08/27/2012 10:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: How Does One Begin To Be Happier? From Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about how she became self-aware and focused on achieving happiness when we met on Mondays With Marlo. If you're unhappy and don't know how to begin changing your mindset, Gretchen suggests that you start by figuring out what you want.

For more fantastic advice on lifting your mood, see Gretchen Rubin's tips on happiness:

Tips On Happiness From Gretchen Rubin

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