Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick

Paperback | December 10, 2013

byJeremy Dean

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At least one third of our waking hours are lived on autopilot. But habits of the mind do not have to control us—we can steer them. Drawing on the latest research, psychologist Jeremy Dean explains why seemingly easy habits can prove difficult to form and how to take charge of your brain's routines to make any change stick. Making Habits, Breaking Habits explains that it is possible to bend habits to your will—and become happier, more creative, and more productive.

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At least one third of our waking hours are lived on autopilot. But habits of the mind do not have to control us—we can steer them. Drawing on the latest research, psychologist Jeremy Dean explains why seemingly easy habits can prove difficult to form and how to take charge of your brain's routines to make any change stick. Making Habit...

Psychologist Jeremy Dean is the founder and author of the popular website "PsyBlog" (psyblog.co.uk), which is viewed by upwards of 1 million readers monthly. The site analyses—with wit, clarity, and erudition—psychological studies that are relevant to everyday life. Dean launched PsyBlog in 2004, when he noticed a dearth of smart, read...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:December 10, 2013Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306822628

ISBN - 13:9780306822629

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Table of Contents

PART ONE
Anatomy of a Habit


1. Birth of a Habit
2. Habit Versus Intention: An Unfair Fight
3. Your Secret Autopilot
4. Don’t Think, Just Do It!

PART TWO
EVERYDAY HABITS


5. The Daily Grind
6. Stuck in a Depressing Loop
7. When Bad Habits Kill
8. Online All the Time

PART THREE
HABITS CHANGE


9. Making Habits
10. Breaking Habits
11. Healthy Habits
12. Creative Habits
13. Happy Habits

Editorial Reviews

Curled Up with a Good Book, 1/6/13“Loaded with surprising information about the brain and human behavior, this book that lays out a strategy for taking charge of ourselves. We probably can't beat all our habits forever, but Making Habits, Breaking Habits offers a battle plan that allows us to know the enemy and sometimes evade it.”Philadelphia Tribune, 1/6/13“Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain's natural ‘autopilot' to make any change stickWitty and intriguing, Making Habits, Breaking Habits shows how behavior is more than just a product of what you think.”Spirituality & Practice, 1/15/13“[A] fascinating bookDean demonstrates a knack for cutting through generalities and cutting to the heart of the matter. Making Habits, Breaking Habits will shed new light on your own private and public behavior and the many quests for change that you undertake in your everyday life.”VIVmag.com, 1/17/13“What really stands out in Dean's bookis the insight behind habits and their unconscious nature and often, their benefitsFull of anecdotes and interesting studies, Making Habits, Breaking Habits is an engaging read.”