Podcast 76: Write Your Manifesto, Bring Your Own Condiments, the Challenges of Being Distracted by Your Phone and Picking a Wedding Reading.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.


Elizabeth found a very worthless item in her kitchen. Sorry–she sent me a photo of it, and now I can’t find it anywhere.

Try This at Home

Write your own manifesto.

Happiness Hack

Bring your own condiments. Helen, who inspired Elizabeth with this hack, recommends Yellowbird Sauce and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.

Happiness Stumbling Block

Feeling distracted by your phone.

Listener Question

Sarah asks for suggestions for great wedding readings. Do you have a recommendation?

Gretchen’s combo Demerit and Gold Star

On a long car trip, I earned a gold star by doing the research ahead to identify a great podcast for us to listen to, which was Limetown;  I earned a demerit for being very short-tempered while driving (which often happens to me in the car, for reason I explain in my book Happier at Home).

And if you want to take the Four Tendencies quiz, to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, it’s here.




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