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Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin

Mise en place, French for "everything in its place".

Mise en place is preparation, but it's also a state of mind. Nothing is more satisfying than working easily and well.

Having more order in my cabinets & closets made me feel as though I had more time in my day.

There's a surgeon's pleasure that comes from sheer , from putting an object back in its precise place.

A source of clutter in my apartment, and worse in my mind, was the uncomfortable presence of unfinished projects.

Clearing clutter would eliminate 40% of housework.


Cheerfulness is contagious, and crabbiness is even more contagious.

If I make positive statements, I may help persuade myself and other people to take a positive view of things

One lives in the naive notion that later there will be more room than in the entire past.~E Canetti, The Human Province.


Find your own "built-in happiness"

Enter into the interests of others (within reason)

Over and over I found that if I acted lighthear…