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How the Strategy of Scheduling Helped Me Make a Habit.

In my study of habits, I’ve identified many strategies that we can use to make or break our habits. The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit-formation—and it’s one of my personal favorites. For most people, and certainly for me, there’s a …


With Habits, “It Helps to Adopt Simple Rules.”

Habits interview: Cass Sunstein. I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, my book about habits, which focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your particular habit to be.  (To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here.) As part of my research, I’ve read innumerable books and papers on various topics related to …


13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 13 tips for reading more. Of my hundreds of happiness-project resolutions, and of the habits I’ve tried to form, one of my very favorites is to Read more. Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite …


Revealed! Book Club Choices for July. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these …


Drumroll, Please…Announcing the Title of My Forthcoming Book on Habits.

I may have mentioned that I’ve been struggling to find a new title for my forthcoming book on habits. At last, I have a title, and it’s better than before. In fact, it’s…Better than Before! Better than Before: Making and Breaking Our Everyday Habits to Be Happier, Stronger, and More Productive (Really). The subtitle may change a bit, but that’s …