Try This at Home
Reclaim your dump zones. I reclaimed the little table I describe — above, you can see it pictured in its naked glory. Here’s one of my all-time favorite podcast episode — #10, live from Elizabeth’s messy closet. If you’re intrigued by the subject of clutter-busting, you might enjoy my book Happier at Home. For many people, outer order is a very important for happiness at home.
Turn on the subtitles when you’re watching TV.
Know Yourself Better
Is your birthday important to you — or not?
Danielle asks, “My family constantly debates whether we should stay in New York City, or move to the suburbs, and it makes me feel constantly unsettled.” The book I mention is Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness.
I made the mistake of “treating a gift like a burden,” when I was working over spring break to get The Four Tendencies ready for publication.
Jack’s nanny Cynthia made lots of special plans to make spring break fun for him.