Try This at Home
Keep a commonplace book. In a commonplace book, people can keep track of anything to remember: quotations, anecdotes, observations, information—anything. I mention my free, daily Moment of Happiness quotation newsletter. Sign up here. The Happier app also features quotations. I love collecting and sharing quotations.
Whatever the situation, remind yourself it’s for now. “My baby is a really good sleeper…for now.”
After hearing us talk about the “boo-boo bear” ice pack, a reader recommended the “headache hat” with an ice pack as a great way to treat a headache or migraine.
Know Yourself Better
A listener suggested paying attention to the circumstances that leave you feeling energized or drained. I mention the Happier app, which has tools for tracking and observing. I mention the Rest Jump-Start, which includes a handy daily energy tracker.
A listener asks how to stop her husband from interrupting her. Suggestions welcome!
Demerits & Gold Stars
- Gretchen’s Demerit: Once again, I’ve let my office get messy even though that makes me feel more stressed out.
- Elizabeth’s Gold Star: She gives a gold star to all the listeners who send Corgi images, product links, websites, gifs, all things Corgi.
- Creativity jump-start: To be happy, it’s valuable to live in an atmosphere of growth—and creativity is an aspect of growth. If you’d like to live a more creative life, click here. I’ve curated a collection of tools, including a fun SMS challenge, a downloadable creativity bingo card, and more.
- Super-fans list: As a Super-fan, you’ll be the first to get a look at new projects, tools, and features. Recently, I shared reading recommendations for favorite books about happiness within the Super-Fan group. How I appreciate the support and enthusiasm of the Super-Fans! Sign up here.