#Review #SelfHelp ~~ Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, PhD
The Small Changes That Change Everything
written by BJ Fogg, PhD, founder of the Behaviour Design Lab, Stanford
Publishing 1st January 2020 in Trade Paperback by Virgin Books
Not the typical review you read here at Blushing Babes Are Up All Night Book Blog but I bet this book would be helpful to most who frequent our reviews.
We have all been there – making resolutions, making plans to change in our lives – to be a better parent, a better partner, lose weight, exercise more…we have all be there and we have all failed at one point or another.
This book looks at our behaviors and helps you “re-think” and approach your goals in a new and totally different way. There were times I felt I had to read a paragraph or sentence two to three times to understand it all. It was confusing at times but with repeated reading- the understanding began to come to me.
I had breast cancer last year and changing my diet for nutritional and dietary reasons is necessary to help reduce recurrence and yeah – weight loss should be a side effect of this. This book has helped me make some “Tiny” changes to my daily life to help me achieve this goal. These “tiny” changes have already made HUGE changes in my life in just a few weeks that I have been instituting them.
I am a work in progress and this book helped teach me that and helped me change the way I look at life in so many ways.
A book twenty-years in the making, from the legendary researcher whose Stanford class included the co-founder of Instagram, and who successfully trialled his research on 40,000 people, and famously, himself (losing twenty pounds in the process). BJ Fogg’s simple method creates proven results for all behavioural issues – from weight loss and better sleep, to quitting smoking.
Imagine never having to make a New Year’s Resolution again. Let’s face it; those are over by February anyway. There are myriad books on how to lose weight, how to sleep better, how to perform better on the job, how to have better sex, and so on. This January, Tiny Habits reveals how to finally keep these promises by introducing a simple, yet incredibly effective life-hack. The message is simple: pick the right habits for you, and start tiny.
Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything is written by one of the world’s leading experts in habit formation, BJ Fogg.
He’s arguably the most sought after speaker on this subject, the one whose research and methods other books quote. Fogg’s method has influenced the likes of Mike Krieger (whose idea for Instagram was seeded in one of Fogg’s classes), Tim Ferriss (NYT bestselling author), Tony Fadell (inventor of the iPod), Bo Eason, Robert Sutton, Dean Eckles, and more.
Tiny Habits will reveal:
- Why “willpower” is the wrong approach to losing weight, sleeping better or exercising more. Why goal-setting doesn’t work (and being flexible is crucial). Why change feels hard, and how the Tiny Habits method works to make it feel easy.
- Through practical exercises and case studies (including Fogg’s own life) he expertly guides the reader through four steps
About BJ Fogg
BJ Fogg is the founder and director of the Behaviour Design Lab at Stanford. In addition to his research, Fogg teaches Boot Camps in Behaviour Design for industry innovators and also leads the Tiny Habits Academy helping people around the world. One of Fortune’s ‘10 New Gurus You Should Know,’ he lives in Northern California and Maui.
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1. Identify and clarify the desired outcome or aspiration.
2. Uncover the specific behaviours needed to change to reach the outcome. 3. Make that behaviour small. Then make it smaller. Then make it TINY.
4. Find ways to trigger these tiny behaviours, and crucially: celebrate them.
• Untangling “bad habits” and how to influence other people to create good habits, plus much more.
BJ’s Tiny Habits method is easy (and fun) to learn, and the more stressed and time-poor we are, the more appropriate this approach is. There are no tricks here, no weird fads, it’s basic, evidence-based science. This is the first time BJ’s method has appeared in print, having never appeared in peer journals or academic writing. Tiny Habits is accessible and readable, and has already changed lives – now for the first time it’s available to the general public.
BJ is available for interviews, to write original pieces (essays, tips lists, etc.), to create original content (videos, demonstrations), and to connect with producers, editors, and reporters on science, psychology, health & wellness, career, men’s interest, women’s interest, lifestyle, entertainment, family & parenting, books & literature, self-improvement, and fitness beats. Excerpts from Tiny Habits are also available.
Who can use Tiny Habits?
Anyone, really, but especially…
✓ Men and women of any age who have struggled to change behaviour, especially with habits related to health, stress, or relationships. This book is especially useful for
those aged 50+, who may feel set in their ways.
✓ Health professionals (physicians, dieticians, coaches, etc.) who want to help their
patients/clients make lasting changes.
✓ Executives who want their employees to be more productive and successful, and
employees who want to improve their performance for promotion, job satisfaction, lower stress, and increased mental health.
✓ Those who struggle with bad habits who have tried to change and have almost given up. This book contains proven guidance for stopping unwanted behaviours for good.
✓ Parents who want to prepare their children for success in the real world.
✓ Adults in relationships who are looking for ways to improve their connection and
intimacy with their partners.