Gretchen Rubin: The Secret To Habit Change
When it comes to health and wellness, there is nothing more powerful than our habits.
But in this modern, busy, sometimes even crazy world, what is the real secret to habit change that we all can apply?
Does it matter for better wellness that you get up early, never take a bite of vanilla cake again, do CrossFit or go running? Or is your tendency type so fixed so that you can eat what you want and still be healthy?
In this episode, we'll get the answers to all these burning questions and much more, as we uncover the secret to habit change with #1 New York Times Best-selling Author, Gretchen Rubin.
The Secret To Habit Change
I sat down with world-famous author, Gretchen Rubin, last week in the Wellness Force studio to dive deep into a powerful question:
Why do we do what we do?
What came next over the next 60 minutes was powerful knowledge and tools extracted from Gretchen's 10+ years of research to help us better understand our habits and behaviors so we can show up more vital, healthy, and fit in our lives.
Not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Our wellness force is the energy source that fuels us to be our very best. So today, we're tapping into, and getting more clear on your wellness force.
Gretchen Rubin: Make or Break Your Habits
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. In Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, she provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better than before.
She investigates the multiple strategies she’s identified that help us make and break our habits. After all, habits are the invisible architecture of a happy life, and when we change our habits, we change our lives.
The secret to changing a habit? First, we must know ourselves so we can suit our habits to our own nature. It was Rubin’s longstanding interest in happiness that led her to the study of habits because when she talked to people about their happiness challenges, they often pointed to a habit that they couldn’t make or break.
This pattern made her ask, “When and why can people successfully change a habit—or not?”
What It Really Takes To Change Our Habits
Many of us want to change our lives by getting rid of bad habits and adopting new habits. But changing something that is fundamental to our daily lives can be very difficult.
To get insights into how we can make effective and lasting habit changes, Gretchen Rubin explains the spark that lead to her researching how to use the power of custom habits to help transform our everyday lives.
On her own wellness journey and never-ending passion to master habits, Gretchen shares towards the end of the show how reading Gary Taubes book, “Why We Get Fat,” dramatically increased her body and health awareness by changing her diet to low carb; which ended up transforming her life.
But before anyone can transform their life, they first must deeply know themselves. Gretchen has formulated just exactly how we can tap into this self-awareness in a system she calls “The Four Tendencies.”
What Is Your Tendency Type?
Last month, I sent out Gretchen's 4 tendencies quiz to my social circles and here were the results:
Where do you fall?
Learn more about yourself and take the quiz
Are you a moderator or abstainer?
What are your habit loopholes?
Do you use the strategy of monitoring?
What is your tendency type?
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