UpdateIn response to my demerit in episode 215 about forgetting to use “Delay Delivery” so that I’m not bombarding people with email over the weekends and holidays, several people suggested putting a line in my signature of my email: “I like to work at odd hours, but please don’t feel obliged to respond outside of usual work hours.”
…but do people actually look at signatures? Elizabeth says she does.
This suggestion is a great example of “Put a Band-aid on it” from episode 204—that is, look for the quick, easy cure and don’t try to solve the underlying problem.
In other news, Mother’s Day is coming up soon. If you need a gift for a mother in your life that’s quick, easy, free, and yet very valuable, give the Gift of a Podcast! And my books also make good gifts.
If you’re looking for a mother-daughter adventure, the Happier live shows are coming up! This would make a great gift. Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, we’re coming your way! Though Minneapolis is sold out. Visit gretchenrubin.com/events for ticket links and details.
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- If you’re looking for an easy but personal gift idea, consider the gift of a podcast! Print out a certificate you can customize and give to a loved one at giftofpodcast.com.
- Remember, we want to see you on our podcast live tour in Milwaukee and Detroit! Visit gretchenrubin.com/events for ticket links and details.