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Start 2022 Right: Transform Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Powerful Habits With Blinkist

From decluttering your life to reducing social media, make your New Year's resolutions stick this year with Blinkist’s powerful ideas.
by Rob Gillham | Jan 7 2022

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, work out more, and read more books. However, according to a study by the magazine U.S. News & World Report, most of our resolutions fail before the end of February. One reason why 80% of resolutions fail is our lack of free time, which doesn’t change from one year to the next. That’s where Blinkist comes in. According to the New York Times, the Blinkist app can help you achieve your New Year’s goals with powerful ideas that take just a few minutes to learn.

“Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. The app contains cleverly written digests—called Blinks—where books are broken down into their main arguments.”
– The New York Times.

If reading a nonfiction book is like a marathon, then Blinkist is like a high-intensity workout. The app takes a nonfiction work’s powerful ideas, key themes, and core principles and expertly reworks them into a 15-minute bite-sized explainer you can read at home or listen to on your morning commute.

The Blinkist app can help you build better habits and maintain resolutions in 2022 in several ways:

  • Achieve any goal with help from the app’s expansive library
  • Choose from over 500 nonfiction titles across 27 categories
  • Blinkist’s neuroscientific learning techniques help make powerful ideas stick in your memory
  • Powerful Ideas go where you go: enjoy audio explainers in the gym or read in your downtime

Are you ready to make your New Year’s resolutions stick? Below you will find 8 common New Year’s resolutions along with 8 Blinkist explainers that have the powerful ideas to help you transform your 2022.

Get a Better Job

This is the grandfather of modern self-help books. If you have career goals in mind for 2022, this is the book for you. Carnegie provides a masterclass in managing and dealing with people. From making a good first impression to disagreeing effectively, it contains all you need to know about becoming skillful, pleasant, and assured in your personal and business dealings.

Spend Less Time on Social Media

According to the Global Web Index, we now spend an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes a day on social media. You could make 71 cups of coffee or read about 33,000 words of a book in that time. Jaron Larnier believes it’s time we got rid of our social media for good, and if you have that goal in mind for 2022, then this book can give you the powerful ideas you need to succeed.

Make the Right Choices in 2022

When should I quit my job? How should I raise my children? Who should I vote for? We’re all forced to contend with life’s big questions. Nobody is better placed to explain the mechanisms which can help us make the right choices in 2022 than Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman. First published in 2011, his book Thinking, Fast and Slow revolutionized the way we think about how we think.

It tells the story of “two systems” of thought. The first is automatic and impulsive. The second is conscious, aware, and considerate. The trouble is, System Two is lazy and often puts its feet up while System One runs riot. Stuffed with actionable insights and advice, it is as illuminating a book as you could ever hope to read about the mechanics of the mind.

Make Better Habits

Rather than focus on breaking your bad habits in 2022, why not start a bunch of good ones instead? According to BJ Fogg, his method of making habits will make you happier, healthier, and more productive than ever.

His ground-breaking method reveals that the key to changing behavior is not about willpower; it’s about focusing on the things that are easy to change. Tiny Habits proves that, once you start doing the first, tiny action, the rest of the desired behavior unrolls naturally. You’ll have a gleaming smile, a zen-like mind, and a gut cleaner than baby’s conscience by Valentine’s day.

Eat Less Meat

Meat production takes twice the land and deforestation to feed people on meat-based diets than to feed vegetarians and vegans. But here’s the thing: Safran Foer is not even saying you need to cut out meat altogether. He says all we need to do is to go vegan until dinner to change not just our health but the entire world.

If eating less meat is on your menu of 2022 resolutions, look no further than this book. We Are the Weather is a rigorous investigation of climate change, what it means, and why humans seem so powerless to tackle it.

Be a Better Parent

Whether you are a veteran parent seeking new ways to grow in 2022 or you have a child on the way and want to get prepared, Philippa Perry’s bestseller is the game-changer you need.

“I barely use it, and it’s still 100% worth it. After listening to just a handful of 15-minute blinks, I am a better father. This is priceless. And there are so many categories! Less than $10/month for the full access is a JOKE compared to what you’re getting.”
– Richard Bitz, CRO expert

Perry reassures you gently but firmly that parenting is not a hackable chore, and children are not problems to be fixed or projects at which to excel. Ultimately, investing in your kids won’t make only them better people in the long run, but you as well. It is, in short, a book about relationships – the ones we have with our kids, ourselves, our pasts, and the world around us.

Meet New People and Make Friends

In 2021, the global pandemic has had a significant effect on our social skills – heck, even going outside was a big step for many this year. Talking to strangers is one of the most important things we do, and it can have the most profound effect on our successes and failures in life. If meeting new people is your goal for 2022, Malcolm Gladwell has you covered with the powerful ideas from his book Talking to Strangers.

New Year, New You

So you’ve seen how Blinkist can help you achieve your 2022 resolutions, why not see how else it can help you? After all, if our years were so full of accomplishments and joy, we wouldn’t need to make resolutions every year. So get the Blinkist app today and see for yourself.

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