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Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less | [S.J. Scott]

Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less

Discover: How to add dozens of positive changes to your daily routine. Want to improve your life, but don't have enough time? Right now you could easily think of a dozen ways to instantly improve your life. Odds are, these ideas will only take a few minutes apiece to complete. The problem? You might feel like there's not enough time to do all of them. One solution can be found using the power of "habit stacking."
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Discover: How to add dozens of positive changes to your daily routine

Want to improve your life, but don't have enough time? Right now you could easily think of a dozen ways to instantly improve your life. Odds are, these ideas will only take a few minutes apiece to complete. The problem? You might feel like there's not enough time to do all of them. One solution can be found using the power of "habit stacking."

One Routine and Multiple Habits = Habit Stacking

We all know it's not easy to add dozens of new habits to your day. But what you might not realize is it's fairly easy to build a single new routine. The essence of habit stacking is to take a series of small changes (like eating a piece of fruit or sending a loving text message to your significant other) and build a ritual that you follow on a daily basis.

Habit stacking works because you eliminate the stress of trying to change too many things at once. Your goal is to simply focus on a single routine that only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Within this routine is a series of actions (or small changes). All you have to do is to create a checklist and follow it every single day. That's the essence of habit stacking.

In the book Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes Or Less, you will discover 97 quick habits that can instantly improve your life. Plus you'll discover how to create a simple routine (managed by a checklist) that you repeat on a daily basis. Even better, you'll discover a few tools that will keep you motivated and consistent. So even if you're completely stressed out, you'll still find the time and energy to complete these actions on a consistent basis.

By completing dozens of small habits on a daily basis, you'll be able to make giant leaps forward in your business, strengthen your personal relationships, stay on top of your finances, get organized and improve your health.

©2014 S.J. Scott (P)2014 S.J. Scott

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    Debbie United States 07-28-14
    Debbie United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2014

    Well researched thrillers Chriton-esque. Nonfiction: Science, medical, biography, "self-help" meta cognitive sub-genre, memoir, philosophy..

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    What did you like best about Habit Stacking? What did you like least?

    The point. The examples were tedious and trite. The idea of combining actions that are of a short duration, into clumps or groups develops a mini routine. Routines are beneficial. One example he uses I do. The first thing I do is make the bed. Now I see it would be easy to add on another five minute task to be performed immediately after it. When that becomes mindless, add another one. Maybe as many as five. But at least three. For that particular grouping. That is habit stacking. That is a good idea. It would be a painless way to develop more routines and habits beneficial to clearing my head and time management. Nothing about the book goes on to make any other point. So really one just needs to think about the title. What habit-stacking could possibly be.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was also somewhat tedious. Not the most pleasing voice ever.


    Did Habit Stacking inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I am going to floss and brush my teeth before I have coffee. Immediately after I make the bed. I am going to empty the dishwasher while the coffee is being made. Now I have stacked two more habits onto the existing routine I established of immediately making my bed. None of his other examples were beneficial to me. But the idea is. And I can create other habits stacks.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it was worth the few dollars it cost to buy the book and I listened to a little bit more than half of it. And I don't regret it.

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    John Moe 03-22-15
    John Moe 03-22-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great ideas, audio version is missing the list"
    What made the experience of listening to Habit Stacking the most enjoyable?

    I liked the concept. Build several small quick habits into a routine or add new habits to already existing routines.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    NA


    What about Greg Zarcone’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job. Material didn't lend itself to dramatic reading and fortunately he didn't try.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just eye opening. Instead of trying to remember 3-7 new habits, create a routine of them and learn the 1 routine.


    Any additional comments?

    This suffers from the same lack that many self-help books have in audio format. Lack of supporting or reference material. If I bought the book instead of the audio and I wanted to reference back to the suggestions he had for productivity habits, I'd open to the book to that page. Since I mainly listen while driving and walking, getting out a pen and writing 97 suggestions down doesn't work. I won't use all or even most of his 97 habits, but there were a few that caught my attention, until they were drown out by the next several suggestions.

    He even gives a website to go, where he posted the links and references to the tools/studies he mentions in the book. But no list of 97 suggestions is to be found.

    AND..now that I look at the site a 2nd time, I'll rescind the above comment. It is on the website but not as a link, its under a section marked important = ). Mr Scott does offer a free PDF version of the book if you email him (email already sent) and this review just upgraded from a 3 to 4 stars - thanks much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JOHN 12-19-14
    JOHN 12-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Another awesome book"

    This is the second book by SJ Scott I have listened to and am once again NOT disappointed. Wonderful strategies broken down to allow you the power to build your own system.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fireflyjane 06-21-15
    Fireflyjane 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall a quick reminder of how to focus on smaller task to creat habits."

    Great refresher with quick and simple ideas. I love concise books that provide valuable information.

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    Jill G. Iowa 06-07-15
    Jill G. Iowa 06-07-15 Member Since 2015

    Jill G.

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    "Interesting Listen"

    I thought the overall. content was interesting, the reason I gave it a 4 rating is because realistically the times needed would be more than the author's predictions. The book made me think on how I can make my life more productive and I will begin applying these habits now. I am going to recommend this book to my children to make their lives go more smoothly and get more out of their time; I wish I would have read this when I was in my 20 ' s instead of approaching my 60's! If I get one thing out of a book I'm happy ,I got a lot more than one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Paton 06-04-15
    Sara Paton 06-04-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Truly 5 minute or less changes anyone can use."
    Where does Habit Stacking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a book that will stay on my device, as it's a good simple and quick reinforcement of all the little things you can do to make a difference no matter what the area.


    What other book might you compare Habit Stacking to and why?

    Habit stacking is kind of like a quick how to guide for life and all that its linked to...Finance, Health, Relationships, organisation, leisure etc.


    Which character – as performed by Greg Zarcone – was your favorite?

    Greg's performance, was different to other readers of S.J. Scott's Work, and i didn't get the same sense of warm character from him as i did with another.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Change your life in 5 minutes (or less)


    Any additional comments?

    I do a lot of reading, audio based and S.J. Scott's works are simple to comprehend, have a great flow, and have helped reinforce many of my current habits whilst providing insights to creative further expansion through useful tips and perspectives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki 05-19-15
    Nikki 05-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good book"

    A lot of current suggestions to help build good habits. The reader was clear and had a personality. Definitely need to read more then once.

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    Blake Shaw 04-29-15
    Blake Shaw 04-29-15
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    "Worth Trying"

    The book is simple but if you use just one habit stack you can change or clean up your life with relative ease.

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    Brian 04-05-15
    Brian 04-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok Book. Happy I bought it"

    The author admits the things he's mentioning isn't ground breaking or hasn't been mentioned before but the tips and ideas aren't time consuming and can create a positive change in ones life. I think I would need PDA to really apply the habits. I really like the awareness the book brings that a little well spent time can go a long way. Also a pleasant voice to listen to. I'm happy for the purchase

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sneha 04-02-15
    Sneha 04-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Loved the book in general. however, I do feel that Mr. Scott underestimated the time required for each task. Apart from that, thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Marek
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    "Somewhat useful yet mixed with pop self-help ideas"
    What would have made Habit Stacking better?

    First and foremost checking that there is no pop psychology claims as "look in the mirror and say to yourself positive affirmations" that were disproved a long time ago.
    The idea of habit stacking itself is useful yet it could be described in 5 minutes with a couple of examples that are science based!


    Would you ever listen to anything by S.J. Scott again?

    NO


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Greg Zarcone?

    Narrator was fine


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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