Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gretchen Rubin
Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

Gretchen Rubin illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. She presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good.  I like the idea of being better than I currently am. I like self-help books.  I am fascinated with the idea that if I make something a habit I won’t have to think about it anymore, I will just do it.  Will I really exercise regularly, eat what will make me feel and act better, not procrastinate, etc?  We are not all the same.  There is a quiz at the back of the book so you can determine whether you are an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger or a Rebel.  Each individual forms habits differently depending upon which you are.  And you may overlap and have tendencies from more than one group. I especially like the last two sentences on the book jacket. “Change is possible. When we master our habits, we can make our lives better than before.” I am going to continue working on good habits – so that I don’t come home in the evening, crash and eat every carb I can get my hands on. I will have a plan and hopefully it will be a habit so I will automatically do the healthful thing. At least it is worth a try! This book held my interest.  I wanted to know what she had to say on the subject and she backed up her ideas with research. I have even looked at her blog which has more good ideas  Check our Catalog

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