The internationally bestselling author of Goodbye, Things shares insights and practices to help us embrace habits and become the best versions of ourselves.
Fumio Sasaki changed his life when he became a minimalist. But before minimalism could really stick, he had to make it a habit. All of us live our lives based on the habits we’ve formed, from when we get up in the morning to what we eat and drink to how likely we are to actually make it to the gym. In Hello, Habits, Sasaki explains how we can acquire the new habits that we want—and get rid of the ones that don’t do us any good.
Drawing on leading theories and tips about the science of habit formation from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and sociology, along with examples from popular culture and tried-and-tested techniques from his own life, he unravels common misperceptions about “willpower” and “talent,” and offers a step-by-step guide to success. Ultimately, Sasaki shows how ordinary people like himself can use his principles of good habit-making to improve themselves and change their lives.
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Making smart choices for yourself can become second nature. In this fascinating guide to forming positive habits, Fumio Sasaki shares his own journey to a more successful and fulfilling life, offering us an inside look at how to form beneficial habits…and make them stick. Drawing on social-science research and his own relatable anecdotes, Sasaki lays out in-depth instructions on how to break your counterproductive tendencies and replace them with positive routines. (Asking yourself “Would I want my kids to do this?” turns out to be a super-effective way of stopping yourself from making bad choices!) Narrator Brian Nishii’s warm, personable style makes Sasaki’s whole system feel easy and approachable. Whether you need a total life overhaul or you’re simply hoping to hone your time-management skills, Hello, Habits is just what you’re looking for.