Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, GretchenEven if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More


Happier at Home: Gretchen Rubin Teleclass Recap

happier-at-home“When your everyday life reflects your interests, your nature and your values, you’re much more likely to be happy,” said 2011 Pennsylvania Conference for Women keynote Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.”

In our free teleclass Oct. 15, Rubin shared insider advice, gleaned from a nine-month quest for contentment within her home, on how you too can become a “healthier and happier” you. Touching on such topics as possessions, significant others, time and family, Rubin’s insights will lead you on your own path to joy, ensuring that you never feel “home-sick” again.

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4 Reasons Why Twitter Can Boost Your Happiness

By Gretchen Rubin, author, “The Happiness Project”

1. Twitter helps you maintain loose relationships and strengthen strong relationships. Technology allows you to keep a better handle on friends, acquaintances, and virtual acquaintances. Far more than ever before, I’m vaguely aware of a huge number of people, some of whom I “know” and some I don’t “know,” and although that sounds overwhelming, it makes my life warmer and richer. Read More


8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress, by Gretchen Rubin

by Gretchen Rubin

‘Tis the season to be jolly — and also stressed out. If you’re feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness: Read More


Find Your Own Sense of Renewal

by Gretchen Rubin

To foster a sense of renewal, I’ve realized, it’s important to cultivate a sense of enthusiasm. I want to look forward to the future with anticipation, to get energy from the things I do—to have fun.

One of my Secrets of Adulthood is “What’s fun for other people may not be fun for me—and vice versa.” This sounds simple, but it actually was a huge breakthrough for me. So many things that other people consider “fun” are not fun for me, and it took me an astonishingly long time to realize that. Drinking alcohol, shopping, crossword puzzles…I just don’t enjoy those “fun” activities. Read More