Many of you have probably heard of Gretchen Rubin – she is the best selling author of The Happiness Project, a wonderful book full of useful advice on how to make small changes to your daily routines and life to boost your joy in your life.

We are very pleased to let you know that she has launched a new book – this time on how to form (hopefully good) and break (hopefully not so good) habits.

It’s called Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.


Why should you read this book on habits?

Here are the top reasons why we loved this book:

  • We totally related to the concept that by forming good habits, you save time and energy in your day – when you do those tasks on ‘automatic pilot’. We feel like we constantly suffer from ‘decision fatigue’ so this really resonated with us
  • Gretchen shows us that depending on our personality tendencies – we all form habits differently. She gives us clear guidance on what we should do to be better habit formers depending on our approach to life
  • There are some great tips on getting motivated generally – for example, ¬†some of us that are called ‘obligers’ we need external accountability to meet our goals
  • We also liked her description on how to give something up ¬†– and how for some people, going ‘cold turkey’ (ie being an ‘abstainer’) is so much easier than giving up in moderation.

But don’t just take our word for it – here are some testimonials from others:

A lot of us would like a Rubin in our lives (The Times Magazine)

Gretchen Rubin’s thesis is fascinating, persuasive (Guardian)