Moms are creatures of habit, or at least we like to think we are! Keeping to a schedule makes life easier for us, our kids, and significant others. But oftentimes, the habits we know we should break turn out to become part of our daily routines. Have no fear! Gretchen Rubin has a plan to help us make a big difference in our everyday lives... just in time for spring. Available online and wherever books are sold, Better Than Before is a must read pick that will revolutionize the way in which we choose to live our lives.
We first met Gretchen through her pioneering work on happiness. A Top Influencer on LinkedIn, popular blogger, and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Happiness Project and its follow-up Happier at Home, she is a leading expert on all things related to happiness. In her new release, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives she takes it one step further by outlining a practical guide to help us change our habits. We all could use a little fine-tuning now and then, right?
Have you been trying to exercise regularly? Eat healthier? Get more sleep? Tackling these issues is a common goal among many of us. According to Gretchen's research and personal experimentation, the best way to make a change is to begin by figuring ourselves out. Sounds doable, right? With humor and personal anecdotes, Gretchen identifies twenty-one habit-changing strategies that will help you get started today. Whether we start small or go big, we need to alter our habits to fit our values and goals.
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Setting realistic expectations will enable us to change the habits that are holding us back. As related by Gretchen, most of us fall into the Four Tendencies Framework...Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, or Rebels. By identifying the best strategy tailored to our needs, moms like us will have the appropriate tools to formulate a plan to change our daily habits for the better. Who knows? With a little help from Gretchen, we all might find ourselves whistling a happier tune this springtime.
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