Don’t have enough time to read? Feel like there’s always something more important you need to be doing? The truth is that there isn’t – we all just make time for the things that are important to us. That’s why we built our list of the best books about building good habits. If you want to know what the best book on the market is, then check out our findings.
A list of great books to build good habits.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Why this book is amazing: This is probably the most popular book on building habits. It gives you a solid and proven framework for change that will help you build good habits and break bad habits. A must-read for anyone wanting to change their daily routine!
The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life
Why this book is amazing: There are so many things I love about this book. I know waking up at 5:00 am isn’t for everyone, but even if this isn’t what you want to do, there are lots of great lessons you can learn from reading this book. For me, this was especially the case because I’m self-employed and it’s easy to work all hours of the day. It’s all about getting up early, spending the first hour of the day meditating, journaling, reading, and more. And it gives you great tips for later in the day too, for example, getting out and doing some exercise in the evening and getting a massage every week. It’s worth a read.
The Habit Blueprint: 15 Simple Steps to Transform Your Life
Why this book is amazing: This book breaks down an individual’s behavioral changes into different aspects. Then it allows the reader to carefully assess their habits and implement necessary changes to their personality. This book will provide you with complete guidance on identifying and correcting habits that are negatively impacting your life. The book is written by a mental trainer, which adds credibility to the information provided. It is an easy-to-read book that contains simple language free from any kind of jargon so that individuals of varying age groups can understand it without any difficulty. This book allows the user to pick an easier habit first, then move on to the difficult ones. It would give individuals a sense of achievement which can help improve their daily lives.
Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Steve Scott
Why this book is amazing: The hardest thing one can do is to let go of a bad habit and adopt a good one. But this book has some killer ideas on effectively achieving your goals. Habit Stacking is a must-read because it’s to the point and creates urgency with its unique call to action. Due to this, you can build a new routine based on the provided suggestions. It has an overall positive impact on your morale as you take baby steps to make a lifestyle change. This book has no magic spell to turn your life around, but it motivates you to step out of your comfort zone. Once you begin to analyze your outlook toward your personal and professional goals critically, you are on the path to success.
The Now Habit by Neil Fiore Ph. D.
Why this book is amazing: This book is one of the best for people who want to combat procrastination. It is also a good source for someone who wants to instill good habits in oneself after all they have been through. If procrastination is a significant – or even little – problem in your life, this book is certainly worth reading. Although the strategies in this book are primarily psychological, it does not mean they aren’t extremely effective when utilized correctly. Furthermore, the approaches presented here are compatible with various personal development philosophies, so you won’t have to abandon what you already know and what works for you to embrace THE NOW HABIT.
Ways to Form Good Habits
Why this book is amazing: The author guides the readers to develop good habits to achieve greater heights. He asks everyone to program their habit attributes in the correct term and remove the wrong ones. These habits define our daily routines, and by making them productive, we can create an impact for a successful future. It is the perfect book to include the good habits in your lifestyle for better living.
150 Things You Need to Know Now That You’re a Grownup
Why this book is amazing: It is a fantastic read for anyone that wants to build some good habits. It goes through everything you should know and a lot of things that you don’t, you learn a lot about how you should be living your life and what things you can do to help yourself. The section on how much you should save each month made me become more money-conscious and really helped me build up the good habit of saving enough each month.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Why this book is amazing: Better Than Before was awarded the New York Times bestseller in 2016. It teaches readers how to break their bad habits and develop new and good ones. It would help the reader in finding their habit tendencies and provides them with a few simple tools to improve their habits. These tendencies can be – Upholder, Questioner, Rebel, or Obliger. Gretchen Rubin also entails her readers to track and plan their habits by using just two simple tools, a habit tracker and a calendar. Both these tools would help make bad habits unattractive and good habits easy to do. And makes you consider how your daily habits have a bigger impact on your life than you think.
“The Power of Habit”
Why this book is amazing: It draws upon a variety of anecdotes to demonstrate how the mastery of habits can transform our lives and help us reach great success in a short amount of time. Filled with research, academic studies, and interviews, this self-help book encourages readers to examine the roots of their current habits on a biological level in order to transform them in a lasting and impactful way.
Mindfulness For People Who Suck At Being Mindful
Why this book is amazing: Written in a fun, down-to-earth, easy-to-understand way, “Mindfulness for People Who Suck at Being Mindful” presents 6 shifts we can all use to build better habits, and find mindful meaning daily, reclaim our power and lead more fulfilling lives. A more mindful way is waiting for us all! You’ll explore areas including learning how to tell the difference between your inner critic and your inner voice, how to relate to others more mindfully, how to live more authentically, how to make better use of your time and energy and how to start making more mindful choices in all aspects of your life!
The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth
Why this book is amazing: He applies insights that stem from design thinking, which are usually used to solve large-scale projects. His goal is to make the readers realize the power of positivity and how we all have the potential to succeed in life. Roth takes us through a journey of discussions, stories, and recommendations that are designed to make life easier and create new effective experiences. Basically, The Achievement Habit is a gateway to overcoming the obstacles that life throws at us repeatedly, trying to harm our potential.
Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything
Why this book is amazing: Behavior change is hard, learning how to build healthier and more productive routines can help you become more intentional in your pursuit of happiness. This book will help to get to the root of past failures, develop more self-discipline, learn new strategies to resist temptation, and introduce more beneficial habits into my everyday life.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
Why this book is amazing: When building habits, it is best to know why you are building a habit first so you can stay the course. They say habits are formed when you do it for 28 straight days and I can definitely suggest that this book will tackle how to form a habit as well as finding your purpose. Once you know your purpose, building the habit comes easily. Hence, find your purpose first, then build the habit. This book will help you with both quests.
Essentialism, Greg McKeown
Why this book is amazing: When creating habits, we think it is important to achieve more by doing less, in the best way possible! In this book, Greg McKeown helps the reader clarify what is important to them and we think that is a great starting point! The goal before the goal, the selection of goals that are aligned and meaningful, is just as key as the goal itself.
Effortless, Greg McKeown
Why this book is amazing: In this book, McKeown presents a major reframe in thinking, asking, what if this could be easy? As nurses and coaches, we think cognitive reframing in goal setting is key! Oftentimes our clients get overwhelmed with their goal setting and feel that the things they want to accomplish are hard, just because these things are new or different. But taking a step back and asking if these goals can be easy helps us take a fresh look at our habits and goals, and see things we didn’t see before.