Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits is the newest book by one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin. Her quote “What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while” is one that stuck with me, so when I saw she had another book I knew I had to get my hands on it. This one is about habits and how they effect us both good and bad; as well as how to make new habits and break bad ones. The book is broken down into several sections:
-Self-Knowledge p. 15-44
-Pillars of Habits p. 45-102
-The Best Time to Begin p. 103-134
-Desire, Ease, and Excuses p. 135-222
-Unique, Just Like Everyone Else p. 223-262
Throughout the book I found myself highlighting line after line with great information. Much of the information discussed is common sense stuff, but I still found it thought-provoking. The book calls for you to examine yourself and think about how you act and react to things in your everyday life. The book doesn’t specifically tell you what habits to change, but gives you tools to changes and make habits.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.