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HABITS ARE THE INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.
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, no magic, one-size-fits-all solution exists.
In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin answers the most perplexing questions about habits with her signature mix of rigorous research and engaging storytelling.
Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking devices, 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.
‘A LOT OF US WOULD LIKE A RUBIN IN OUR LIVES’ The Times
‘JUST READ THIS BOOK… IT’S EXCELLENT’ Viv Groskop
‘FASCINATING, PERSUASIVE’ Guardian
GRETCHEN ON OPRAH’S SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
Watch Gretchen being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for her SuperSoul Sunday show:
‘Do you have a bad habit you’re trying to shake, or a good one you wish you could cultivate? Gretchen Rubin is one of the most charming and erudite authors of her generation. Here, she uses her gifts to help you eat right, sleep well, stop procrastinating and start enjoying all that life has to offer’
Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
‘Better Than Before is great. Gretchen Rubin combines deep research and observations from her own life to explain how habits emerge and – more important – how they can change. It’s funny, real, and indispensable for anyone hoping to overhaul how they (almost unthinkingly) behave’
Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
‘Filled with insights about our patterns of behavior, Better Than Before addresses one of life’s big and timeless questions: how can we transform ourselves? In a way that’s thought-provoking, surprising and often funny, Gretchen Rubin provides us with the tools to build a life that truly reflects our goals and values’
Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and bestselling author of Thrive
Many experts suggest one-size-fits-all solutions for habit change, but as we all know from experience, there’s no single magic answer. Better Than Before shows readers how to understand their habits and to change them for good, and gives them the thrill of recognition and relief, because at last, they’ll have the vocabulary and framework to change their habits successfully.
Questioner or Rebel?
Dependent on external accountability – or by inner desire?
Love habits – or resist them?
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?
– I want to help someone else make a change. But how?
– Why do practically all dieters gain the weight back – plus more?
– How quickly can I change a habit?
– Why can I make time for everyone else, but can’t make time for myself?
Whether someone wants to get more sleep, finish a project, maintain a healthy weight, or stop checking devices, habits make it possible. With Rubin’s signature mix of rigorous research and easy humour, Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits – even before they’ve finished the book.
GRETCHEN RUBIN is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her books The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and Better Than Before were all instant New York Times bestsellers, and have sold more than two million copies in 35 languages. Her podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin (recorded with her sister Elizabeth Craft) has been downloaded millions of times.
On her website gretchenrubin.com she writes about her adventures as she test-drives ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
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ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN
Happier At Home (click here)
One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realised, with love for home itself. ‘Of all the elements of a happy life,’ she thought, ‘my home is the most important.’ In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.
‘Gretchen Rubin’s inventive approach to creating a happier home life is as inspiring as it is informative. Happier At Home is a soulful and enlightening guide for happiness-seekers of all stripes’ Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild