Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 17: Put Things Away in an Exact Place, Beware “My Preciousss,” and the Challenge of Staying in Touch

June 17th, 2015

Episode 74 of 371 episodes

It’s Wednesday — which means it’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Coming up: To celebrate our 20th episode, we’re going to do an episode that features our listeners. So leave us a voicemail answer at 774-277-9336, by June 24, 2015, to one of these questions: — if you could change one aspect of a relationship, what would you change? Huge, trivial, any relationship. — what happiness demerit would you give yourself? what gold star would you bestow? Thanks so much to the folks who have already sent in comments. Fascinating. This week: Try This at Home: Have an exact place for everything. Agree, disagree? Happiness Stumbling Block: Beware of anything we call “our preciousssssss.” Whenever Gollum refers to the ring, he calls it “my precious.” “Losst it is, my precious, lost, lost! Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost!“ Want to see a ten-second clip of Gollum talking about his precious, from The Lord of the Rings movie The Two Towers? It’s here. Also, I mention being an “Abstainer.” You can hear a discussion of that term in episode 2. Listener Question: “What’s some deeper advice for Owls living in a ...