Gretchen Rubin

Podcast 3: Make Your Bed, Resist the Evil Donut-Bringer, and Take a Hike.


Third episode! I’m having so much fun doing the new weekly podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin" with my sister the sage, Elizabeth Craft.

It has been especially thrilling that so many people have listened already -- at one point, we were #6 on iTunes! Yowza.

Here's what we discuss in this episode:

Try This at Home: One of the easiest, most popular habits that will boost your happiness--and it's not what you might expect. Make your bed. I have to say, this is something that people mention to me all the time.

Happiness Stumbling Block: Free food -- especially at work. In this discussion, Elizabeth mentions the Abstainer vs. Moderator distinction, which we talked about in an earlier podcast -- you can listen to that conversation, here.

Listener Question: Do you think that thinking about happiness makes you happier?

Demerit: I snarled at a security guard who asked to look in my bag. Sheesh. I feel terrible every time I think about it.

Gold Star: Elizabeth gives a shout-out to L.A.'s Fryman Canyon. And here she is, about to set off -- she's got her headphones so she can listen to podcasts while she hikes. (That's a good example of the Strategy of Pairing, by the way.)

If you listen, let us know -- does making your bed make you happier, or not? Do you resent free food at work, or do you love it?

To listen to this episode, just zip to the bottom of this post and hit the red “play” button.


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