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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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Podcast 51: What to Do If You Can’t Remember a Name, Why We Should Plan to Fail, and Adult Coloring Books.

February 10th, 2016

Episode 213 of 399 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Elizabeth is in her new office in the old Animation Building on the Disney lot. As promised, here’s a photo of the Seven Dwarfs building. If you want to see the trailer for Elizabeth’s new show, The Family, watch here. We got a huge response to episode 48, when we talked about the “Sunday Blues” or “Sunday Dreads.” Listeners suggested many thoughtful solutions for dealing with them. Try This at Home: Disguise the fact that you can’t remember something important about someone—such as that person’s name. Lots of strategies—and we’re asking for more! Better Than Before Habits Strategy: The Strategy of Safeguards. It helps us to plan to fail. Listener Question: Terry from Walnut Creek: “How do I keep up with phone calls and voice mails from family members?” Terry mentions that she’s an “Obliger” in the Four Tendencies framework. If you want to learn more about the Four Tendencies, and take the Quiz to find out your Tendency, go here. Elizabeth’s Demerit: Despite the fact that Elizabeth lost all her photos when her phone died many months ...

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