Tracy's Reviews > Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
Aug 19, 2017
4.5 stars: Rubin's framework of four habit tendencies may not convince every reader that she's on to something regarding habits. It's not based on rigorous behavioral science, but I think it can provide a fresh perspective for many people. One positive aspect of Rubin's framework is that it emphasizes how many different habit change approaches there are. That information alone can be encouraging if you've started to feel like you'll never change that darned habit. Maybe you just haven't tried the right approach.
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August 5, 2017 – Started Reading
August 5, 2017 – Shelved
August 5, 2017 –24.83% "Broken windows=things in your environment that bug or distract you, such as sink full of dirty dishes or piles of newspaper. Not *every* person is bothered by clutter, but many are."
August 5, 2017 –32.55% "Best "eccentric accountability device": Victor Hugo ordered his servant to take away his clothing for the day. Left naked in his study, with only paper and pen, Hugo had nothing to do but write."
August 5, 2017 –34.9% "*Now* is an unpopular time to take a first step. Won't things be easier--for some not-quite-specified reason--in the future? This is termed "tomorrow logic""
August 6, 2017 –68.12% "Rubin & I share too many "loves" for me to be objective about her books at this point: her favorite treats are going to the library and sleep. She's also a staunch defender of coffee. Yes!!"
August 6, 2017 –73.49% "Q: Isn't all this focus on small habits a bit petty? What about the Big Questions of Life? A: Mastering your habits leaves you freer to explore those issues, knowing your everyday life is solid."
August 19, 2017 – Finished Reading