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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

The Fantasy of Perfection

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft suggest that sometimes--just sometimes--you should lower the bar. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. They also discuss the strategy of taking advantage of a clean slate to make or break a habit, a listener question about staying positive when you have young kids, plus Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

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