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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Carol Youmans Auburn, CA 03-16-15
    Carol Youmans Auburn, CA 03-16-15
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK! ONTO SUPER PRODUCTION FOR ME!"
    What made the experience of listening to Habit Stacking the most enjoyable?

    I really liked this book. I originally bought the eBook from Amazon. But, because of my busy schedule ...I was having a hard time sitting down and reading it. I decided to purchase the audio version too and I'm glad I did. Now I have both versions and can refer to the written version and highlight the most important parts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book gives me things I can do RIGHT NOW to improve my life and increase my income.


    What does Greg Zarcone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Greg Zarcone is a great narrator. He has a nice voice that's easy to listen to. He doesn't talk too fast (where you have a hard time following). And he doesn't talk too slow (where you start getting bored). I was able to listen to the book over a weekend rather than never getting through it.


    What did you learn from Habit Stacking that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned who to create ...
    1) a morning routine
    2) a production routine
    3) a bedtime routine

    I've had each of the above three somewhat in place on my own in the past, but I've never been consistent. I work from home and get very frustrated with interruptions and low production on my end. I realized that I need to put much more discipline into my life if I want to reach my goals.


    Any additional comments?

    S. J. Scott is a "down to earth" "in the trenches" kinda guy. He knows what it's like working from home and what it takes to be successful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paige 03-15-15
    Paige 03-15-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Different Approach"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Interesting and different approach. Good, easy listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Habit Stacking?

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    What does Greg Zarcone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    n/a


    What did you learn from Habit Stacking that you would use in your daily life?

    Focusing on changing routines instead of focused on simple actions.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea FARMINGTON, MI, United States 03-05-15
    Andrea FARMINGTON, MI, United States 03-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very informative. "

    I learned several useful tips to start implementing new habits in my life. Would definitely recommend.

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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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