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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 10/2010

Balanced Life -- Why Something as Simple as a Knock on the Door Boosted My Happiness.

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Healthy Living

Instead of thoughtlessly accepting a situation, I ask myself, "What's the problem? What's the problem?" and often by forcing myself to understand the exact nature of the problem, I identify a solution.

Balanced Life -- No More Complaining, 'I Feel So Tired'

| Posted 10.07.2010 | Healthy Living

One thing I've learned from the happiness project is that I should act the way I want to feel. If I want to feel more energetic, I need to act more energetic: walk more quickly or pace when I talk on the phone.

6 Tips for Sticking to Your Resolutions

| Posted 10.13.2010 | Healthy Living

What allows people to keep resolutions? How do you hold yourself accountable? Here are six strategies that may work for you.

6 Tips for Fighting Boredom

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Healthy Living

Samuel Johnson wrote, "It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible." O...

Feeling Stressed Out? Give Your Mind a Break

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Healthy Living

If you're feeling overwhelmed, schedule a breather for yourself. By cheering yourself up, you'll make yourself feel better, and you'll also equip yourself to deal more effectively with tough situations.

Want to Be Happier? Read Something for Fun!

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Healthy Living

In general, reading is supposed to be fun. Go out and get hold of a book you want to read.