If you’re in midlife, it’s time to take stock…Establishing a baseline now to assess your current situation, evaluate future risks, and modify daily habits increases the chances that you will end up where you planned.
In a recent Happier podcast, Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft gave a listener’s tip to put workout clothes together, socks and all, in the drawer to simplify going to the gym. Gretchen described her “aha moment” about keeping the supplies to mail out bookplates to readers in one box rather than searching all over the […]
What have you always wanted to learn to do, master or investigate? There are many mental gyms for a brain work-out.
Behavior and Smart Living Lifelong learning helps build new connections in the brain. Reading a news article or doing a crossword puzzle isn’t enough. The kind of learning you did in school created new neural connections. We need novel information that takes effort to encode to exercise the brain. “A critical requirement for neuroplasticity to […]
Smart Living and Behavior “Never label anything miscellaneous,” advises Gretchen Rubin in her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. If your entire home is one big miscellaneous, this is the book for you. Outer Order, Inner Calm is a short book of actionable suggestions about de-cluttering combined with the reasons why you should follow them. […]
Atomic Habits by James Clear is the perfect book to read to start a new year. He presents strategies and tools, developed from years of personal experimentation and research, to create good habits and stop bad ones. A prolific blogger on this topic at JamesClear.com, his habit of consistent writing led to his success in publishing. He […]