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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Act How You Want To Feel

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft discuss the counter-intuitive happiness tip of acting how you want to feel. William James once wrote, "Actions seems to follow feeling, but really actions and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not." Plus, they dive deeper in to the abstainer/moderator distinction, a listener question about when to quit and when to push through an important challenge, and Liz's demerit and Gretchen's gold star.

We are recording Happier with Gretchen and Liz LIVE in San Francisco on January 21st, 2016! Get your tickets before they sell out at Tickets include a free copy of Better Than Before, which Gretchen will be signing after the show.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at, by email at, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog,

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