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3 books about habits you must read

Are you interested in learning more but over-whelmed by the huge number of books on the topic? A quick search on Amazon finds over 30,000 books on the topic of habits. I have read numerous books on the topic. To help you out, I have picked 3 “must read” books.

The Power of Habit.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times 
“A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Better Than Before.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. In this book Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” shares what she learned about making and breaking Habits to sleep more, quit sugar, procrastinate less, and generally build a happier life..

“Author Gretchen Rubin says most people fall into one of four motivation types. Knowing yours is key to taking on new habits.” —Lifehacker

“Gretchen Rubin combines deep research and observations from her own life to explain how habits emerge and—more important—how they can change. It’s indispensable for anyone hoping to overhaul how they (almost unthinkingly) behave.” —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 

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The Habit Guide.

The Habit Guide by Leo Babauta. This book by the popular “Zen Habits” blogger is for anyone who struggles with habits. It includes the basic mechanics of forming a habit, the reason we fail to stick to a habit, solutions to the most common habit problems, and a whole section on forming the most common habits.

This book is aimed for beginners who want a guide to forming habits, anyone who has struggled with habits, people who are willing to put in the work to form one habit at a time and people who want to learn to be flexible, overcome struggle, form mindfulness. 

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