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Gretchen Rubin



Gretchen Rubin is an American author, podcaster, and public speaker. Rubin’s work focuses on finding and increasing happiness through habits and habit change.

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Gretchen Rubin: The 4 Ways to Successfully Adopt New Habits

When someone (even yourself) gives you a rule to follow what do you do? Are you a Rebel, refusing to follow all directives? Or are you more of an Obliger who will respond to outer rules, but so much to inner rules? In this 99U talk, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin shares the four personality...

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Better than Before

Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits—as well as change them for good.

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Want to Change an Important Habit?

Habits are like the invisible architecture of daily life—research suggests that about 40 percent of our existence is shaped by our habits.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted.

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Habits: Strategy of the Four Tendencies

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all—a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career—but she knew something was missing.

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Envy Is Actually a Very Helpful Emotion

Conventional wisdom says happy people have no use for envy. But jealousy can also be a tool if used wisely.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe days are long, but the years are short.

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Gretchen Rubin's Surprising, Simple Ways to Fill Your Day with Joy | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

The one thing best-selling author Gretchen Rubin recommends people do in the morning. Oprah says it could "literally change your vibration".

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Five Tips for Improving Monday Mornings

One happiness-project exercise I undertook was to consider the different times of day, and days of the week, to see if any particular dayparts were happiness challenges.

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