Friday, December 23, 2016

Book Review: Habit Changers

Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals is not the first book by M.J. Ryan that I read. The Happiness Makeover was my first one. 

Habit Changers is described to be inspired by the Buddhist tradition of Lojong, or "slogan practice," meaning that "habit changers are simple, one-line aphorisms that, when recited, reprogram your brain’s automatic responses."  Ryan provides 81 such mantras and explains how to use them for best results. For example, for someone who tends to see the glass half empty, could practice saying, "Reach for the better thought" whenever their thoughts start to turn gloomy. Like any practice, this will eventually shift the thinking from auto-negative to intended-positive.

My favorite mantra from Habit Changers is "Build a bridge to the future on the pillars of the past".

If there's a habit you would like to change in the upcoming year, you might find Habit Changers useful, provided you are willing to actually do the practice!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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