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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 56 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 April 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007ROERCY
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change Audiobook – Unabridged
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I've done a lot of personal development, Tony Robbins etc, and feel I have a lot more willpower than I've ever had.
However, I was often beating myself up about several habits I wasn't able to inculcate or things I wasn't able to do.
This book helped me look at myself more compassionately. It made me realise that actually every single day was pretty much the exact same rehash.
Wake up, check phone, meditate, but if I went on the laptop then the meditation often got list, go to work, same schedule, same post lunch coma after a carb heavy meal, etc etc on through the evening.
And times when I tried to overhaul my habits caused me great stress, and I wondered if there was any subconscious story underlying it. There wasn't. I was just going against habit.
I've since begun to be much more aware of my habits. I don't use the internet in the mornings, have a carb light lunch, meditate first thing in the morning and first thing after I get home in the evenings, Ten thirty PM and my nighttime ukulele practice and journaling habit kicks in. I haven't fully incorporated the new habits, but gradually and gently going where I'd like to go.
I'm also aware of old habits I'd like to extinguish. For eg, that afternoon biryani addiction that results in a post lunch coma, and I find how easy it is to go there if I'm hungry or tired, cue a breakfast habit settling in.
Break the old pattern or habit, consciously aim to not repeat it, gradually and gently, very gently incorporate new habits and grease them into their own groove in my daily life.
If I fail and sunk back, re-evaluate and move forward again.
A daily check in or journal with the habits I would like to do less of, and the habits I would like to do more of also helps.
A beautifully, written, compelling read. Heard a voice in my head for years telling me I should read this. Glad I listened to it, better late than never. A definite recommended read to anyone suffering from poor habits, poor self control, procrastination or anyone who wants to change their behaviours and slot in new ways of being.