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Do You Love Being Back in Your Routine? I Do.

I was out of town on vacation last week, but today I’m back in the usual swing (mostly) of my routine. And I love it. I’ve noticed that some people really enjoying being away from their usual routines; they try to avoid having a lot of habits; they feel freer, more energetic, and more creative when their lives are less …


Want an Exercise Routine You’ll Stick To? Ask Yourself These 11 Questions.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or Quiz Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Want an exercise routine you’ll stick to? Ask yourself these eleven questions. When I ask people what they’d like to do for their own happiness projects, they often say something like, “Exercise more regularly.” Exercise is very important for health and mood, and everyone knows this–and yet …


Secret of Adulthood: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While.

Further Secrets of Adulthood: I have to remind myself of this, constantly. It’s related to the “argument of the growing heap” and the question, “Can one coin make a person rich? Do you agree? Does what you do every day matter more than what you do once in a while?


Secret of Adulthood: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While.

Further Secrets of Adulthood: Agree or disagree? For me, I find, this is really true. If something’s important to me, I try to figure out a way to make it part of my ordinary routine. * Happier at Home hits the shelves in four three two days days.  Want to win a free copy? I’m giving away one book each …


“If You Do the Same Thing Every Day at the Same Time For the Same Length of Time…”

“If you do the same thing every day at the same time for the same length of time, you’ll save yourself from many a sink. Routine is a condition of survival.” –Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being, letter to “A,” February 10, 1962 Here, O’Connor was specifically talking about the habit of writing; she wrote every morning for three hours, …