Podcast 86: Why It’s Good to Bring Good News, How Other People Affect Our Habits, and a Look at Obliger-Rebellion.

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

Try This at Home

Be the bearer of good news (at least sometimes).

Happiness Hack

Cathy suggests that after you return from a vacation, read books set in your vacation location, to keep the vacation vibe going.

Better Than Before Habit Strategy

The Strategy of Other People — one of the most powerful strategies.

Listener Question

Thalia asks, “I’m an Obliger, but I’m with my parents, I act like a Rebel. What’s going on?” Thalia is experiencing Obliger-rebellion.

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Gretchen’s Demerit

I narrowly escape giving myself a demerit for vengefully refusing to answer Jamie’s questions.

Elizabeth’s Gold Star

Elizabeth gives Adam a gold star for getting into the spirit of Halloween and wearing a costume.

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