Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


A Little Happier: Accept Myself, and Expect More from Myself.

May 30th, 2016

Episode 279 of 540 episodes

It’s time for the latest A Little Happier. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: I want to accept myself, and expect more from myself. Here, again, are those quotations I read: In The Dyer’s Hand, in the essay “Reading,” W. H. Auden wrote: “Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrown and the necessary limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity.” In a 1961 letter included in the collection The Habit of Being, Flannery O’Connor wrote, “Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.” If you want to read more about my struggle to start driving again, I write about it in Happier at Home. If you want to sign up for the “Moment of Happiness,” the daily quotation about happiness, habits, and human nature, sign up here. Thanks to my terrific sponsor: Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com, and enter the offer code “happier” to get 10% off your first purchase. Want to get in touch? I love hearing from listeners: Comment below Email ... The post A Little Happier: Accept Myself, and Expect More from Myself. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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