Building habits is not an exact science.
As much as I’d love to be able to tell you that the habit-building strategies that work well for me will be 100% effective… they might not be.
Part of the reason for this is that different people have different personalities and traits. For example, some people are wired to want to uphold all expectations – both external (set by others) and internal (set by themselves). Others are rebels – they don’t want to be told what to do at all.
Gretchen Rubin, an author of multiple best-selling books, outlines many of these personality types and traits – and how you can use the knowledge of yours to build habits – in her new book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.
In this episode, she and I talk about this subject; if you’re interesting in improving your habits, check it out!
Gretchen has a new podcast of her own as well, so if you enjoy this episode, find the link below and give it a listen.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Better Than Before – Gretchen’s new book
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Gretchen’s podcast on happiness
- Follow Gretchen on Twitter!
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