10 Must-Read Books To Create Better Habits.

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This is a guest post by Katherine Rundell.

Want to improve your life in the new year? Want to step over your fears and boundaries? Then now is the time to motivate yourself to create better habits, as you dive into the new year. While most resolutions may fail, it’s still important to create a solid daily routine to avoid such pitfalls. As a result, you can live a happier and healthier life while achieving desired goals.

In this article, we’ll look at the 10 best books to get you started on creating better habits, and forming solid routines for you.

1. Drive — Daniel Pink

“Daniel Pink’s book focuses on self-motivation,” says Amanda Jones, a journalist at Assignment Help and UKWritings. “In his book, he teaches you some of the most powerful leadership lessons to learn, while debunking the biggest myths about motivation. The ultimate goal of the book is to formulate a well-functioning system of motivating yourself on a regular basis, and how to figure out and utilize what he calls ‘intrinsic motivators.’”

2. Atomic Habits — James Clear

Actionable, practice, and to the point, Atomic Habits is about “automating your life,” or the idea that you have to understand your system before aiming for your goals. In his book, James Clear offers psychological, scientific, and anecdotal evidence of habit formation, along with practical tips on how you can create a new habit while eliminating inadequate ones.

3. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work — Mason Currey

Daily Rituals calls on artists everywhere to achieve their goals through adequate habit-making. If you’re a creative, and want to rejuvenate your inspirations and motivations, then this book is for you! Mason Currey will teach you how to create good habits and achieves goals:

• Being an early riser

• Having great joy in a niche

• Establishing and keeping a solid routine

• Having no problem working long hours on their project(s), AND

• Taking regular walks

4. The Power Of Habit — Charles Duhigg

With The Power Of Habit, no longer will your developed good habits go unnoticed! Charles Duhigg will teach you how to build better habits AND stick with them moving forward. Such habits can be incorporated in life and in business.

5. Deep Work — Cal Newport

Deep Work focuses on how people have lost their ability to focus. In fact, in this tech-based world, attention spans are growing shorter, thus creating an attention-deficit economy.

Cal Newport will take you through why deep work is important, and how it can help you “get some real work done” in short time.

6. Taking The Leap: Freeing Ourselves From Old Habits And Fears — Pema Chödrön

Taking the Leap is Pema Chödrön’s way of helping people see how negative habitual thought patterns can be detrimental to one’s life. Drawing on the teachings of Buddha and its concept of shenpa (or exploring why people are obsessed with negative patterns), this book will show you how to recognize such patterns, and overturn them.

7. Mindset — Carol Dweck

Mindset explores a “fixed” mindset versus a “growth” mindset. Since one’s mindset determines the way they handle setbacks — AND one’s willingness to deal with such scenarios — this book challenges you to adapt a “growth” mindset, which can open doors to better opportunities in life.

8. Habit Stacking — Steve Scott

“Habit Stacking is about taking action, when it comes to establishing goals,” says Davy Porter, a blogger at Revieweal and Custom Writing. “This book talks about how making many small changes can eventually form into a huge positive life change.”

Habit Stacking also comes with the following:

• A list of 127 small changes, and how to make them, AND

• Personal stories and experiences on how “habit stacking” has changed people’s lives

9. Essentialism — Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown understands how people can be too busy to focus on things that they want to do. So, in Essentialism, McKeown focuses on the idea of “doing less.” With this unique concept, he introduces the idea of “essentialism,” which allows you to focus on what really matters.

10. The Creative Habit — Twyla Tharp

Finally, The Creative Habit consists of over 30 exercises that help you tap into your creativity. In addition, Twyla Tharp will show you how you can restore order and peace in your life in the following ways:

• Creating effective daily rituals

• Increasing self-knowledge

• Harnessing your memories, AND

• Organising the surrounding spaces in your life


Now is the time to create better habits for a new year! As you check out these 10 books, you’ll not only get a better sense on how to create better habits, but to also keep them for many years to come.

Good luck!

Katherine Rundell is a productivity writer and editor at Write My Essay and Masters Essay Writing. She is also a proofreader at Best Essay Services. As a lifestyle writer, she blogs about the latest trends in book-writing and the best books on the market.

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