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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Fill in the Blank: “Our Life Is What Our __ Makes It.”

February 27th, 2016

Episode 221 of 401 episodes

How would you fill in the blank: “Life is what our ____ makes it.” In his Journal, Jules Renard wrote: “Life is what our character makes it. We fashion it, as a snail does its shell.” I’d propose “Life is what our habits make it.” As I write about in Better Than Before, my book about habits, habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. About 40% of our existence is shaped by our habits — so if we have habits that work for us, we’re far more likely to be happier, healthier, and more productive. Other possibilities? Education, relationships, self-knowledge…? I’ve never read any other writings by Jules Renard, but this journal is extraordinary. How would you fill in the blank? The post Fill in the Blank: “Our Life Is What Our __ Makes It.” appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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