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Better Than Before - Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Gretchen Rubin

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New York Times Bestseller Washington Post Bestseller The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits-and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin's compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. 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? • What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit? • How can I help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can't make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits-even before they've finished the book. Bonus Feature: Includes a full episode from the author's podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin in which she discusses how to build happier habits into everyday life.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:50


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

25:04


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

27:25


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

33:45


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

35:32


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

19:30


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

27:22


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

13:54


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

21:13


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

20:57


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

21:31


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

10:55


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

22:15


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

25:48


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

18:08


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

23:31


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

22:12


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

19:34


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

27:03


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

18:56


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

25:58


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

22:37


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

24:58