Happier with Gretchen Rubin is a podcast from the Cadence 13 network. The following is a curated list of all the "Try This at Home" suggestions related to the BEHAVIOR.
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Episode no. Try This at Home Suggestion
7. Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler.
8. Give warm hellos and good-byes.
11. Make the positive argument.
12. Sometimes, it’s nice to indulge in a modest splurge.
16. Imitate a spiritual master.
19. Enjoy the fun of failure.
27. Choose the bigger life.
28. Don’t interview for pain.
31. Observe a threshold ritual.
34. Have an uncomfortable conversation.
42. Act the way you want to feel.
49. Travel without tears.
50. Ask for a favor.
52. Ask yourself, “What would happen if I ignore this?”
53. Put the word “meditation” after any activity you’re finding dull.
60. Let people do their job.
61. Stop apologizing.
64. Go slow to go fast. Lots of proverbs for this! Make haste slowly. Take your time, especially when you’re in a hurry.
66. Only give advice when it’s asked for. Harder than it sounds.
68. Show up on time. First question: why are you late?
70. Remember to ask for advice. People can really be helpful.
73. Get rid of something as soon as it becomes useless. Harder than it sounds!
78. Seek out silence.
81. Give people something specific to talk about.
84. It’s often easier to do something every day than to do it some days.
86. Be the bearer of good news (at least sometimes).
88. Celebrate a holiday breakfast.
91. Delete or disable soul-sucking, productivity-depleting, creativity-sapping apps.
92. Leave something unsaid.
93. When you’re feeling blue, find something to admire — an idea we lifted from Eliza’s podcast, Eliza Starting at 16.
94. Don’t treat yourself.
98. Have a quest (which is different from having a mission, which is slightly different).
99. Take personality quizzes to get to know yourself better.
101. Do something for your future self.
103. Pick your moment. When we mindfully choose the moment for a challenging conversation or task, we do better. Easier said than done.
105. Leave on a high note.
111. Beware of storing things. Unless you’re storing things like holiday decorations or seasonal gear, “storage” often means “shoving it into a dark corner and forgetting about it for years.” Which can be draining and even expensive.
114. Say you’re sorry.
123. Shield yourself from worry.
131. Do ten jumping jacks. It will boost your mood and increase your energy.
133. Create a place for things in transition.
137. Consider convenience.
138. Always leave some extra room in the suitcase. Literally and figuratively.
139. Be full of desire, but easy to please.
141. Find an oasis: a place in your week that you struggle to reach, and is delightful once you get there.
142. Schedule some daily transcendence. One popular way: daily transcendent readings.
143. Say "Down with boredom."
146. Introduce a note of whimsy. A little whimsy is a way to poke fun at yourself, lighten a difficult situation, or just make life more light-hearted.
151. Eleanor suggests keeping a running list of your favorite things.
152. Create a consistent body of work.
153. Say, "This is actually good for me."
154. **Wear "clothes" every day.
156. Kiss in the morning, kiss at night.
159. Do something badly. Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.
161. Embrace the cheese. In Elizabeth's case, Valentine's Day.
164. Don't assign or accept homework.
168. Remind yourself, "Remember, this is supposed to be fun."
169. Try the strategy to "stop talking."
171. Question your limiting beliefs.
175. Plan a nice little surprise.
179. Make each day of the week distinctive. This idea was inspired by Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
181. Practice reverse gossip.