Sometimes we get wrapped up in the world so much we forget our own footing. The simplest of things become hard and unbearable. Sometimes all it takes is us reminding ourselves with one liners.
That is what this book is about!
I wish the mantras were in colour and not black and white or grey scale. I think it would add more and pack more of a punch. I wish the pages too were a little bit heartier so to speak.
Some of the mantras are golden. Some of them in my opinion are more duds. Some of them are hard to understand. "Don't be a "Fred"" isn't an intuitive reminder. You would have to go back and re read what in the world it means.
Whereas, "Remember your highest intention" "change it, leave it or accept it" and others are great mantras are that intuitive and can be crossed applied to many situations.
You can also flip through the table of contents and find what you need to work on and it works in a devotional sort of way. You can keep reapplying this mantras everyday and in different ways as you grow.
This will join other books such as 365 Devotions for Rest in a Christmas present to myself to help aid new years resolutions. Change and rest!
Table of contents
I really like because it breaks down the habit changing mantras into different sectors:
1. Introduction to Habit Changers
11. Decision Making
18. Problem Solving
21. Reorganization and Awards
24. Risk Taking
25. Self Care
26. Self Confidence
29. Work Life Balance
Book Description (from Publisher):
" What would you like to change in your life? Be more focused at work? Communicate more effectively? Find work-life balance? Make smarter decisions? Be more patient with your team or family? Have greater self-confidence? Less stress? Just . . . be happier?
Often, the biggest obstacle to change lies in our most deeply ingrained habits: those automatic thought processes that operate outside our consciousness, and yet have a profound impact on our behavior, shaping everything from how we respond to challenges to how we engage with others.
The good news is that we can literally rewire our mental habits for the better. In Habit Changers, executive coach M.J. Ryan shares the secret weapon that has helped her highest performing clients improve their focus, better manage under pressure, enhance their emotional intelligence, become more effective leaders, and more.
Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of Lojong, or "slogan practice," habit changers are simple, one-line aphorisms that, when recited, reprogram your brain’s automatic responses. Here, Ryan explains how to use the 81 Habit Changers that have demonstrated the most profound and lasting results. They include:
§ You can’t say yes if you can’t say no
§ Don’t push buttons that don’t need to be
§ Handshake your fear
§ Stand where you’d rather not
§ Remember your highest intention
§ Outsource your worry
§ Reach for the better thought
Our capacity to change is our greatest gift as human beings. Habit Changers will help you take control of your destiny and more easily achieve the success and happiness you desire."
Overall, I think this is a great book and good can be gotten from it. I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
* I received this book in exchange for my honest review*