The best 99 Routines & Habits books

Routines and habits are essential components of our daily lives, influencing our personal and professional success. By understanding and mastering these concepts, we can unlock our full potential and lead more fulfilling lives. That's why we've created this comprehensive list of books to help you dive deep into the world of Routines And Habits.

Our selection covers various aspects of establishing and maintaining effective routines and habits. So, let's transform your life one habit at a time by exploring these insightful reads!
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Routines & Habits Books: The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

The Now Habit

Neil Fiore
A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
4.4 (396 ratings)
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What's The Now Habit about?

The Now Habit investigates a problem many people can relate to today: procrastination. Why do people put off important tasks until the last possible second? And how can they be helped? The Now Habit explains where this phenomenon comes from, and which mindset and tools can help us overcome it.

Who should read The Now Habit?

  • Anyone suffering from procrastination
  • Anyone who wants to help a chronic procrastinator
  • Anyone interested in self-management and personal development

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Routines & Habits Books: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
4.3 (2,938 ratings)
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What's The Power of Habit about?

The Power of Habit (2012) explains what an important role habits play in our lives, whether they’re good ones, like brushing our teeth and exercising, or bad ones, like smoking. Filled with research-based findings and engaging anecdotes, The Power of Habit not only explains exactly how habits are formed, it provides easy tips for changing habits, both on an individual and an organizational level.

Who should read The Power of Habit?

  • People striving to form good habits, like exercising regularly, or kick bad ones, like eating fast food
  • Anyone interested in how our tendency to form habits is manipulated by companies
  • Anyone who wants to implement new routines in their organizations

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Routines & Habits Books: Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Switch

Chip Heath & Dan Heath
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.4 (269 ratings)
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What's Switch about?

Switch examines why it is often difficult for people to switch their behavior, and how, by understanding the mind, it is possible to find shortcuts that make change easier. Through scientific studies and anecdotes, Switch provides simple yet effective tools for implementing changes.

Who should read Switch?

  • Anyone who wants to change parts of their own behavior
  • Anyone who wants to implement a change in a group or organization
  • Anyone who wants to understand why changing behavior is often so difficult

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Routines & Habits Books: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
4.6 (719 ratings)
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What's The ONE Thing about?

The ONE Thing (2013) helps you to discover your most important goal, and gives you tools to ensure you can use your time productively to get there. The book reveals that many of the maxims we accept as good practice are actually myths that only hinder our progress. It also provides advice on how to live your life with priority, purpose and productivity without sending other aspects of life out of balance, because this is the way to perform the kind of focused work that leads to great success.

Who should read The ONE Thing?

  • Anyone looking to improve their productivity
  • Anyone who has trouble finding time to commit to their goal
  • Anyone looking for greater clarity and purpose in their daily life

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Routines & Habits Books: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Essentialism

Greg McKeown
4.5 (1,064 ratings)
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What's Essentialism about?

Essentialism (2014) teaches you how to do better by doing less. By offering practical solutions for how to get your priorities straight, Essentialism helps you to eliminate all of the junk in your routine that’s keeping you from being truly productive and fulfilled.

Who should read Essentialism?

  • Anyone who thinks that they are far too busy without being productive
  • Anyone who feels like there is never enough time
  • Anyone having a hard time identifying his or her priorities in life

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Routines & Habits Books: Rewire by Richard O'Connor

Rewire

Richard O'Connor
Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
4.1 (306 ratings)
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What's Rewire about?

Rewire is about why we sometimes fall into self-destructive behavior, and how to move past it.

It delves into the brain activity behind addictions, and outlines strategies for rewiring yourself for improved self-control over your bad habits.

Who should read Rewire?

  • Anyone struggling to overcome a bad habit or addictions
  • Anyone looking to help a loved one with an addiction
  • Anyone who wants to gain more peace of mind and self-control

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Routines & Habits Books: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning

Hal Elrod
The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 A.M.)
4.5 (1,452 ratings)
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What's The Miracle Morning about?

In The Miracle Morning (2012), Hal Elrod explains the techniques that got him through the aftermath of a near-fatal car accident. Elrod realized that the key to a successful and fulfilling life was dedicating some time to improving ourselves every day. He details six crucial steps we can take every morning to help us jump-start our days and get us well on our way to a fulfilled life.

Who should read The Miracle Morning?

  • Anyone who no longer wants to settle for a mediocre life
  • Anyone who has trouble waking up in the mornings
  • Anyone who wants to be more focused and dedicated throughout their day

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Routines & Habits Books: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor
The Seven Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
4.5 (301 ratings)
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What's The Happiness Advantage about?

The Happiness Advantage looks into the origins of happiness and the positive effects that happiness has on our productivity. Based on extensive research in positive psychology, the book offers concrete tips on how to increase your own happiness and thus your chances for success.

Who should read The Happiness Advantage?

  • Anyone who thinks happiness is the reward for hard work
  • Anyone who feels too stressed to cope
  • Anyone who could use just a little more happiness in his or her life

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Routines & Habits Books: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
4.2 (995 ratings)
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What's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up about?

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up isn’t just a guide to decluttering, it’s a best seller that’s changed lives in Japan, Europe and the United States. The Wall Street Journal even called Marie Kondo’s Shinto-inspired “KonMari” technique “the cult of tidying up.” Kondo explains in detail the many ways in which your living space affects all aspects of your life, and how you can ensure that each item in it has powerful personal significance. By following her simple yet resonant advice, you can move closer to achieving your dreams.

Who should read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up?

  • Anyone who dreads cleaning their house
  • Anyone interested in how their surroundings affect their lives
  • Anyone looking for tips on how to be a more effective organizer

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Routines & Habits Books: The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne

The 5 Choices

Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne
The Path to Extraordinary Productivity
4.0 (71 ratings)
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What's The 5 Choices about?

The 5 Choices (2016) shows us that extraordinary productivity isn’t actually about working harder; it’s about working better. By learning how to streamline your decision-making process, focus on important work and manage your energy, you’ll see an enormous difference in your level of productivity and work quality.

Who should read The 5 Choices?

  • Anyone who wants to be extraordinarily productive
  • Anyone who feels burnt out, stressed or overwhelmed
  • Anyone who wants to use new technologies to be more productive

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Routines & Habits Books: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect

Darren Hardy
Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
4.3 (476 ratings)
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What's The Compound Effect about?

The Compound Effect shows us how to make lasting changes by paying attention to the smallest decisions we make – and their cumulative effect on us. It’s about the slow burn, not the big gesture. Author Darren Hardy teaches us that by accepting responsibility for our own lives, we can change our habits and carve out a life that is more successful, fulfilling and happy.

Who should read The Compound Effect?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their lives and transform their daily habits
  • Anyone who wants big, sustainable results
  • Anyone who’s tried quick fixes and gotten nowhere

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Routines & Habits Books: Living the 80/20 Way by Richard Koch

Living the 80/20 Way

Richard Koch
Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More
4.0 (314 ratings)
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What's Living the 80/20 Way about?

Living the 80/20 Way shows you how to apply the 80/20 principle, an economic concept which states that the vast majority of results come from a small proportion of effort, to your personal life. With pragmatic, easily applicable advice about how to create more with less, the author encourages the reader to focus on what’s important and to think outside the box.

Who should read Living the 80/20 Way?

  • Life coaches or other motivational coaches
  • Anyone who feels unsatisfied with how they spend their time
  • Anyone who feels overwhelmed and exhausted by a busy schedule

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Routines & Habits Books: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before

Gretchen Rubin
Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
4.1 (313 ratings)
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What's Better Than Before about?

Better Than Before (2015) gives you the strategies to both create and maintain good, healthy habits, and break the habits that don’t serve you.

Who should read Better Than Before?

  • Anyone who wants to pick up and maintain good habits
  • Anyone wishing to kick a bad habit

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Routines & Habits Books: Mini Habits by Stephen Guise

Mini Habits

Stephen Guise
Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
4.6 (587 ratings)
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What's Mini Habits about?

Mini Habits (2013) explains the logic behind an innovative approach to achieving your goals. Motivation and ambition aren’t necessarily what will drive you to success; rather, it’s your small day-to-day habits that will really get you on the right track. Learn how to harness their power with these blinks.

Who should read Mini Habits?

  • People finding it difficult to keep up with their health or weight loss goals
  • Anyone looking for ways to build new skills with minimal effort
  • People hoping to make changes in their lives, but with no idea where to start

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Routines & Habits Books: Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean

Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Jeremy Dean
Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick
4.1 (621 ratings)
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What's Making Habits, Breaking Habits about?

Making Habits, Breaking Habits (2013) provides an overview of exactly what habits are and how we form them. Using this knowledge, it reveals how to create healthy habits and tackle the bad ones so that we can experience lasting, positive change in our everyday lives.

Who should read Making Habits, Breaking Habits?

  • People interested in human behavior and psychology
  • Anyone willing to improve their life and make lasting changes

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Routines & Habits Books: The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey

The 8th Habit

Stephen R. Covey
From Effectiveness to Greatness
4.0 (534 ratings)
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What's The 8th Habit about?

The 8th Habit (2004) helps you find your inner voice and thereby lead a more fulfilled life. Covey explains why we struggle to feel motivated and passionate (particularly in our working life) and how we can go about changing that.

Who should read The 8th Habit?

  • Business leaders
  • Anyone feeling lost or unfulfilled
  • People striving to work efficiently and with joy

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Routines & Habits Books: How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland

How to Be Alone

Sara Maitland
The School of Life
4.2 (330 ratings)
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What's How to Be Alone about?

Today’s socially focused culture leaves us very little time to ourselves and unprepared for times when we may actually need to be alone. How to Be Alone (2014) shows us that we don’t need to be scared of solitude, and that there are many benefits and joys to be found in being alone. So don’t be afraid, go solo!

Who should read How to Be Alone?

  • People interested in sociology and human behavior
  • Anyone afraid of being alone

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Routines & Habits Books: Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

Happier at Home

Gretchen Rubin
Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
4.0 (108 ratings)
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What's Happier at Home about?

Happier at Home (2012) is a guide to transforming your home into a sanctuary that reflects your family’s personality. By helping you identify both your and your family’s needs, this book gives you everything you need to start changing your home and family life for the better.

Who should read Happier at Home?

  • Anyone who wants to build the best environment for their family
  • People striving to be happier

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Routines & Habits Books: Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath

Eat, Move, Sleep

Tom Rath
How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
4.0 (310 ratings)
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What's Eat, Move, Sleep about?

Eat, Move, Sleep (2013) offers simple tips for improving your health and well-being in some very important ways. You don’t have to revolutionize your lifestyle to get in shape and increase your energy levels – little changes can make a big difference, and these blinks will show you how.

Who should read Eat, Move, Sleep?

  • Anyone hoping to lead a healthier lifestyle
  • Workaholics struggling to improve their work-life balance
  • People with stressful jobs and packed daily routines

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Routines & Habits Books: Organize Tomorrow Today by Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy

Organize Tomorrow Today

Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy
Eight Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life
4.5 (308 ratings)
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What's Organize Tomorrow Today about?

Organize Tomorrow Today (2015) is the definitive guide to achieving a successful career and fulfilling life. These blinks offer you valuable information, giving you the tools to unlock the power of your mind, increase your self-confidence and become your most productive self.

Who should read Organize Tomorrow Today?

  • Artists and creatives looking to be more productive
  • Athletes who want to create positive new habits
  • Students and professionals who want to become better public speakers

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Routines & Habits Books: 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman

18 Minutes

Peter Bregman
Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
3.7 (350 ratings)
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What's 18 Minutes about?

18 Minutes (2011) is a helpful guide to getting things done by focusing on meaningful work, reaching goals and preventing distractions. These blinks will show how to identify the kind of work that is right for you and how to stay on track and hit your targets.

Who should read 18 Minutes?

  • People who want to get things done
  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed with work
  • Anyone searching for happiness and meaning in their lives

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Routines & Habits Books: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans

Tim Ferriss
The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers
3.8 (899 ratings)
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What's Tools of Titans about?

Tools of Titans (2016) details the stories, strategies and successes of some of the most inspirational achievers, thinkers and doers of modern times. These blinks will teach you how to strengthen your body and your mind, all while building your creative business.

“There’s a reason why Tim Ferriss has become such an influential voice when it comes to achieving top performance. He always manages to get the best advice out of such fascinating, impressive people. Even Seth Rogan is in here!” – Ben S. Head of Salad at Blinkist

Who should read Tools of Titans?

  • Fitness buffs who are in search of workout tips
  • Budding entrepreneurs in need of inspiration
  • Creative minds looking for words of wisdom

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Routines & Habits Books: Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed

William H. McRaven
Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World
4.1 (777 ratings)
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What's Make Your Bed about?

Make Your Bed (2017) is a collection of the author’s ten most valuable personal experiences during his many years of service with the US Navy SEALs. Each is a simple yet priceless piece of advice that will have a positive influence on your life.

Who should read Make Your Bed?

  • Team leaders looking for inspiration
  • Anyone struggling to cope with life
  • Motivational speakers

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Routines & Habits Books: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

The Productivity Project

Chris Bailey
Proven Ways to Become More Awesome
4.4 (279 ratings)
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What's The Productivity Project about?

The Productivity Project (2016) is a practical guide to how to live a life that’s both productive and meaningful. With easy-to-understand techniques and reliable advice, you’ll find out how to work smarter and accomplish the work that really matters. Stop wasting time and procrastinating, and pick up some new tools to take control of your life!

Who should read The Productivity Project?

  • Students looking for new ways to be productive
  • Overworked employees
  • Busy or stressed-out entrepreneurs and business owners

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Routines & Habits Books: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

High Performance Habits

Brendon Burchard
How Extraordinary People Become That Way
4.6 (1,068 ratings)
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What's High Performance Habits about?

High Performance Habits (2017) explores the six habits that can turn an ordinary person into an extraordinarily productive one. Performance coach Brendon Burchard draws on the data and statistics from one of the largest studies of the world’s most productive people ever conducted to explore their habits and find out what makes them tick.

“Burchard’s research into the habits of high performers across the globe unearths some fascinating and practical insights. For example, did you know that you’ll be more motivated to do something if you think you’re doing it for someone else’s sake?” – Ben H, Head of Content at Blinkist

Who should read High Performance Habits?

  • Workers who wish to improve job performance
  • Students interested in the habits of extraordinary people
  • Readers who want to be healthier and happier

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Routines & Habits Books: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

The 5 Second Rule

Mel Robbins
Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
4.3 (1,327 ratings)
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What's The 5 Second Rule about?

The 5 Second Rule (2017) is a transformative guidebook to taking action, changing your behavior and living life with less fear and more courage. The tips contained within are memorable, easy to implement and instantly effective. Anyone can start using them today to take control of their life and move confidently toward a brighter tomorrow.

Who should read The 5 Second Rule?

  • Worriers who feel stuck
  • Students and professionals struggling with procrastination
  • Anyone who needs a kick in the butt

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Routines & Habits Books: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
4.5 (865 ratings)
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What's Digital Minimalism about?

Digital Minimalism (2018) is a practical guide to navigating today’s media landscape, where multiple billion-dollar companies are out to keep your eyes as glued to their platforms as possible. Fortunately, there is growing skepticism surrounding new technology and digital media. People are eager to regain their autonomy and, while they’re at it, live more satisfying and healthy lives. With these tools and methods, you too can regain the focus and productivity that comes from stepping back from new technology.

Who should read Digital Minimalism?

  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed with social media
  • People looking for tips to boost productivity
  • News junkies in need of a detox

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Routines & Habits Books: Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam

Off the Clock

Laura Vanderkam
Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
4.5 (124 ratings)
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What's Off the Clock about?

Off the Clock (2018) gives practical advice on how to get more out of your time, from freeing up your busy schedule to achieving more work in shorter intervals. Using personal anecdotes as well as scientific insights, Vanderkam explores why some of us feel like we have all the time in the world, while others feel as though time is slipping through their fingers.

In an exclusive blink, Laura Vanderkam explains what you can do today to feel less busy and get more done.

Who should read Off the Clock?

  • Anyone struggling with time management
  • Workaholics looking for productivity tips
  • Psychology enthusiasts looking for new insights

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Routines & Habits Books: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits

James Clear
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
4.7 (19,421 ratings)
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What's Atomic Habits about?

Atomic Habits (2018) provides a practical and proven framework for creating good habits and shedding bad ones. Drawing on scientific research and real-life examples, it shows how tiny changes in behavior can result in the formation of new habits and help you achieve big things.

Who should read Atomic Habits?

  • Those who want to form better habits, or shake off bad ones
  • People who love understanding why they behave in a certain way
  • Achievers hoping to achieve even more

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Routines & Habits Books: Overworked and Overwhelmed by Scott Eblin

Overworked and Overwhelmed

Scott Eblin
The Mindfulness Alternative
4.2 (179 ratings)
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What's Overworked and Overwhelmed about?

Overworked and Overwhelmed (2014) shines a light on work-related stress and outlines what you can do to fight it. Packed full of simple yet effective stress-relieving strategies that you can start putting into practice today, this is a survival guide tailor-made to today’s fast-paced corporate world.

Who should read Overworked and Overwhelmed?

  • Executives and managers
  • Anyone feeling stressed and overworked
  • Coaches and work psychologists

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Routines & Habits Books: My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

My Morning Routine

Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander
How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired
4.1 (1,343 ratings)
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What's My Morning Routine about?

Based on the authors’ interviews with 64 of today’s most successful people, My Morning Routine (2018) is a practical guide for would-be early birds. Yes, it’s easy to live in fear of your alarm clock and worship at the altar of your phone’s slumber function, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Mornings don’t need to be traumatic at all. What’s more, finding the right routine for the early hours will change your whole day for the better.

Who should read My Morning Routine?

  • The sleep-deprived
  • Ambitious self-starters looking to boost their productivity
  • Parents struggling to adapt to a new morning routine

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Routines & Habits Books: Pause by Rachael O’Meara

Pause

Rachael O’Meara
Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break
4.2 (162 ratings)
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What's Pause about?

Pause (2017) wages war on burnout and provides a road map to a more meaningful life. Rachael O’Meara’s prescription for work-related stress? Take a break. That doesn’t just mean hitting the pause button, though. A break is an invaluable moment of reflection, growth and reassessment. Follow O’Meara’s actionable insights and you’ll emerge on the other side of your pause feeling refreshed, recentered and ready for the next round.

Who should read Pause?

  • People on the verge of burnout
  • Fans of mindfulness and reflective living
  • Anyone who’s wondered how to take time out without breaking the bank

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Routines & Habits Books: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Stop Apologizing

Rachel Hollis
A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
4.3 (148 ratings)
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What's Girl, Stop Apologizing about?

Girl, Stop Apologizing (2019) is a helpful and empowering guide for any woman who’s felt the need to apologize for pursuing their dreams and wanting more out of life. Author Rachel Hollis shares tips and advice that have helped her reach her personal goals – and that might help others realize their own dreams too.

Who should read Girl, Stop Apologizing?

  • Women eager to be more productive
  • Moms tired of being made to feel guilty for being ambitious
  • Anyone interested in being more driven

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Routines & Habits Books: Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Rest

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
4.5 (354 ratings)
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What's Rest about?

Rest (2016) takes aim at the common misconception that the longer we work, the more we’re able to get done. Written by a Silicon Valley strategist whose punishing regimen of long office hours brought him perilously close to a burnout, this empirically grounded study turns that idea on its head. Hitting your targets and achieving success isn’t about grinding out endless hours at your desk – it’s about finding the best time to work, getting enough rest and nurturing your creativity.

Who should read Rest?

  • Anyone working at a startup
  • Creatives
  • Workaholics

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Routines & Habits Books: The Free-Time Formula by Jeff Sanders

The Free-Time Formula

Jeff Sanders
Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are
4.4 (270 ratings)
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What's The Free-Time Formula about?

The Free-Time Formula (2018) is a practical guide to better time management, addressing a problem we’ve all grappled with: the feeling that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do the things we value most. These blinks show that the problem usually isn’t time itself but perception. Once we reframe our concept of time, Jeff Sanders argues, we can start setting realistic priorities and getting the most out of our days.

Who should read The Free-Time Formula?

  • Busy professionals
  • Workaholics
  • Self-development aficionados

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Routines & Habits Books: The More of Less by Joshua Becker

The More of Less

Joshua Becker
Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
4.5 (491 ratings)
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What's The More of Less about?

The More of Less (2016) is the ultimate guide to getting more out of life by owning less. Written by a leading light in America’s growing movement against excessive consumerism and cluttered living, this is a practical book designed to help you free up headspace, resources and time so that you can pursue the things that really matter.

Who should read The More of Less?

  • Hoarders and shopaholics
  • Would-be nomads tied down by too many possessions
  • People who have had enough of overflowing closets and cluttered garages

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Routines & Habits Books: How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price

How to Break Up with Your Phone

Catherine Price
The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
4.3 (236 ratings)
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What's How to Break Up with Your Phone about?

How to Break Up With Your Phone (2018) examines the increasingly visible and often addictive relationships we have with our phones. These blinks consider how we could start using phones with more awareness. If done correctly, we can stop using our devices to provide endless distractions, and instead use them as tools to enhance our lives.

Who should read How to Break Up with Your Phone?

  • Phone addicts
  • Distracted and forgetful types
  • Luddites afraid of the impact of modern technology

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Routines & Habits Books: The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

The 5 AM Club

Robin Sharma
Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
4.5 (10,015 ratings)
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What's The 5 AM Club about?

The 5 AM Club (2018) shows how embracing a revolutionary morning routine can deliver epic results. Through the enchanting story of an entrepreneur, an artist, and their eccentric billionaire mentor, it explains how you can use the first hour of your day to drive personal growth and get the most out of life.

Who should read The 5 AM Club?

  • Those who feel they could try and get more out of the day
  • People who want to achieve great things in life
  • Anyone in need of an energizing and positive morning routine

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Routines & Habits Books: The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda

The Courage Habit

Kate Swoboda
How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life
4.4 (401 ratings)
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What's The Courage Habit about?

The Courage Habit (2018) takes a look at the role fear plays in our lives and offers a four-step program for becoming your most courageous self and following your dreams. Using inspiring examples and practical tips rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, and acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, it outlines ways that everyone can cultivate the courage they need to change their lives.

Who should read The Courage Habit?

  • Independent thinkers who want to confront their fears and unlock their hidden potential
  • Motivated-but-stuck achievers who want to learn the principles of habit formation
  • Sensitive souls who would like to foster more nurturing relationships

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Routines & Habits Books: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg
The Small Changes That Change Everything
4.6 (2,132 ratings)
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What's Tiny Habits about?

Tiny Habits (2019) is a meditation on the virtues of not biting off more than you can chew. If you want to make positive changes stick, behavioral analyst BJ Fogg argues, you have to think small. Want to get in shape? Start with two pushups a day. Want to become more mindful? Take a yoga breath every time you close your car door. These “tiny habits” set the bar low, which means it’s easier to incorporate them into your existing routine. Over time, however, they rewire your brain and make virtuous habits as automatic as brewing a cup of coffee in the morning.

Who should read Tiny Habits?

  • Would-be world-beaters looking for innovative hacks 
  • Anyone struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolutions 
  • People interested in self-improvement and the science behind habits

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Routines & Habits Books: The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi

The Kindness Method

Shahroo Izadi
Changing Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding
4.4 (273 ratings)
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What's The Kindness Method about?

The Kindness Method (2019) approaches the practice of habit-forming by cultivating self-compassion and understanding. Using practical exercises based on the author’s experience as an addiction recovery therapist as well as on her personal journey with self-image and weight loss, it provides the guidance necessary to create and sustain change.

Who should read The Kindness Method?

  • People who want to beat drug or alcohol addiction
  • Anyone who wants to lose weight – and keep off the pounds
  • Professionals trying to establish good habits for a career change

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Routines & Habits Books: Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy

Willpower Doesn't Work

Benjamin Hardy
Discover the Hidden Keys to Success
4.3 (373 ratings)
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What's Willpower Doesn't Work about?

Willpower Doesn't Work (2018) sets itself firmly against orthodox opinion in the fields of productivity and self-help. Drawing on a wide range of psychological theories, as well as the stories of successful entrepreneurs, these blinks argue that when it comes to changing your life, willpower simply isn’t the answer.

Who should read Willpower Doesn't Work?

  • Master procrastinators trying to turn over a new leaf
  • Entrepreneurs trying to reach their full potential
  • Organizational leaders interested in the psychology of productivity

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Routines & Habits Books: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

Do Nothing

Celeste Headlee
How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving
4.2 (272 ratings)
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What's Do Nothing about?

Do Nothing (2020) argues that our obsession with efficiency and productivity has led us to underestimate the power of leisure. Tracing the rise of efficiency in previous centuries, as well as the present-day consequences of stretching ourselves too thin, author Celeste Headlee claims that we need to begin to allow ourselves to experience the true joy of idleness.

Who should read Do Nothing?

  • Productivity junkies who need a reason to wind down
  • Overworked employees trying to learn how to de-stress
  • Working parents who never make time for themselves

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Routines & Habits Books: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

The Bullet Journal Method

Ryder Carroll
Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
4.2 (285 ratings)
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What's The Bullet Journal Method about?

The Bullet Journal Method (2018) by Ryder Carroll breaks down bullet journaling: the planning and productivity system your most organized friend is definitely already using. Use bullet journaling to clarify, prioritize, schedule, and reflect on your tasks and goals. You’ll never miss an appointment or lose track of a great idea again. 

Who should read The Bullet Journal Method?

  • People who write to-do lists but never seem to finish them
  • Productivity pros keen to try the system that’s revolutionized personal planning
  • Dreamers who want to turn vague plans into a reality

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Routines & Habits Books: SuperLife by Darin Olien

SuperLife

Darin Olien
The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
4.2 (269 ratings)
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What's SuperLife about?

SuperLife (2015) is the missing manual for your body. By outlining the five life forces fundamental to human well-being, it explains how you can harness these forces to optimize your health, feel amazing, and live long into the future.

Who should read SuperLife?

  • Future-minded people concerned about their long-term health and longevity
  • Young and middle-aged people who are suffering from premature aches and pains
  • People who want to feel their best every day

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Routines & Habits Books: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge

Jeff Olson
Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
4.6 (353 ratings)
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What's The Slight Edge about?

What’s it about?

The Slight Edge (2005) explores the power of all the small choices we make every day. Far from being insignificant, they are a step in our journey toward success or failure.

Who should read The Slight Edge?

Who’s it for?

  • Individuals wanting to achieve success in life
  • People trying to develop new habits or stop bad ones
  • Entrepreneurs who want to build successful businesses

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Routines & Habits Books: Kaizen by Sarah Harvey

Kaizen

Sarah Harvey
The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time
4.6 (705 ratings)
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What's Kaizen about?

Kaizen (2019) is a guide to the improvement philosophy known as kaizen, which encourages taking small steps to complete ambitious goals. Already well established in the world of business and sports, this method can also be applied to personal development. Using practical examples, this guide explains how to take a kaizen approach to setting goals that’ll improve health, relationships, money, and work.

Who should read Kaizen?

  • Anyone trying to overcome a habit or take up a new challenge
  • Anybody wishing to improve an aspect of their life
  • Anyone interested in Japanese culture and philosophies

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Routines & Habits Books: Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood

Good Habits, Bad Habits

Wendy Wood
The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick
4.5 (634 ratings)
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What's Good Habits, Bad Habits about?

Good Habits, Bad Habits (2019) lays out the workings of human habits, drawing on groundbreaking new research into the psychology of human behavior. Combining the insights of neuroscience and lab-based experiments, it shows how we can harness our habits to change our lives for the better.

Who should read Good Habits, Bad Habits?

  • Ambitious planners who lack follow-through
  • Serial dieters trying to change their eating habits for good
  • Anyone trying to kick a stubborn bad habit

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Routines & Habits Books: The Science of Living by Stuart Farrimond

The Science of Living

Stuart Farrimond
219 Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine
4.0 (291 ratings)
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What's The Science of Living about?

The Science of Living (2020) explores the science behind things you do every day and debunks some of the common myths that shape your habits. By doing this, it seeks to help you plan your days better, so that you can live a healthier, happier, and more productive life.

Who should read The Science of Living?

  • Anyone interested in living a healthier, happier life
  • Those looking to squeeze as much out their days as possible
  • Workaholics, insomniacs, and oversleepers

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Routines & Habits Books: The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

The Law of Success

Napoleon Hill
The 15 Most Powerful Principles for Wealth, Health, and Happiness
4.6 (869 ratings)
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What's The Law of Success about?

The Law of Success (1928) covers 15 valuable lessons that you can use to get motivated about turning your plans and dreams into reality. You can put these practical lessons into practice today. They’re designed to help you turn words into action, gain self-confidence, and thrive in any environment.

Who should read The Law of Success?

  • Inspiration seekers
  • Salespeople looking for tips on success
  • People interested in how to gain self-confidence

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Routines & Habits Books: Soundtracks by Jon Acuff

Soundtracks

Jon Acuff
The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
4.3 (383 ratings)
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What's Soundtracks about?

Soundtracks (2021) is a simple guide to ending self-doubt, hesitation, and overthinking. Instead of being at the mercy of your fickle and often unhelpful thoughts, you’ll discover patterns of thinking that can strengthen you, make you happier, and bring you closer to achieving your goals.

Who should read Soundtracks?

  • Lifelong overthinkers who finally want to start taking action
  • Negative Nancies who need to inject some optimism into their lives
  • Anyone who lets self-doubt interfere with work, life goals, or relationships

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Routines & Habits Books: Badass Habits by Jen Sincero

Badass Habits

Jen Sincero
Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick
4.4 (365 ratings)
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What's Badass Habits about?

Badass Habits (2020) is a lighthearted guide to developing positive habits. This manual lays out a step-by-step approach to breaking old patterns and creating new ones.

Who should read Badass Habits?

  • Stubborn people looking to drop old behaviors
  • Apathetic folks looking for some motivation
  • Anyone aiming to build better habits

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Routines & Habits Books: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Caroline Leaf

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

Caroline Leaf
5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking
4.3 (788 ratings)
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What's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess about?

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess (2021) presents a scientifically backed strategy for rooting out toxic thoughts. It breaks down the principles and tools of the Neurocycle – a mind-management process that changes toxic thoughts and their related behaviors into positive thinking and habits.

Who should read Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess?

  • Those looking to take control of their mental state
  • People grappling with the effects of trauma
  • Anyone curious about how the mind and brain are connected

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Routines & Habits Books: Fear Less by Pippa Grange

Fear Less

Pippa Grange
Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success
4.3 (376 ratings)
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What's Fear Less about?

Fear Less (2021) highlights the countless ways that fear infiltrates our lives, negatively impacting our work, relationships, and personal satisfaction. We may not even realize that we’re afraid, but identifying our underlying anxieties and insecurities is the first step to leading a more fulfilling, fearless life.

Who should read Fear Less?

  • Perfectionists who feel they’re never quite good enough
  • Private people who struggle with honesty and intimacy
  • Nervous fliers, anxious parents, commitment-phobes, and anyone else who’s afraid

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Routines & Habits Books: The Work-Life Balance Myth by David J. McNeff

The Work-Life Balance Myth

David J. McNeff
Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success
4.5 (502 ratings)
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What's The Work-Life Balance Myth about?

The Work-Life Balance Myth (2021) is a guide to managing stress and creating harmony across the key areas in your life using the Seven-Slice Method. Rather than divide your waking hours between work and life, the Seven-Slice Method recontextualizes life into seven key areas and demonstrates how spending time in each of them every day can help you overcome pressure and find peace.

Who should read The Work-Life Balance Myth?

  • Professionals seeking ways to manage stress
  • Parents struggling to juggle family and work life
  • Those who want more harmony in their lives

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Routines & Habits Books: Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer

Unwinding Anxiety

Judson Brewer
New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
4.7 (1,546 ratings)
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What's Unwinding Anxiety about?

Unwinding Anxiety (2021) breaks down the brain science behind the bad habits that keep us stuck. Have you ever tried to reason yourself out of binge eating, or procrastinating? Then you’ll know that it just doesn’t work. That’s because addiction and obsessive thought patterns are controlled by our instinctive survival brains, not our rational brains. Learning how to retrain our brains using mindfulness techniques will allow us to free ourselves from chronic worry, anxiety, and other obsessive habits. 

Who should read Unwinding Anxiety?

  • Chronic worriers who want a way to calm their racing thoughts 
  • People who want to interrupt addictive behaviors
  • Health professionals looking for new tools to curb the anxiety epidemic

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Routines & Habits Books: How to Think More Effectively by The School of Life

How to Think More Effectively

The School of Life
A guide to greater productivity, insight and creativity
4.4 (1,001 ratings)
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What's How to Think More Effectively about?

How to Think More Effectively (2020) is a simple guide to improving the way you think. Drawing lessons from sources as diverse as the feeling of envy and the prose of Proust, it lays out the characteristics of effective thoughts – and shows how you can start cultivating them.

Who should read How to Think More Effectively?

  • Reflective types who want to up their cognitive game
  • Creatives trying to release their inner potential
  • Anyone who’d like to feel a little bit smarter

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Routines & Habits Books: How to Change by Katy Milkman

How to Change

Katy Milkman
The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
4.4 (364 ratings)
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What's How to Change about?

How to Change (2021) is a simple guide to overcoming the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goals. It diagnoses our most persistent problems, from laziness to impulsivity, and presents a number of research-backed solutions to each one.

Who should read How to Change?

  • Serial procrastinators who can never get things done
  • Anyone whose bad habits interfere with their aims
  • People who’ve lost confidence in their ability to change

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Routines & Habits Books: The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt

The Power of Focus

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt
How to Hit Your Business, Personal, and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty
4.2 (320 ratings)
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What's The Power of Focus about?

The Power of Focus (2001) provides readers with the tools to focus their lives and work in a direction that fulfills their life purpose and brings financial success to their business ventures. Packed with practical exercises, the authors demonstrate the importance of successful habits, overcoming setbacks, maintaining win-win relationships, and asking the right questions.

Who should read The Power of Focus?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to revamp their game
  • Life optimizers seeking practical guidance to reach their potential
  • Anyone trying to become more proactive

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Routines & Habits Books: Everyday Vitality by Samantha Boardman

Everyday Vitality

Samantha Boardman
How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive
4.5 (416 ratings)
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What's Everyday Vitality about?

Everyday Vitality (2021) explores how we can cultivate resilience while juggling the small, nonstop stresses of everyday life. Those who thrive do so because they build vitality, a force of power and flexibility that allows them to handle difficulties. The people who cope best are the ones who find ways to turn their stress into strength through intentionality, purpose, and connection.

Who should read Everyday Vitality?

  • Anyone looking to alleviate stress in their daily lives
  • People interested in improving their quality of life
  • Those who are interested in achieving peace amid busyness

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Routines & Habits Books: The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins

The High 5 Habit

Mel Robbins
It's Time to Cheer for Yourself
4.4 (1,314 ratings)
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What's The High 5 Habit about?

The High 5 Habit (2021) offers a startling proposition: A single change to your morning routine can help upend your outmoded, self-limiting attitudes and kick your life into top gear. Interwoven with personal anecdotes and scientific research, this blueprint for life transformation makes self-improvement seem easier than ever.

Who should read The High 5 Habit?

  • Self-improvement and personal-development fanatics 
  • Anyone who wants to change but needs a strong dose of pep and energy
  • Armchair psychologists interested in the workings of emotional growth

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Routines & Habits Books: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

Discipline Equals Freedom

Jocko Willink
Field Manual
4.1 (797 ratings)
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What's Discipline Equals Freedom about?

Discipline Equals Freedom (2020) is your field manual to the art of self-discipline. It uncovers what you need to do to meet your full potential – and why being disciplined sets you free. 

Who should read Discipline Equals Freedom?

  • Fitness buffs looking for a new angle
  • Fans of straight-talking tough love
  • Anyone seeking inspiration to work harder

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Routines & Habits Books: Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1,331 ratings)
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What's Million Dollar Habits about?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Who should read Million Dollar Habits?

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

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Routines & Habits Books: The 6 Phase Meditation Method by Vishen Lakhiani

The 6 Phase Meditation Method

Vishen Lakhiani
The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals, and Make Magic in Minutes a Day
4.6 (491 ratings)
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What's The 6 Phase Meditation Method about?

The 6 Phase Meditation Method (2022) is a ground-breaking transformational guide divided into six distinct phases. In as little as 20 minutes, you can reclaim your life and reap the many practical benefits of meditation.

Who should read The 6 Phase Meditation Method?

  • Failed meditation experimenters
  • Time-poor self-improvers
  • Mental-fitness geeks

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Routines & Habits Books: Be Your Future Self Now by Benjamin Hardy

Be Your Future Self Now

Benjamin Hardy
The Science of Intentional Transformation
4.5 (609 ratings)
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What's Be Your Future Self Now about?

Be Your Future Self Now (2022) is a guide to defining your future self – and making sure you get there. It walks readers through the seven threats to your future self, the seven truths about your future self, and the seven steps you can take to be your future self today. 

Who should read Be Your Future Self Now?

  • Those ready to take their careers and lives to the next level
  • Individuals seeking clarity on their future
  • Anyone frustrated by unsuccessful New Year’s resolutions

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Routines & Habits Books: One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer

One Small Step Can Change Your Life

Robert Maurer
The Kaizen Way
4.7 (974 ratings)
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What's One Small Step Can Change Your Life about?

One Small Step Can Change Your Life (2004) is a practical self-help guide inspired by the concept of kaizen – change through small steps. It suggests a variety of simple techniques that can help anyone improve their lives and make lasting changes, one small step at a time.

Who should read One Small Step Can Change Your Life?

  • People struggling to achieve their health goals
  • Writers, artists, or other creatives who feel blocked
  • Anyone who’s feeling pessimistic or demotivated

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Routines & Habits Books: Peak Mind by Amishi Jha

Peak Mind

Amishi Jha
Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, 12 Minutes a Day
4.6 (726 ratings)
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What's Peak Mind about?

Peak Mind (2021) provides a cutting-edge overview of the science of attention – looking at the various ways your mind focuses and pays attention, as well as the factors that cause our mental vigilance to lapse and weaken over time. What’s more, it lays out a simple, easy-to-follow regimen to keep your mind in tip-top shape – even as you deal with the ups and downs of life.

Who should read Peak Mind?

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the frontiers of neuroscience
  • Distractible procrastinators trying to find their focus
  • Mindfulness skeptics interested in the science underpinning the practice

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Routines & Habits Books: Procrastination by Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen

Procrastination

Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen
Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now
4.1 (428 ratings)
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What's Procrastination about?

Procrastination (1983) is a deep dive into procrastination – and why people struggle with it. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it offers a tested program and tips on how to conquer procrastination tendencies.

Who should read Procrastination?

  • People seeking to understand why they procrastinate
  • Compulsive procrastinators looking for ways to improve
  • Friends or family of procrastinators who want to help

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Routines & Habits Books: The Everyday Hero Manifesto by Robin Sharma

The Everyday Hero Manifesto

Robin Sharma
Activate Your Positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve The World
4.2 (876 ratings)
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What's The Everyday Hero Manifesto about?

The Everyday Hero Manifesto (2021) is a how-to primer for becoming the hero of your own life. It’s full of detailed plans interspersed with short essays, anecdotes, and even poetry to help you become happier, more productive, and more successful.

Who should read The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

  • Anyone stuck in a rut
  • Go-getters looking to improve their career trajectory
  • Self-improvement seekers searching for practical guides and techniques

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Routines & Habits Books: The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest

The Mountain Is You

Brianna Wiest
Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery
4.6 (1,151 ratings)
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What's The Mountain Is You about?

The Mountain Is You (2020) can help you recognize the negative patterns in your life and what they are really telling you. Changing those patterns will be like climbing a mountain and the reward will be unlocking your own potential.

Who should read The Mountain Is You?

  • People with bad habits that they want to understand and change 
  • Those looking to maximize their potential
  • Anyone who feels stuck

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Routines & Habits Books: Reinventing Your Life by Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko

Reinventing Your Life

Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko
The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behaviour...and Feel Great Again
4.4 (341 ratings)
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What's Reinventing Your Life about?

Reinventing Your Life (1994) is a manual on how to pull yourself out of negative habits and improve your life. By identifying key stumbling blocks to growth – or “lifetraps” – and presenting ways to overcome them, it guides you toward sustainable personal growth and happiness.

Who should read Reinventing Your Life?

  • Anyone who feels stuck in the same old negative loop
  • People looking to understand themselves better
  • Psychology buffs

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Routines & Habits Books: 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

1-2-3 Magic

Thomas W. Phelan
Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
3.8 (101 ratings)
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What's 1-2-3 Magic about?

1-2-3 Magic (1995) is a clear and thorough guide to one of the most difficult yet important aspects of parenting: discipline. By outlining essential parenting principles and demonstrating simple and immediately applicable techniques, it creates a roadmap for taking back control of your home and building a much more enjoyable relationship with your child. Whether your goal is to stop the bad behavior of a tantrum-prone toddler or encourage good behavior in your pre-teen, this revised sixth edition will give you the tools you need to discipline responsibly.

Who should read 1-2-3 Magic?

  • Overwhelmed parents of younger children who need to adopt a new approach to discipline
  • Exhausted carers of pre-teens who want to have more control over bad behavior
  • Anyone who feels like they spend more time fighting than having fun with their child

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Routines & Habits Books: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
4.5 (1,492 ratings)
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What's Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself about?

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012) shows you how to tap into your mind's unlimited potential and transform your life from the inside out. Get ready to break free from limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and become the master of your destiny.

Who should read Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself?

  • Aspiring mind benders
  • Change seekers
  • Wellness warriors

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Routines & Habits Books: The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

The Creative Act

Rick Rubin
A Way of Being
4.6 (403 ratings)
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What's The Creative Act about?

The Creative Act (2023) is a meditative manifesto about what it really means to be an artist. It contends that artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity – everyone is inherently creative. To access that creativity you just need to commit to a creative practice. By cultivating an awareness of the world around you and allowing yourself to make lots of mistakes, you’ll be able to revel in the creative process, instead of fearing it.

Who should read The Creative Act?

  • Music lovers looking for inspiration from a world-famous producer
  • Blocked creatives who want to get over their fears and start making cool stuff
  • Spiritual seekers who want to learn how to delight in the world around them

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Routines & Habits Books: Built to Move by Kelly Starrett & Juliet Starrett

Built to Move

Kelly Starrett & Juliet Starrett
The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully
4.6 (335 ratings)
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What's Built to Move about?

Built to Move (2023) is your ultimate guide to building a better, healthier, more functional body. The concept is simple – it provides a handful of simple tests to assess your movement, and a handful of easy-to-follow routines to improve it. Utilizing the latest insights of mobility, sleep, and nutrition science, you’ll learn to keep your body and mind as fit as possible with minimal effort – no matter if you’re a couch potato or a world class athlete. 

Who should read Built to Move?

  • Couch potatoes looking for a minimal movement practice to stay healthy
  • Professional athletes looking to keep their body as fit as possible 
  • Anyone who wants to move better and without pain 

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Routines & Habits Books: The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter

The Power of Discipline

Daniel Walter
How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals
4.3 (1,002 ratings)
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What's The Power of Discipline about?

The Power of Discipline (2020) explores the biological tendencies within our brains that determine our ability to control our self-discipline. It shows us how we can refine these tendencies in order to develop improved self-disciplinary habits and reach our goals.

Who should read The Power of Discipline?

  • Anyone lacking some self-discipline in their lives
  • Those who need to ditch their bad habits
  • Goal-setters looking for advice on how to be an achiever

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Routines & Habits Books: The Art of Manifesting by Carolyn Boyes

The Art of Manifesting

Carolyn Boyes
Tap into the power of the universe to live your best life
4.4 (393 ratings)
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What's The Art of Manifesting about?

The Art of Manifesting (2023) is a handy guide to the practice of manifesting, or bringing the life you envision into reality. Packed with actionable advice and easy exercises, it shows how you can start to tune into the universe and transform your life. 

Who should read The Art of Manifesting?

  • Anyone looking to change their life
  • People curious about what manifesting is 
  • Those who know about manifesting and want to improve

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Routines & Habits Books: Love Unfu*ked by Gary John Bishop

Love Unfu*ked

Gary John Bishop
Getting Your Relationship Sh!t Together
4.3 (118 ratings)
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What's Love Unfu*ked about?

Love Unfu*ked (2022) is a no-nonsense, in-your-face guide to identifying and fixing the one thing that’s stopping you from having a meaningful and fulfilling relationship: you. By accepting hard facts about yourself and your habits, you can begin making the changes necessary to be the best version of yourself and stop being the problem that you don’t even know you are.

Who should read Love Unfu*ked?

  • The married or committed who’ve grown miserable in their relationships
  • Perpetual daters who are wondering why things never work out
  • Anyone looking for a more meaningful and satisfying relationship

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Routines & Habits Books: Pathways to Peace of Mind by Napoleon Hill

Pathways to Peace of Mind

Napoleon Hill
4.3 (309 ratings)
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What's Pathways to Peace of Mind about?

Learn to maintain positivity, shared abundance, good habits, and relationships with uplifting examples and practical strategies from the newly released Pathways to Peace of Mind (2023).

Who should read Pathways to Peace of Mind?

  • General seekers of calm in chaos
  • Group leaders who want more zen
  • Entrepreneurs desiring success without burnout

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Routines & Habits Books: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers

Sean Covey
The International Bestseller Updated for the Digital Age
4.4 (51 ratings)
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What's The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers about?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers (2011) invites teenagers to begin taking charge of their lives by teaching them seven habits that help them thrive and will set them up for a successful future. 

Who should read The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers?

  • Parents and guardians of teens
  • Teachers and other role models
  • Leadership coaches

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Routines & Habits Books: How to Be Your Own Therapist by Owen O'Kane

How to Be Your Own Therapist

Owen O'Kane
Boost Your Mood and Reduce Your Anxiety in 10 Minutes a Day
4.5 (222 ratings)
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What's How to Be Your Own Therapist about?

How to Be Your Own Therapist presents highly-effective techniques from evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Funny and humane, it outlines a simple self-therapy program to free you from unhelpful habits and tendencies, as well as daily check-in sessions that can be completed in as little as ten minutes.  

Who should read How to Be Your Own Therapist?

  • People wishing to learn essential therapeutic techniques to improve their lives
  • Anyone curious about initiating a daily self-therapy practice
  • Those eager to overcome negative thought patterns and adopt healthier perspectives

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Routines & Habits Books: The Procrastination Cure by Jeffery Combs

The Procrastination Cure

Jeffery Combs
7 Steps to Stop Putting Life Off
4.5 (686 ratings)
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What's The Procrastination Cure about?

The Procrastination Cure is a practical and motivational guide to overcoming procrastination. It offers strategies and personal insights to diagnose and address the root causes of this behavior, enabling readers to balance productivity and relaxation without guilt.

Who should read The Procrastination Cure?

  • Anyone who struggles with procrastination
  • People suffering from perfectionism or resistance
  • Anyone willing to introspect and develop self-awareness

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Routines & Habits Books: The 12-week Fitness Project by Rujuta Diwekar

The 12-week Fitness Project

Rujuta Diwekar
4.1 (281 ratings)
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What's The 12-week Fitness Project about?

The 12-week Fitness Project (2021) offers an alternative to restrictive diets that addresses health beyond the scale, creating sustainable change that draws on time-tested wisdom to improve overall well-being.

Who should read The 12-week Fitness Project?

  • Frustrated dieters wondering why restriction seems to work against them
  • Wellness seekers looking for better sleep, more energy and better digestion
  • Those looking to incorporate more variety in their diets while creating sustainable lifestyle change

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Routines & Habits Books: The Sleep Prescription by Aric Prather

The Sleep Prescription

Aric Prather
Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest
4.3 (187 ratings)
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What's The Sleep Prescription about?

The Sleep Prescription (2022) is a practical guide to getting out of your own way and changing your behaviors to set yourself up for a better night’s sleep. It features seven days of clinical psychologist and sleep expert Dr. Aric Prather’s best tools and practices for finally achieving the healthy, restorative sleep we all need to feel our best.

Who should read The Sleep Prescription?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their sleep
  • Those suffering from insomnia
  • People who want to learn about the science behind sleep

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Routines & Habits Books: Mindful Self-Discipline by Giovanni Dienstmann

Mindful Self-Discipline

Giovanni Dienstmann
Living with Purpose and Achieving Your Goals in a World of Distractions
4.5 (609 ratings)
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What's Mindful Self-Discipline about?

Mindful Self-Discipline (2022) presents a new perspective on self-discipline as a tool for personal empowerment, rather than a set of rigid constraints. It guides us through a transformational journey of harnessing self-discipline, underlining the significance of integrating self-discipline into daily routines to control base instincts, chase higher goals, and design a life that mirrors one’s deepest values and dreams.

Who should read Mindful Self-Discipline?

  • Mindfulness practitioners who want to enhance discipline
  • Those interested in practical self-improvement strategies
  • Individuals seeking personal growth and improved self-control

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Routines & Habits Books: The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda

The Circadian Code

Satchin Panda
Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Sleep Well Every Night
4.5 (152 ratings)
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What's The Circadian Code about?

The Circadian Code (2018) presents a fascinating look at the science of circadian rhythms – how human biology is timed in daily cycles. It reveals how small tweaks in things like the timing of meals, exercise, or light exposure can have an outsized impact on health and well-being.

Who should read The Circadian Code?

  • Frustrated dieters looking for a breakthrough
  • Anyone looking for better sleep or more energy when they’re awake
  • Health optimizers looking for simple daily habits than can maximize well-being

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Routines & Habits Books: The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

The Oxygen Advantage

Patrick McKeown
The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster and Fitter You
4.3 (310 ratings)
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What's The Oxygen Advantage about?

The Oxygen Advantage (2015) reveals how simple breath control can unlock untapped power to improve fitness, focus, and overall well-being. 

Who should read The Oxygen Advantage?

  • Athletes or fitness enthusiasts looking to gain an edge in endurance, performance, and workout recovery
  • Those interested in boosting concentration, mental clarity, and accessing meditative states through breathing
  • People looking for holistic health approaches rooted in evolutionary biology and ancestral lifestyles

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Routines & Habits Books: Clear Thinking by Shane Parrish

Clear Thinking

Shane Parrish
Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results
4.0 (286 ratings)
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What's Clear Thinking about?

Clear Thinking (2023) presents a strategy and tactics to improve your quality of reasoning using a concise synthesis of the insights from thought leaders in business, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. It begins with teaching how to discern when critical thought is most important and then to manage the factors that most commonly obscure real problems. It then shares tactics to optimally develop and evaluate possible solutions, choose the best one, and take action.

Who should read Clear Thinking?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their quality of thinking for better outcomes in life
  • Business leaders seeking effective decision-making strategies
  • People who want to establish better habits

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Routines & Habits Books: Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel

Don't Overthink It

Anne Bogel
Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life
4.5 (817 ratings)
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What's Don't Overthink It about?

Don't Overthink It (2020) unveils the mental entanglements that come with constant rumination, highlighting how overthinking can rob us of time and precious moments. Drawing on her own experience as an overthinker, Anne Bogel provides readers with tangible solutions to break free from the chains of repetitive, negative thought patterns. 

Who should read Don't Overthink It?

  • Individuals seeking personal growth
  • Avid readers of self-help and personal development
  • Admirers of Anne Bogel's work

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Routines & Habits Books: Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter

Scarcity Brain

Michael Easter
Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough
4.1 (266 ratings)
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What's Scarcity Brain about?

Scarcity Brain (2023) reveals how our ancient scarcity mindset now backfires in a world of abundance. Michael Easter traveled the world consulting innovators on tactics to counter scarcity cues – from a Las Vegas slot machine designer detecting triggers to coffee-making monks finding happiness in alone time. By understanding our cravings, we can shake the worst habits and use what we have better for a more satisfying life.

Who should read Scarcity Brain?

  • People looking to break bad habits and addictions
  • Those interested in the science behind human behavior
  • Anyone seeking to take control of their life and live more fully

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Routines & Habits Books: Time Management Secrets for College Students by Dennis Stemmle

Time Management Secrets for College Students

Dennis Stemmle
The Underground Playbook for Managing School, Work, and Fun
4.3 (35 ratings)
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What's Time Management Secrets for College Students about?

Time Management Secrets for College Students (2020) offers time management strategies for students to navigate the transition from high school to the unstructured college environment. It offers a potential solution to the troubling statistics that thirty percent of college freshmen drop out after their first year, and less than 60 percent of students finish a four-year degree within six years.

Who should read Time Management Secrets for College Students?

  • Incoming or current college students
  • Parents of college students
  • Everyone who needs better time management skills

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Routines & Habits Books: Building a Non-Anxious Life by John Delony

Building a Non-Anxious Life

John Delony
3.9 (145 ratings)
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What's Building a Non-Anxious Life about?

Building a Non-Anxious Life (2023) is a straight-talking manual for regaining peace and joy. It offers a six-step roadmap to navigating the stress-inducing modern world with intention and perspective – reminding us that while we might not be able to eliminate anxiety completely, we can reduce it significantly. 

Who should read Building a Non-Anxious Life?

  • Anyone for whom “stressed” has become the default mode 
  • Individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma 
  • People who want to improve their health and relationships 

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Routines & Habits Books: Be the Unicorn by William Vanderbloemen

Be the Unicorn

William Vanderbloemen
12 Data-Driven Habits That Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest
4.2 (393 ratings)
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What's Be the Unicorn about?

Be the Unicorn (2023) offers a comprehensive guide to achieving personal and professional success by detailing 12 key habits that distinguish exceptional leaders in today’s competitive world. It emphasizes the importance of developing these habits to stand out, become irreplaceable, and excel in various work environments, particularly in the context of a rapidly evolving job landscape influenced by AI technology.

Who should read Be the Unicorn?

  • Aspiring leaders seeking success and personal growth
  • Professionals adapting to a competitive, evolving work environment
  • Those interested in soft skills development and leadership excellence

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Routines & Habits Books: To Hell with the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke

To Hell with the Hustle

Jefferson Bethke
Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World
3.4 (249 ratings)
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What's To Hell with the Hustle about?

To Hell with the Hustle (2019) examines modern society's obsession with productivity and constant busyness. It advocates for a more intentional and purposeful way of living that rejects the relentless pursuit of hustle culture, instead emphasizing the importance of rest, relationships, and spiritual health.

Who should read To Hell with the Hustle?

  • Professionals seeking a balanced, less hectic lifestyle
  • Individuals questioning modern productivity and hustle culture
  • Anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth

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Routines & Habits Books: Dopamine Detox by Thibaut Meurisse

Dopamine Detox

Thibaut Meurisse
A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things
4.4 (483 ratings)
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What's Dopamine Detox about?

Dopamine Detox (2020) is a concise guide that addresses a prevalent issue in today's distraction-filled world, offering you practical strategies to overcome procrastination and enhance focus. It reveals the impact of excessive dopamine stimulation on your ability to concentrate and tackle demanding tasks. Through a step-by-step approach, it empowers you to implement a dopamine detox in just 48 hours, enabling you to regain control over your attention and pursue your goals with renewed clarity.

Who should read Dopamine Detox?

  • Chronic procrastinators
  • Goal-setters struggling to find motivation
  • Professionals seeking enhanced productivity methods

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Routines & Habits Books: The Art of Laziness by Library Mindset

The Art of Laziness

Library Mindset
Overcome Procrastination & Improve Your Productivity
4.3 (95 ratings)
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What's The Art of Laziness about?

The Art of Laziness (2024) is a transformative guide to improving your productivity, offering practical strategies for personal and professional growth. Through the dual focus of mindset and action, it teaches you how to overcome procrastination, harness your best work, and realize your full potential. 

Who should read The Art of Laziness?

  • Anyone who wants to kick the lazy habit 
  • Those who seem to work hard but go nowhere
  • People looking for their first self-help book

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Routines & Habits Books: 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day by Gin Stephens

28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day

Gin Stephens
The Ultimate Guide to Starting (or Restarting) Your Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle So It Sticks
4.4 (24 ratings)
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What's 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day about?

28-Day FAST Start Day-By-Day (2023) offers an original intermittent fasting program for forming lasting habits, even after prior lapses. Simple daily check-ins build self-awareness and resilience as readers discover renewed health over 28 days of time-restricted eating.

Who should read 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day?

  • Anyone seeking sustainable weight loss and improved metabolic health
  • People looking to boost energy, mental clarity, and general wellbeing
  • Individuals who've tried fasting before but struggled to stick with it

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Routines & Habits Books: Living the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Living the Artist's Way

Julia Cameron
An Intuitive Path to Greater Creativity
4.4 (163 ratings)
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What's Living the Artist's Way about?

Living the Artist’s Way (2024) offers a six-week program designed to strengthen your connection to your intuition and the higher forces that supply us with inspiration. By looking at day-to-day concerns, it offers ways to stay calm, motivated, and optimistic about your work. 

Who should read Living the Artist's Way?

  • Anyone seeking creative inspiration
  • People suffering from self-doubt
  • Artists looking for a more spiritual approach

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Routines & Habits Books: Hello Sleep by Jade Wu

Hello Sleep

Jade Wu
The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications
3.5 (21 ratings)
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What's Hello Sleep about?

Hello Sleep (2023) delves into the often-misunderstood nature of insomnia, emphasizing that the key to overcoming sleepless nights lies not in exerting more effort but in mending your relationship with sleep. It offers a wealth of concrete, science-backed strategies, aimed at helping you to rediscover a sense of wonder and appreciation for your sleep.

Who should read Hello Sleep?

  • Anyone battling chronic insomnia
  • Readers seeking science-backed sleep improvement strategies
  • Fans of compassionate health and wellness guidance

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What are the Top 10 Routines & Habits books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Rewire by Richard O'Connor
  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne

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When it comes to Routines & Habits, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Neil Fiore
  • Charles Duhigg
  • Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • Greg McKeown