Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She’s the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She’s here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way.
I love the question “Who do you envy?” as a way to encourage our own habits. Since I grew up as a comic book kid, I often use the phrase “Steal their powers for my own.” It’s a huge spark in my mind to enjoy the feeling of other people’s cool and admirable qualities. I learn from witnessing what they’re doing and recognizing the ways we are like. (Rather than moping about how different we are.)