Ep 74 | Happiness, Joy, and Order with Gretchen Rubin

March 5th, 2019 · 47 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin debuts her latest book, "Outer Order, Inner Calm," as we explore the intersection of happiness, joy and order.

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Better Than Before" and "The Happiness Project" and she’s debuting her newest book, "Outer Order, Inner Calm" today!

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Gretchen's thoughts on defining happiness vs. joy

  • Gretchen's interview with Marie Kondo and why she gave Netflix's Tidying Up a gold star on a recent episode of the Happier podcast

  • Tips on tidying up while managing emotions around other's messiness

  • Why every office should have a Chief Clutter Officer

  • How your clutter comfort level is way more important than achieving perfection

  • Gretchen's new book "Outer Order, Inner Calm"

  • How to avoid fakework and makework

  • How to get those little things done by leaning into a power hour

  • The tension that comes along with "procrasticlearing"

  • The deeper meaning behind someday, someone-based decision making

  • The difference between underbuyers and overbuyers

Gretchen's favorite tidying tip: The one minute rule.

What Sparks Joy for Gretchen: The Bandoleir

To connect with Gretchen Rubin you can find her and her new book "Outer Order, Inner Calm" at gretchenrubin.com/books

"Do I need it? Do I use it? Do I love it?"

"One of the worst things we can do is to do well something that we don't have to do at all."

"Things that can be done at any time are often done at no time."

"The stewing is worse than the doing."

"The best way to anticipate what's going to happen in the future is what's happened in the past."

"There's an unwillingness to accept that things are worth only what people will pay for them."

"So much of clutter really is about delaying decision making."

"The more we can decide now, the easier it gets latter."

"Anything you can do in less than one minute, do it without delay."

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
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