Routine and Habits
The following books are all about how to develop new daily habits and healthy routines that are consistent with a life of long-term, sustainable, stable recovery.
“Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” is a relatively new book written by James Clear that provides a practical and straightforward guide to creating good habits and breaking the bad ones.
The book digs into the science of how habits work and offers impactful strategies for making them work to your advantage.
The book, filled with inspiring real-life stories and backed by scientific evidence, is a valuable resource for anyone looking to take control of their habits and, subsequently, their lives.
“Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2018
- Author: James Clear
- Number of Pages: 306
For those looking to make impactful changes in their lives, “Tiny Habits” is a great start.
It emphasizes that you don’t need willpower or big steps to bring about change; it’s the small, seemingly insignificant habits that can change your life.
Rooted in behavioral science, the book showcases practical steps to make these tiny shifts and celebrates the power of consistency over time.
If you follow Reaction Recovery on social media, you know that this is the song we sing!
“You change best by feeling good, not by feeling bad.”
- Original Date of Publication: December 31, 2019
- Author: BJ Fogg
- Number of Pages: 320
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen Covey’s guide is more than just a self-help book; it’s a blueprint for anyone looking to make meaningful, consistent progress in their life.
By teaching readers the value of principle-based living, Covey emphasizes the importance of habits like being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and putting first things first.
This is a classic that underscores the significance of adapting powerful habits to foster personal and professional success.
“Begin with the end in mind.”
- Original Date of Publication: 1989
- Author: Stephen R. Covey
- Number of Pages: 381
Atlas of the Heart
In “Atlas of the Heart,” Brené Brown dives deep into the emotions and experiences that influence our routines and habits.
By mapping out 87 distinct emotions and experiences, she gives readers the knowledge to understand their behaviors better and cultivate positive habits.
It’s a good book for those seeking to align daily routines with their inner emotional world.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2021
- Author: Brené Brown
- Number of Pages: 288
The Power of HaBit
Diving into the mechanics of habits, Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” unravels why habits form and how they can be changed.
By exploring the science of habits, Duhigg gives readers the tools to craft new routines and override old ones.
For those of us looking to reshape our daily patterns and create lasting change, this book offers both insight and practical advice.
“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2012
- Author: Charles Duhigg
- Number of Pages: 371
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