read a longer discussion than we can include in the podcast, check out Better Than Before.

Elizabeth's Demerit: Potato chips in the parking lot. The book she mentions is The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year.

Gretchen's Gold Star: "The things that go wrong often make the best memories."

Bonus: You get to hear a blooper.

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