BETTER THAN BEFORE ( mastering the habit of our everyday lives) by Gretchen Rubin | A Book Review | A Book Readers World

AUTHOR - Gretchen Rubin
TYPE- Self -Help
PAGES- 320 Hardcover Edition
PUBLISHED-  March 17, 2015 by Crown
GENERE- Self - Help
SOURCE- From BirchBloggers for review.


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. In fused 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.

My Thoughts

When you think about your habits, do you ever wonder why you started them in the first place? Why are some so easy to form and some so hard to break? This is what Rubin tries to tackle in her book. She categorizes habit formers into four major groups called The Four Tendencies.  Which include the Upholder, Questioner, Obliger and the Rebel. I found her thought process easy to understand and why she would choose those names. But it was mostly her on a journey to find out more about herself. There wasn't any concrete information in this book to teach you how to make or break habits. It was an over all well written book. With some interesting tid bits. This would be a good book to work through some of the why of habits in an interesting way.

My Rating


About The Author

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books on the New York Times bestseller list. Namely Better Than Before The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Rubin Started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O' Conner when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She Lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

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