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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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I Make a Good Happiness Choice, and a Bad Happiness Choice.

July 1st, 2016

Episode 300 of 397 episodes

One of the advantages of being a writer is that I have a lot of control over my time. However, I often don’t take advantage of that. I feel uncomfortable if I’m not being “productive” when I feel like I should be working — and most of the time, I feel like I should be working. But the other morning, I made a good happiness choice. I was going to the Panoply studio in Brooklyn to record an episode of my podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and somehow I got it in my head that I needed to leave my apartment at 8:15. Only when I arrived at my subway stop did I realize I should’ve left at 9:15. So what to do with that hour? First, I considered using that time for work. I saw a nice outdoor cafe, but then I thought — no, I’ll choose to wander. I want to explore, and spend this lovely June morning getting to know a new part of New York City. So I did. I walked around Brooklyn Heights, I saw the waterfront, I went to the bank, I got some exercise (I haven’t had much exercise in the last few weeks), I ... The post I Make a Good Happiness Choice, and a Bad Happiness Choice. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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