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Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

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Novelist Jean Rhys observed, “One is born either to go with or to go against.”
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Habits make change possible by freeing us from decision making and from using self-control
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Surprisingly, stress doesn’t necessarily make us likely to indulge in bad habits; when we’re anxious or tired, we fall back on our habits, whether bad or good.
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habits eliminate the need for self-control.
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We repeat about 45 percent of our behavior almost daily
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Before I started, I hadn’t been making the most of my opportunities to create the life I wanted. Now, all that I’d learned about habits was helping me to make my life better than before, and step by step, to make my life more nearly my Utopia.
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It struck me, in fact, that all of my work on habits and happiness was meant to help us construct, as much as possible, just that: everyday life in Utopia. Everyday life with deep, loving relationships and productive, satisfying work; everyday life with energy, health, and productivity; everyday life with fun, enthusiasm, and engagement, with as little regret, guilt, or anger as possible.
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What will make our lives happier in the long run?
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person we can change is ourselves
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can build our habits only on the foundation of our own nature.
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good habits are something that must be learned, but can’t be taught.
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with it.”

The presence of other people can influence our habits in another way: when we’re in a social situation, usually we want to fit in.
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“Salt makes you hungry
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habits reflect our identity.
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But it turns out that clarity is an extremely important element of habits, and extremely practical, too.
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It took me a long time to grasp the importance of the Strategy of Clarity; I’m always eager to focus on the concrete, and “clarity” seemed somewhat abstract.
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People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply: by the lives they lead.
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And when we understand ourselves better, we can do a better job of shaping our habits.
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is by studying little things, that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.”
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These small, everyday actions had their own value; the pressure of my daily habits would mold my future.
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