The Power of Habit


“Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”


The book explores the science behind habits: how they are formed, what makes them stick and the best way to try and change them.


KEY TAKEAWAYS:

1. In order to form a new habit or to change an existing one, first you need to understand the three components of any habit: cue, routine and reward.

2. Habits take up about 40% of your life, so you'd better make sure they are healthy ones.

3. The easiest way to change a habit is by changing the "routine" part. Example: if every day, around 3pm, you notice the cue of having low energy, instead of getting a sugary snack, go for a quick walk to feel more energized.


READ IF: You want to create more healthy habits in your life and remove unhealthy ones.