Podcast 198: Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule.

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Design your own happiness project. To read about my happiness project, read my book called (surprise!) The Happiness Project. I can’t resist mentioning that it was a #1 New York Times bestseller and stayed on the bestseller list for two years.

Happiness Hack

Follow the “five-second rule.” For those for whom the one-minute rule takes just too long. 

Happiness Stumbling Block

Gift-giving can be fun, but it can also be stressful. We talk about how we deal with it and suggest some of our favorite gifts.

I mention one of my favorite baby gifts: the large L. L. Bean zip-top tote bag with long handles, with the baby’s name or initials. If you want to listen to Elizabeth and Sarah talk about gift-giving in Hollywood, they discuss this issue in episode 81 of the Happier in Hollywood podcast.

Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth didn’t take any behind-the-scenes photographs during the shooting of her TV show The Fix. Next time, she’ll make sure that someone has this task.

Gretchen’s Gold Star: I give a gold star to our advertisers. Their support means that people can listen for free. Remember, if you ever want information about an advertiser, a code, etc., just scroll down below the comments here, and you’ll see the information for every episode.




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