Building Healthy Habits

habit change


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. There are some great free resources on Charles Duhigg's site about breaking and creating habits.


Better Than Before is Gretchen Rubin's exploration of creating and breaking habits in her own life. She suggests numerous strategies for creating new habits. You are likely to find several strategies that will work for you.

Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits is a comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. You can access the first chapter for free on James Clear's website and access many helpful articles on habit.

Here is a youtube video of James Clear discussing how to get 1% better every day. If you're interested in exploring habit change more deeply, peruse James Clear's articles on his website. Sign up for his short weekly email for a weekly dose of habit change wisdom.

Time management


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a time management classic. This book is a great place to start when thinking about time management. If you build the 7 habits into your life, you will accomplish more of what you want to do. For a brief overview of each habit, visit their website.


In 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, Laura Vanderkam examines how we can re-allot the 168 hours we're given each week to accomplish our goals. She highly recommends doing a time log to track your time and discover how you're currently spending time.


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is another time management classic. David Allen's system for productivity helps you prioritize what needs to be done. His website also has some great free resources, as well.


If technology is your main distraction, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is a great book to read. We all need periods of time to work distraction free on tasks that require deeper concentration. If you have trouble completing those types of tasks, this book is for you.