Why did I read this?
To make improvements with how I spend my time. Frustrated with my lack of productivity in both work and personal lives. I wanted to know what I could learn about about habits in order to help my own life.
What’s the TL:DR?
To convey the concept of habit, Charles Duhigg clearly outlines the components of what makes a habit: cue, routine, reward. It uses interesting scientific examples and notable real world stories to help you understand.
Was it worth reading?
Yes – full of interesting facts, anecdotes and practical advice. I was surprised at the profoundly large impact habits have in our life and how little I really knew about it until this point.
It has completely changed my way of thinking and how I can go about cutting out bad habits and adding good ones. I’ve used it to wake up an hour earlier every day to meditate & journal (more to come about the benefits of this later!). And I was a hardened night owl, so it really proves the power of knowledge.
NB – I listened to this via Audible, but you can pick it up over on Amazon:
The Power Of Habit: How to Create Good Habits & Break Bad Habits