• Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin: Book Summary

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-11-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: FLASHBOOKS, LLC
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (13 ratings)

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BOOK SUMMARY on Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits - to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: Through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. 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. Infused 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. 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?
Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can't change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why?
How quickly can I change a habit?
What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit?
How can I help someone else change a habit?
Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can't make habits that are just for me?

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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By sally on 03-04-18

Good, but too brief.

Would you try another book from FlashBooks Book Summaries and/or Dean Bokhari?

Yes, possibly.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was left wanting more.

Which character – as performed by Dean Bokhari – was your favorite?

N/A

Could you see Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin: Book Summary being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

I think I should have just gotten the whole book. This did give the big ideas, but it felt like an outline. I think the power in this book might be in the details that help you transfer the concepts to your own situation.

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