Gretchen Rubin on happiness and good habits

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 19 June 2015

Crossroads Photo: CC By 2.0 Lori Greig

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin Photo: Dave Cross Photography

Gretchen Rubin is the best-selling author of The Happiness Project. Her latest book is Better than Before. Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

Her thesis is that habits make change easier as they are the invisible architecture of daily life and remove the need for decision making and using self control to make changes.

But, she says, before we try to form new habits, we have to know ourselves, and know what will work, and what won't.