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Better than before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives

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When we change our habits, we change our lives. Gretchen Rubin, author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, has helped millions of readers to get happier. Now she tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones? In a book that's crammed with big, provocative ideas, Rubin shows readers how to create the habits that will transform their lives, even if they've failed before. The secret, Rubin explains, is to pinpoint the specific strategies will work for us. From finding the right time to begin a new habit, to setting up a counter-intuitive system of reward, to using the pleasure of treats to strengthen our good habits - Rubin identifies the 21 strategies that will allow every reader to find an effective, individual fit. Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers' most pressing questions-oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: * Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? * Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can't change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why?* How quickly can I change a habit? How can I get myself to stick to a new habit? * I want to help someone else make a change. But how? * Why can I make time for everyone else, but can't make time for myself? Whether readers want to get more sleep, make and maintain a weight loss, stop checking their phone, or finish a project, habits, make change possible. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will start readers working on their own habits-even before they've finished the book.
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Grouping Titlebetter than before mastering the habits of our everyday lives
Grouping Authorgretchen rubin
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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display_descriptionHabits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits -- as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals.
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title_displayBetter than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives
title_fullBetter than Before Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Rubin
Better than before [electronic resource] : mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Rubin
Better than before [large print] : mastering the habits of our everyday lives / Gretchen Rubin
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