Most of us have a habit we’d like to change, and there’s no shortage of expert advice. But as we all know from tough experience, there is no magic ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for everything from weight loss to personal organisation. In “Better Than Before”, Gretchen Rubin explores her theory of ‘The Four Tendencies’ dividing people into four basic groups:
She answers the most perplexing questions about habits with her signature mix of rigorous research and engaging storytelling (and a personality quiz to establish which of the Four Tendencies fits you): – Why do we find it tough to create a habit for something we love to do? – How can we keep our healthy habits when we’re surrounded by temptations? – How can we help someone else change a habit?
Rubin reveals the true secret to habit change: first, we must know ourselves. When we shape our habits to suit ourselves, we can find success- even if we’ve failed before. Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking your phone, or finish a project; the invaluable ideas in “Better Than Before” will start you working on your own habits – even before you’ve finished the book.
About the Author
Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature.
She’s the host of the popular, award-winning podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” where she and her co-host (and sister) Elizabeth Craft explore strategies and insights about how to make life happier. As the founder of The Happiness Project, she has helped create imaginative products for people to use in their own happiness projects.
Gretchen Rubin started her career in law, and she realized she wanted to be a writer while she was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her family.
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