My current emphasis: how to make good habits and break bad ones (really)

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And now for a moment of blatant self-promotion…

Churchill_2‘Tis the season to buy presents, so I’m going to make a plug for my biography, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill.

I wrote that biography thinking, “Churchill is the most interesting person ever, but if you don’t know anything about him, and want to dip your toe in, learning about him requires a huge commitment. Every WSC biography is at least 800 pages long, if not multi-volume, and almost all his own work is multi-volume. I want to write a manageable book so that people can learn enough about Churchill to want to tackle those other volumes.” I wanted everyone to be as interested in Churchill as I was.

When my book came out, however, I learned that the people most likely to want to read about Churchill are the people who already know a lot about him. If you know someone who is a big Churchill fan, I offer Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill for your gift-giving consideration. I’m biased, of course, but I do love that book – of course, it’s simply not possible to write a boring book about Churchill. He is supremely fascinating. And this is my one book that became a bestseller.

Ok, enough self-promotion!

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A reader who started her own happiness project realized the importance of being grateful. To help other people appreciate the power of gratitude, she worked every morning from 5:00-7:00 for months to create an iPhone application that allows you to keep a gratitude journal in your phone. So cool. Check it out: happytapper.

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Interested in starting your own Happiness Project? If you’d like to take a look at my personal Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, just email me at grubin, then the “at” sign, then gretchenrubin dot com. No need to write anything more than “Resolutions Chart” in the subject line.