Monday, March 23, 2015

What I'm Reading

I finally got my hands on my pre-order, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin, last week. I've enjoyed it very much so far. I predict it will be life-changing.

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The first part discusses self-knowledge. Knowing yourself well is a great guide for developing habits that will stick. I feel that the author is a kindred spirit because we're both Upholders and Finishers who value simplicity over abundance. Conversely, since I am a perfectionist who puts a lot of pressure on myself, despite many self-imposed deadlines, I think I sadly delay something until I think I have plenty of time/energy/money/whatever to do a job well done as much as I can (which often never arrives and I gotta do it just before my deadline) and am thus a Procrasinator to her better Marathoner though. It would be a miracle if I got one week ahead on the Simple Pleasure Sunday posts instead of pretty much writing it on the Sunday it publishes.

I'm getting into the second part now. This is a book that I will read slowly. Once finished, I will be sure to review it.



8 comments:

  1. I'm interested to hear your review as I was considering buying it. I used to read Gretchen's blog but haven't read any of her books.

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    1. I haven't read her blog, but follow her on facebook and have enjoyed two of her books, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. I highly recommend that you read The Happiness Project first because she's references it often in Better Than Before. I am loving BTB so far.

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  2. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.

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    1. I do think of this as a blog with an audience, but I also see it as my personal journal. I have always had a diary. I love my blog and readers! I am not one for trends, but it is nice to be part of a blogging community.

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  3. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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    1. I will review this book once I finally finish it, so stay tuned!

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  4. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

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    1. Benvenuto! Welcome! Grazie. Thank you.

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