cover image of Better Than Before

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

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • The author of The Happiness Project and "a force for real change" (Brené Brown) examines how changing our habits can change our lives.

    "If anyone can help us stop procrastinating, start exercising, or get organized, it's Gretchen Rubin. The happiness guru takes a sledgehammer to old-fashioned notions about change."—Parade

    Most of us have a habit we'd like to change, and there's no shortage of expert advice. But as we all know from tough experience, no magic, one-size-fits-all solution exists. 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.

    In Better Than Before, acclaimed writer Gretchen Rubin identifies every approach that actually works. She 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 counterintuitive) core principles of habit formation and answers the most perplexing questions about habits:

    • Why do we find it tough to create a habit for something we love to do?
    • How can we keep our healthy habits when we're surrounded by temptations?
    • How can we help someone else change a habit?

    Rubin reveals the true secret to habit change: first, we must know ourselves. When we shape our habits to suit ourselves, we can find success—even if we've failed before.

    Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking devices, or finish a project, the invaluable ideas in Better Than Before will start you working on your own habits—even before you've finished the book.
  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    Crown
    Imprint:
    Broadway Books
    Publication Date:
    2015

    Format

    • Kindle Book
    • OverDrive Read
    • Adobe EPUB eBook 3.7 MB

    Gretchen Rubin (Author)

    Gretchen Rubin, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She's the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times...

    More about Gretchen Rubin
    Better Than Before
    Copy and paste the code into your website.
    New here? Learn how to read digital books for free