New Year's Resolution: Make Good Habits
Now that the holidays are over we can all take a deep breath and think about how to implement those resolutions we dutifully made for the new year. One goal I'm working on this year is to make a few new good habits. We all know that it takes repetition to make something a habit, but did you know that research has shown that more than 40 % of our daily behavior may be made up of habits? If they were all good habits, that would be really helpful, unfortunately bad habits are just as strong and hard to break. Hopefully we can all get some inspiration from some of these books and audiobooks!
Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives by Gretchen Rubin is also available as an eBook and eAudiobook. Rubin illustrates core principles of habit formation.
Hello, habits : a minimalist's guide to a better life by Fumio Sasaki. Sasaki changed his life when he became a minimalist. You don't have to embrace minimalism to learn how to acquire new habits that we want and get rid of the ones that don't help us.
Tiny habits : the small changes that change everything by B. J. Fogg, PhD who is the founder of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University is also available as an eBook. This is sure to help, he has a proven method for building habits quickly and easily!
Atomic habits by James Clear is also available as an eBook or eAudiobook. Clear is considered an expert on habit formation and reveals his strategies to form good habits.
Good habits, bad habits by Wendy Wood. According to Wood we perform over 40% of our actions every day without thinking about them. Wood uses neuroscience, case studies, and experiments in her lab to demonstrate how we can eliminate bad habits and start good habits.
The badass life : 30 amazing days to a lifetime of good habits - body, mind, and spirit by Christmas Abbott is also available as an eBook. Abbott details her 30 day program to build positive daily habits.
The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business by Charles Duhigg is also available as a book on cd , eBook, eAudiobook, and is coming soon as a book club kit so you and your friends could all read and discuss the book together!
Smart change : five tools to create new and sustainable habits in yourself and others by Arthur Markman explores the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits.