We can accept ourselves and also expect more from ourselves.
In my work, I investigate unexpected truths about everyday life—and identify ways we can take happiness from the transcendent to the concrete.
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The Opposite of Meditation Is…Recess & I Need More Recess.
I’ve spent many years pursuing self-knowledge and self-mastery. Now I wanted to illuminate my thoughts from the outside—not with detachment, not with discipline, but with wildness.
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This month in the Happier app, find fresh ways to explore your senses, a playful summer Jump-Start beginning June 11, and fun ideas for the “Go Outside 23 in ‘23” Challenge.
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Hi, I’m Gretchen Rubin. For more than a decade, I’ve been studying human nature—the science of the soul. My happiness project is to understand myself, the people around me, and how we can move from good intentions to concrete actions to build happier lives.