Blog Profile / The Happiness Project


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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Happiness
Posts on Regator:1630
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Archived Since:November 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Podcast 105: Leave on High Note, Childlike Wonder vs. Adultlike Wonder–and What I Eat Every Day.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Update: In response to our discussion in episode 102, listeners told us the different “missing puzzle pieces” they’d managed to find. Try This at Home: Leave on a high...Show More Summary

Do You Hate to Rush? 11 Tips for Getting Ready Faster in the Morning.

One small but annoying daily challenge? Getting ready each morning. I very much dislike rushing or feeling pressed for time, and fervently agree with Thoreau, who wrote in Walden, “I love a broad margin to my life.” By figuring out easy,...Show More Summary

A Little Happier: A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”

I often get my “America feeling” — whenever I vote, or serve on a jury (twice), when I see the Statue of Liberty, when I watch Schoolhouse Rock (yes, I’m dating myself with my love of Schoolhouse Rock). The America feeling is a happy,...Show More Summary

“I Have My Four ‘Go-To’ Habits: Go to the Gym, Go to Lunch, Go to Events, Go to Sleep.”

Interview: Tiffany Dufu. Tiffany Dufu is the chief leadership officer to Levo, a fast-growing network for millennial women, and is involved with many endeavors related to making the world a better place. Her new book just hit the shelves, and with a title like that, I knew I couldn’t wait to check it out. Show More Summary

Podcast 104: Have a “Life Story Conversation,” Ideas for Travel Beasts, and Dealing with the Emotional Toll of the News.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We’re coming up on our second anniversary of the show! To celebrate, we want to do an episode of highlihts from the previous year. So if you have a favorite try-this-at-home, a great before-and-after story of something you tried, a favorite funny moment, let us know. Show More Summary

A Little Happier: “Yes” Comes Right Away; “No” Never Comes.

For years, I’ve been calling my sister Elizabeth “my sister the sage,” and I often quote her wise words — on my blog, in my books, and in the podcast we host together. She often says, “Oh, I’m not such a sage” — but really, she is. She says such wise, memorable things. Show More Summary

Agree? “The Serious Problems in Life Are Never Fully Solved.”

“The serious problems in life, however, are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. Show More Summary

“Humans Are Primed to Love the Natural World, But We Still Have to Cultivate It.”

Interview: Florence Williams. One of my happiness-project resolutions is to “Go outside.” I get energy and mood boost from the light, the fresh air, the exercise –and from being around nature. I’m very lucky, as a New Yorker, because...Show More Summary

For Valentine’s Day: 7 Mistakes That I Keep Making in Romance and 5 Things I Do Right.

In writing The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, I thought a lot about what I can do to make my romantic life better. In general, I’m a fan of using milestone days to prompt me to think about changes I might undertake to make myself...Show More Summary

Podcast 103: Pick Your Moment, How to Be Happier During a Tough Time, and a Deep Dive into #Happier2017.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We’re coming up on our second anniversary of the show! To celebrate, we want to do an episode of highlights from the previous year. So if you have a favorite try-this-at-home, a great before-and-after story of something you tried, a favorite funny moment, let us know. Show More Summary

A Little Happier: I Can’t Find It Outside Myself If I Can’t Find It Inside Myself.

I love fables, parables, paradoxes, and teaching stories of all kinds — and I also love koans. A “koan” is a question, story, or statement that can’t be understood logically. Zen Buddhist monks meditate on koans as a way to abandon dependence...Show More Summary

“To Cease for a Bright Hour to Be a Prisoner of This Sickly Body & to Become as Large as the World.”

“Every man that goes into the wood seems to be the first man that ever went into a wood….I feel a pain of an alien world or I am cheered with the moist, warm, glittering, budding, and melodious hour that takes down the narrow walls of my soul and extends its life and pulsation to the very horizon. Show More Summary

How Agatha Christie’s “Kittens” Game Helped Prepare Her to Write Her Famous Mysteries.

When people ask about career change, or also, how to get more fun in life, I often find myself telling people: “What you did as a child is probably something you’d enjoy as an adult, for work and for play.” I’m fascinated by how a person’s play as a child can prefigure their adult life. Show More Summary

A Happiness Lesson from Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.”

Today is Groundhog Day, and that reminds me of one of my favorite movies…yes, Groundhog Day! In Groundhog Day, the main character Phil Connors (Bill Murray) — a nasty, selfish guy — keeps living the same day, over and over, and repeating the same mistakes, day after day after day, until he learns to be a wiser, more loving person. Show More Summary

Podcast 102: Tame the “Travel Beast,” Find the Missing Puzzle Piece, and a Clever Solution to Dirty Mugs in the Office Sink.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. It’s hard to believe — we’re coming up on our second anniversary of the show! To celebrate, just as we did for our first anniversary show, we want to do an episode of highlights from the previous year. Show More Summary

Revealed! February Book Club: Keys to Good Design, a Personality Quiz, and High Fantasy.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: — one outstanding book about happiness or habits — one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit — one eccentric...Show More Summary

A Little Happier: “No Deposit, No Return.” Agree, Disagree?

I’m always looking for universal truths. And what I’ve found is that there are very few universal truths — not many things are true for everyone, all the time. But one such iron law does seem to be: No deposit, no return. We never get...Show More Summary

One of My Cures for Feeling Anxious? Think about My Favorite Churchill Quotations.

One of my most useful resolutions is to “Find an area of refuge.” We all suffer from negativity bias, that is, we react to the bad more strongly and persistently than to the comparable good. Research shows one consequence of negativity bias is that when people’s thoughts wander, they tend to begin to brood. Show More Summary

“Zombie Mode Is Not Nearly as Delicious as Diving Deeply into Fully Living Life Every Day.”

Interview: Judson Brewer. I was very pleased to get the chance to talk to Judson Brewer, because he and I are interested in so many of the same subjects. He’s a leading figure in the “science of self-mastery” — oh, self-mastery! HowShow More Summary

The Thought of Mary Tyler Moore Always Makes Me Happy.

I was so sad to hear that Mary Tyler Moore has died. What a presence she had in our imaginations! Her show was on from 1970-1977, and yet the character she played is still familiar. In 1999, the magazine Entertainment Weekly chose Mary...Show More Summary

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