Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 41: Take One Thing with You, the Challenge of Impulse Buying, and I Need to Get Back to the Gym.

December 2nd, 2015

Episode 176 of 540 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Elizabeth’s trip to New York City, sadly, got cancelled. Try This at Home: Take one thing with you. A clutter-busting strategy. Yes, this is so simple that it sounds dumb, but try it! Happiness Stumbling Block: Impulse buying. We talk a lot about two strategies from Better than Before: the Strategy of Inconvenience and the Strategy of Monitoring. We also talk about under-buyers and over-buyers. Listener Question: “I have a lot to be grateful for, but I still don’t call myself a happy person. Why?” Elizabeth works in a plug for my Super Soul Sunday appearance with Oprah. What a nice sister. Gretchen’s Demerit: Since we got Barnaby, I’ve stopped going to my cardio gym. Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth’s sister-in-law Michelle did a great job hosting Thanksgiving. Call for comments, questions, observations! In a few weeks, we’re going to do a round-up episode on the Four Tendencies. We’ve had so many great comments from listeners, so we want to highlight some responses — and we want more. In particular, we want to throw out a few questions. Can you think of some ...

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