Better Than Before | Book Notes #4

Better Than Before : Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Better Than Before : Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

Habits

Habits are something we do automatically without much conscious thought. Humans are creatures of habit. The habits we form can be harmful or beneficial to us, and it can also be something that we intentionally set for ourselves or something that we unintentionally formed because of our environment or our situation. Habits get formed either way, so it’s best if we take advantage of our brain’s amazing ability to form habits to our advantage. Better than Before gives a detailed and concrete guide of how we can do that.

And it starts with the realization of the important of connection of habit and decision making,

Habits make change possible by freeing us from decision making and from using self-control.

Eliminating the daily decision making that takes up willpower and energy is the real benefit of forming habits. With the decision already made, we can focus on the doing rather than the deciding.

 Habits = Freedom

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