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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 01/2012

Nine Common Myths About Clearing Clutter

| Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living

One of my key realizations about happiness, and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists, given its emphasis in popular culture, is that outer order contributes to inner calm. More than it should.

Want to Feel Happier? Enjoy Childish Pleasures

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Healthy Living

My children make me happy for many reasons, of course. But it strikes me that one reason they make me happy is they encourage me to engage more deeply with the physical world.

An Incomplete List of Things to Do Daily, to Be Happy and Healthy.

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living

I've just started trying to come up with a list of the bare minimum of things we should do every day to be happy and healthy.

Having Trouble Getting Yourself to Write? 9 Tips

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

The most challenging aspect of being a writer? Writing. When I find myself struggling to be productive or creative, I remind myself of these nine tips.

Self-Acceptance: Are You an 'Alchemist' or a 'Leopard'?

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

As a student of human nature, one of my favorite exercises is to try to divide people into two camps.