It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: In episode 75, two listeners asked how to help their Rebel sweethearts land a job, and one reported back -- job secured! Which is terrific.
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Try This at Home: Leave something unsaid.
Just to be clear -- we're not saying that we should never have important, difficult, uncomfortable conversations, but rather that we're happier when we mindfully choose the time and place to have that discussion.
Happiness Hack: If it's important to someone that you eat a lot when you're eating at this person's house, take a tiny first portion so you can take "seconds."
Manoush's Try This at Home is to single-task.
Gretchen’s Demerit: I give myself a retroactive demerit for emailing people over the weekend, without hesitation, for the past few decades. Lesson learned. I now use "Delay Delivery."
Elizabeth's Gold Star: Elizabeth's weight-training trainer pushed her to do 200 pounds even though it was a tough morning.
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