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Podcast 64: Go Slow to Go Fast; What Do You Lie About; and a New Segment–the “Happiness Hack.”


It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

Update: Remember,  I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. I talk to viewers about questions, comments, suggestions. Any episode; don’t worry if you’re not caught up. You can watch the most recent one here or my video with our producer Henry, look here. If you want to join the conversation live, I’m doing them on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm Eastern. Join in! It’s so fun to have a chance to talk to listeners and viewers.

Many people responded to the issue of "Stop apologizing" which we talked about in episode 61. If you want to watch the Facebook video where we talk about apologizing, it's here.

Try This at Home: Go slow to go fast. Lots of proverbs for this! Make haste slowly. Take your time, especially when you're in a hurry.

Know Yourself Better: What do you lie about? Elizabeth and I confess what we lie about.

Happiness Hack: A new segment! I explain how I identified the problem -- we have very little storage space in our bathroom -- and thought of a solution. A toilet paper stand, so we don't have to store spare rolls in the one crowded cabinet.  If you're curious to see the one I bought, it's the InterDesign Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder. Yes, it's a trivial and even silly item, but I have to say, it really does add a little bit of happiness to my life.

Gretchen’s Demerit: I love my paper calendar -- which I keep in my beloved Filofax -- but I'm scrawling in it so messily that I can't read it.

Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gets herself back into the routine of going to her weekly high-intensity strength-training session.


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