Gretchen Rubin – Better Than Before.


Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives – Gretchen Rubin (2015 Anchor Canada)

Having already tackled the nature of happiness and how to manifest it in daily living, bestselling author and blogger Gretchen Rubin turns her attention to habit making.  Why do we do the things we do, and how can we replace bad habits with good ones that will make for happier, healthier lives?  Much of it, unsurprisingly, comes down to personality – but although that may be expected, it’s what Rubin has to say about how we look at ourselves and accordingly view the world around us that makes all the difference.  As a bonus, Rubin’s casual writing style once again makes “self-help” interesting and accessible – nothing flaky, stuffy, pretentious, or condescending here.

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2 thoughts on “Gretchen Rubin – Better Than Before.

  1. Valorie Grace Hallinan October 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I’ve never read The Happiness Project but I’m curious. Have you read it, and did you like it? For some reason the title put me off, but she has such a following that perhaps I should read it, together with this new one.

  2. Sheryl @ Flowery Prose November 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I have read it. She did an incredible amount of research into the concept of “happiness” and I really enjoyed that, coupled with her easygoing approach and writing style. Still, I haven’t yet wholeheartedly attempted any of her suggestions – although the ones to get more sleep (and thus increase productivity) would probably be good for me! 🙂

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