Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Gretchen Rubin


The writer of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the serious query: How can we switch?

Gretchen Rubin's solution: via habits. behavior are the invisible structure of daily life. It takes paintings to make a behavior, yet as soon as that behavior is decided, we will be able to harness the strength of conduct to construct happier, greater, extra efficient lives.

So if behavior are a key to alter, then what we actually want to know is: How can we switch our habits?

Better than Before solutions that question. It provides a pragmatic, concrete framework to permit readers to appreciate their habits--and to alter them for strong. Infused with Rubin's compelling voice, rigorous learn, and straightforward humor, and choked with vibrant tales of lives reworked, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) center ideas of behavior formation.

alongside the way in which, Rubin makes use of herself as guinea pig, exams her theories on friends and family, and solutions readers' such a lot urgent questions--oddly, questions that different writers and researchers are likely to forget about:

• Why do i locate it tricky to create a behavior for anything I love to do?
• occasionally i will be able to swap a behavior in a single day, and infrequently I can't swap a behavior, no topic how not easy I test. Why?
• How speedy am i able to swap a behavior?
• What am i able to do to ensure I stick with a brand new behavior?
• How am i able to aid another person swap a behavior?
• Why am i able to maintain behavior that profit others, yet can't make behavior which are simply for me?

even if readers are looking to get extra sleep, cease checking their units, hold a fit weight, or end an enormous venture, behavior make swap attainable. studying quite a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers desirous to commence paintings on their lonesome habits--even ahead of they've comprehensive the publication.

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