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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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Update: There’s an official launch date of May 18 for Happier in Hollywood, the fantastic new podcast that Elizabeth is doing with her longtime writing partner and friend, Sarah Fain. Of course I’m biased, but it’s so good. Try This at Home: Pick a uniform. Here are the two articles I mention about wearing a uniform: “Why I wear the same thing...

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My daughter Eleanor made me see myself in an entirely new light. Instead of (with ample justification, I must admit) teasing me for the outfit I’d pulled together to help keep me warm, she said with admiration, “You look like Han Solo!” Who, of course, is one of the intrepid heroes of the Star Wars saga. That’s right, I looked like Han Solo....

One of my great realizations about happiness (and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists) is that for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm. More, really, than it should. After all, in the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet is trivial. And yet over and over, people tell me, and I certainly find this,...

My obsession with my Four Tendencies framework is just as strong as ever. Ever since I first came up with the Four Tendencies framework, I’ve grown more and more interested in it — and more and more people keep asking me questions about it. (Don’t know about the framework? Don’t know if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? Take...