Learning about habit


Hannah Reed, Author

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is written in three different parts. Part one describes the habits of individuals, part two describes the habits of successful organizations and part three describes the habits of societies.

Each part is broken into smaller parts and each smaller part gives more and more information.

The heart of the book highlights that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive and achieving success is to understand exactly how habits work.

When reading this book, I realized that there are many habits that humans have that a lot of people don’t realize. For instance, toothpaste originally did not foam or “sting” after one brushed. These effects were added when companies realized that humans enjoy having something to let them feel cleaner.

I realized that the key to exercising regularly is to get into the habit of waking up and immediately putting on running shoes instead of pouring a cup of coffee.

This book is informational about the way the human brain and habits work. It interested me enough to pay $16 for it at Target, and I think it was worth every penny.