Audible Recommendation – Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear

I recently listened to Atomic habits: An Easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear. I wanted to listen to this book as I often procrastinate quite a lot in my every day life and wanted to see how I could become more efficient in my personal life. This book was really insightful and showed me how I could make little changes and create new habit that will lead to a more efficient lifestyle.

The book looks at four simple laws to help set and maintain good habits, these are:-

  • Make it Obvious
  • Make it Attractive
  • Make it Easy
  • Make it Satisfying

Some of the individual habits he suggests can seem a bit obvious at times but I think until someone else tells you what you should be doing; it’s not really something  that you really consider actually changing. Sometimes it takes having it said to you in black and white for it to register properly within yourself and for you to then start to consider how you can start to bring these habits into your everyday life.

I would recommend listening to this book if you are looking to make small changes to your life that could make a huge improvement.

 

 

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Audible Recommendation – The Chimp Paradox – Prof Steve Peters

Another audio book that I have recently listened to is “The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters.

The acclaimed Mind management programme to help you achieve success, confidence and happiness. Listeners follow the easy inner chimp’ steps too over come fear and anxiety through understanding why self doubt and negative thoughts drive impulsive and irrational behaviours.

The inner chimp is our emotions often the irrational and impulsive side of us and the human is the more rational and logical side of us.

The books describes lots of examples of how the chimp takes over and how to take back control of the chimp to help to improve our life to find happiness.

I really enjoyed reading this book and really felt like I learned something from it. Out of all the books I listened to while I was on holiday this was one of the books I enjoyed the most. I even relate to this book in everyday life now especially when I start to get hangry and I just tell myself my chimp is playing up haha! Also, if one of my family members is acting a bit strange/irrational then I just think to myself that their chimp is out of control. I obviously don’t tell them this as they wouldn’t understand what I was going on about; but it helps me to find amusement in the situation.

Tuesday Inspiration

The most wasted of days is one without laughter.

E.E.Cummings

Fill in the blanks

If you could go on tour with one band for a week, it would be____

The 1975

Who would yours be?

Fact of the Day

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

Fill in the blanks

My favourite item of clothing is____

My black denim dungarees – they are so comfy

what is your favourite?