Fun! We recorded this episode together, in our executive producer Chuck Reed’s fantastic studio Sancola Sound in Los Angeles. It’s always such a treat to talk face-to-face while we record.
Try This at Home
Throw a celebratory party, as Elizabeth did for The Fix premiere. ABC at 10 pm on Monday nights!
Happiness Stumbling Block
This is a common stumbling block: being so worried about the future that you can’t enjoy the present.
What are some suggestions for healthy treats? This is a reference to the “Strategy of Treats” from Better Than Before, my book about habit change. For me, re-reading a favorite children’s book. Also beautiful smells—I have my “lucky” smell which is a pick-me-up. You could make a list of healthy treats an item on your “19 for 2019” list. If you’d like to read more about healthy treats, here’s a post I wrote.
I try to use “Delay Delivery” in Outlook over the weekends, so I’m not peppering people with emails, but I’m very spotty about remembering to do it.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star
I insist on taking Elizabeth’s slot for a Gold Star so I can give a gold star to her, for hosting a wedding at her house. That’s a big undertaking!
- Join the community on my free app, BETTER. Visit the app on your computer or search your app store for “Better Gretchen Rubin.” You can join or create a small accountability group, or simply join the conversation related to habits, happiness, the four tendencies, topics we discuss on the podcast here, and more.
- Take my free Four Tendencies quiz at quiz.gretchenrubin.com and find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or a Rebel. Have your team, clients, family members, or friends take the quiz. You can work or live together much more effectively when you know each other’s Tendencies.