Episode

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

Website

Episode 63: The Problem of Passwords, Why Rewards Can Be Dangerous, and Does Elizabeth Have to Write These Thank-You Notes?

May 4th, 2016

Episode 261 of 397 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Big news! (At least for me.) I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. I talk to viewers about questions, comments, suggestions. Any episode; don’t worry if you’re not caught up. You can watch the most recent one here or my video with our producer Henry, look here. If you want to join the conversation live, I’m doing them on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm Eastern. Join in! It’s so fun to have a chance to talk to listeners and viewers. Try This at Home: In episode 61, we asked listeners for answers to Emily’s question about how to manage online passwords. The answer: have a strategy. Better Than Before Habit Strategy: The Strategy of Rewards is a very, very tricky strategy to use. People often mis-use rewards when they’re trying to create a habit. If you want the checklist for habit change, it’s here, at the bottom of the list. Listener Question: Nine-year-old Isobel asks “How can we be happier while taking tests?” The book I mention is Kelly McGonigal’s The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is ... The post Episode 63: The Problem of Passwords, Why Rewards Can Be Dangerous, and Does Elizabeth Have to Write These Thank-You Notes? appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

Featured Podcast

Listen