Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Agree, Disagree? “Completion Is Powerful.”

October 29th, 2015

Episode 156 of 540 episodes

Happiness interview: Lewis Howes. I got to know Lewis Howes when mutual friends put us in touch, and I got to be a guest on his terrific and very popular podcast, The School of Greatness, which is all about what makes great people great. You can listen to our conversation here. His new book, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy, has just hit the shelves. The subtitle says it all! Fun facts: Lewis is a former professional football player and two-sport All-American and a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. Yowza. Lewis interviewed me, and I was eager to interview him, to hear his thoughts on habits, happiness, and related subjects. Gretchen: What’s a simple habit that consistently makes you happier? Lewis: I feel so good when I meditate every morning and evening. I only meditate for about 13 minutes, and use the same guided meditation every day, but it makes a big difference for me. I’m not perfect at it, but it helps me stay on top of my emotions and manage overwhelm when I do it consistently. I think some type of focused breathing ...

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