Review: Better Than Before
Have you been trying to change something in your life, but just can’t seem to make the change permanent? Have you ever wondered if there are ways to improve your chances of mastering habits? In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin studies habits. She shows us how we form habits and the practices that will help us maintain our habits.
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Have you struggled with changing a habit or creating a new habit? Each time you decide this time will be different. You are resolved that you will be successful and add this new habit to your life, but something always happens or you lose your motivation and your new habit never fully becomes part of your life. Better Than Before can make this time different.
In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin takes a scientific look at habits and how we form habits in our life. She looks at personality traits and understanding who we are. One of the primary arguments of this book is if you are going to master your habits, you must know who we are. Without understanding yourself, you will always struggle with mastering habits.
Once we understand who we are, we can start adding the elements that will make us more likely to be successful in changing our habits including monitoring ourselves, scheduling, and being accountable. She shows us how we can overcome our desires and excuses by learning to abstain, set safeguards, reward ourselves and more.
If you are looking to make a change in your life and add new habits, Better Than Before will give you a scientific understanding of why you have failed with habits in the past and how you can make new habits a part of your life now.
What habit do you want to add to your life? What habit have you tried to add in the past, but have never been able to make it a permanent habit?