It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Try This at Home
Don’t treat yourself. We talked before in Episode 9 about why you should treat yourself, and in Better Than Before, I have a whole chapter on how healthy treats can help us stick to our good habits — but the opposite of a profound truth is also true, so it’s also true that we shouldn’t treat ourselves.
If you’re curious to read more about loopholes, here’s a list of all ten categories of loopholes. I get the biggest kick out of the loopholes.
If you want to read more about the idea of making a planned exception, I discuss my friend’s “pie policy” here.
Clare suggests, “If you travel, put a work shoe in the safe, so you won’t leave the hotel without checking the safe.”
Jonathan Fields, author of How to Live a Good Life and the podcast Good Life Project. To take the quiz Jonathan mentions, go here.
I dithered on an important decision.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star
Elizabeth recommends two podcasts: The Other F Word, where the “f word” here is “failure, and Short & Sweet, which is about “adulting.”
And once again, here’s the link to the Happier 911 playlist on Spotify.
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