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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 11/2010

Are You a 'Tigger' or an 'Eeyore'? Reconciling Bubbly and Gloomy Personalities

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Healthy Living

Do you know whether you're a Tigger or an Eeyore? And if you are a Tigger or an Eeyore, do you realize that you may be fostering the very behavior in your counterpart that you hope will change?

How Thinking About an Elephant Can Make You Happier

| Posted 11.04.2010 | Healthy Living

If you want to distract yourself and raise your thoughts, what do you think about? Do you consider the elephant, contemplate the heavens, or something similar?

9 Zany Assignments to Break Your Ordinary Routine

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Healthy Living

These exercises are meant to pull you out of your usual habits, give your a different perspective, and put you in situations that will demand resourcefulness and creative problem-solving.

13 Tips for Dealing with a Really Lousy Day

| Posted 11.29.2010 | Healthy Living

We've all had terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Here are some strategies I use for coping with a lousy day.

Frustrated? Stuck? Put Yourself in Creativity Boot Camp

| Posted 11.29.2010 | Healthy Living

I think the Boot Camp approach helps the creative process for several reasons, and it helps with all kinds of projects: finishing a photo album, a gardening project, a wood-working project.

10 Common Happiness Mistakes

| Posted 11.29.2010 | Healthy Living

Here are the 10 most common happiness mistakes: Delaying doing something important until you have some "free time," because you may never have any ...

Back to the Basics of Happiness: Smile!

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Healthy Living

Facial expressions don't merely reflect emotions; they also influence emotions. In facial feedback, studies show, the mere act of smiling makes people happier -- even when they smile mechanically.