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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.

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Little: There May Be a Very Good Explanation for That.

Sometimes, when people do things that seem inexplicable, there’s actually a very good explanation, if we take the time to find out what it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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Little: Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination

It’s easy to be fooled! But working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination, because working makes it easier to justify avoiding the task that’s the real priority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1min

23 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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Little Happier: Michael Jordan Had a “Love of the Game” Clause

NOTE: This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 situation took hold. Given the rapidly changing situation, it may be jarring to hear me ignore it—and that’s why.I love this example of an outstanding athlete staying true to his love of the sport, and being so determined to play that he made sure it was written into his contract.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Little: Ever Thought, “It Doesn’t Make Any Difference If I Go to the Gym Today”?

To form habits, we need to focus on the “growing heap,” rather than the “one-coin” – terms that take their meaning from the “Argument of the Growing Heap.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 261: Improve Your Posture, a New Way to Celebrate Birthdays, and Tackling T-Shirt Troubles

I explain the back exercises we do to improve posture, a listener suggests a great way for an introvert to celebrate a milestone birthday, and we discuss the question, “Do you relax better at home or away?”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/261Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Ep. 250: Very Special Episode: We Review Our “19 for 2019” Lists

In this Very Special Episode, we review our “19 for 2019” lists and report on what we did—and what we didn’t do—on our lists for 2019.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/250Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 245: Avoid the Trap of the False Choice, and How to Eat Healthfully in the Face of Halloween Candy or Social Pressure

We discuss why it’s important to avoid false choices, and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban about eating right when faced with Halloween candy or social pressure.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/245Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our last live podcast events of 2019 in Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit

We reveal our “20 for 2020” lists and discuss some great ideas from listeners, discuss a color-related hack to make it easier to find lost objects, and talk about some advice from our mother--about not giving advice.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterInterested in my video course, The Happiness Project Experience? Early bird discount pricing ends on December 19. Register here.Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/255Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Ep. 158: Create a Standardized Vacation

Why you might create a standardized vacation, a deep dive into the challenge of wearing “clothes,” and how to use unpairing to control a bad habit.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/158; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 244: Go Out in the Early Morning Sunlight and Brush Your Teeth After Dinner

Why it’s important to go outside into the sunlight, how brushing your teeth after dinner can help with night snacking, and a dentist demerit from Elizabeth.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/244 Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Ep. 202 - Use the Checklist for Habit Change

Use the Checklist for Habit Change, how to encourage conversation with children, and the challenge of planning office birthday celebrations.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/202; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 52: Habits and Whole30 With Melissa Hartwig

Ep. 52: Ask yourself, "What happens if I ignore this?" an interview with Whole30's Melissa Hartwig, I struggle with an unwanted errand, and Elizabeth discloses her favorite reality TV podcasts.  Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/52; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

17 Feb 2016

Rank #12

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Bonus: Coping During COVID-19: How to Stay Happier and Calmer in Difficult Times

In this time of COVID-19, we’re all feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty. To stay calmer and happier, we discuss why you might keep some kind of journal during this period, and why you might create a three-tiered plan for projects – or, alternatively, write a “19 for COVID-19” list. We also explore two happiness stumbling blocks: uncertainty and exercise. Let’s keep our hands clean and our minds clear.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Ep. 130: 7 Myths of Happiness

In this Very Special Episode, we discuss the seven myths of happiness. Get in touch:@gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/130; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

16 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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Ep. 240: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress

For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/240Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City,  Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eventsHappier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better.  Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 107: Talking to Susan Cain About Introverts

Plan a secret date, a fascinating conversation with Susan Cain, author of "Quiet," and how to discover and listen to more podcasts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/107; 774-277-9336.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

8 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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Ep, 103: Pick Your Moment

Pick the right moment to have a tough conversation, how to be happier during a tough time, and a deep dive into the Instagram #Happier2017 project. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/103; 774-277-9336.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

8 Feb 2017

Rank #17

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Ep. 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Isaac Mizrahi about the role of family, fashion, and making his way in the competitive, high-stakes world of New York City in his acclaimed memoir I.M.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/249Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Ep. 90: Consider the Essential Seven

In this Very Special Episode we discuss the "Essential 7" areas for happiness and habits. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/90; 774-277-9336.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

9 Nov 2016

Rank #19

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Ep. 98: Interview: The Case Against Sugar // Have a Quest

Why it boosts happiness to have a quest, an interview with Gary Taubes about the case against sugar, and impassioned praise for a Uniqlo vest. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/98; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

4 Jan 2017

Rank #20