Goth Everything

I remember reading in Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project about she turned everything into a spiritual exercise, endowing mundane activities and tasks with a noble purpose. What she did was simple: reframing something in her mind with the word “meditation.” You know, like “washing dishes meditation,” or “riding the bus meditation,” or “folding laundry meditation.” It’s all very ordinary yet insightful, in that trademark Gretchen Rubin way. Since then, I’m slightly obsessed with how adding a simple word to a simple subject can transform it into something else entirely — and how it shifts your perception of the world just