Folks, we have been living in 2020 for less than 2 weeks, and at least a quarter of us are already struggling to keep our resolutions. Breaking old habits is hard, even when you know that making positive changes will be the most beneficial to you in the long run. For example, if you want to be a functional human being, it’s a good idea to get enough sleep every night instead of listening to true crime podcasts until 3 AM, but… just one more episode…
If you’re anything like us, sheer determination alone might not be enough to make your goals “stick” in the long run. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there that can teach you how to hold yourself accountable, set realistic goals, and break bad habits. During your commute this week, consider listening to one of these audiobooks for some expert advice and guidance.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
This book was written by Dr. Joe Dispenza, a renowned researcher, speaker, and author, and it’s full of inspirational and practical tools for overcoming bad habits and becoming the best version of yourself. Step by step, Dr. Dispenza outlines his effective, no-nonsense approach that has helped thousands of people in dozens of countries change their lives for good.
Taking baby steps can help you ease yourself into new routines and habits, instead of attempting to adjust to drastic changes, like suddenly deciding to follow a strict vegan diet. Micro-Resilience, by Bonnie St. John – yes, the Olympic medalist – and her husband Allan P. Haines, offers strategies and real-life testimonies from people who have managed to make positive differences in their lives by making slight adjustments to their daily routines. Micro-resilience techniques can help you manage stress, prevent burnout, increase your energy levels, and more.
Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
This New York Times bestseller strikes the perfect balance between entertaining anecdotes and empowering advice. Author Gary John Bishop writes that this book is a comprehensive guide that will help you “become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself.” If you’re often bogged down by negative thoughts or self-talk, this audiobook is a must!
The Science of Getting Started
Although it’s often labeled as “lazy,” procrastination is commonly a side effect of perfectionism. Author Patrick King will help you recognize your psychological roadblocks and teach you how to defeat your perfectionistic mindset whenever you’re tempted to put something off. You may be surprised how much you can really accomplish when you stop procrastinating for good!
The Power of Habit
In case you couldn’t tell from how many times we’ve quoted this book recently, we’re pretty big fans of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit. This audiobook goes a little deeper than “here’s how to start doing better things,” and talks about what habits are in essence and how they work in people’s lives. If you’re trying to better understand how your current habits work and how you can change them, this can be a good place to start learning!
Save one (or a few) of these awesome habit-focused audiobooks and get ready for a fun commute!