Book Review: Small Move, Big Change

Our building has a library, and Small Move, Big Change is the latest in my rotating collection of overdue materials.  100% worth borrowing.  Also, worth purchasing, even though the author uses 200+ words to cover what could probably have been addressed adequately in 20.  That being said, the examples and context she provided gave me some ideas, so the extra words weren’t entirely wasted.

The short version?  Vague resolutions don’t work, so skip the “get skinny,” “get organized,” or “get healthy” resolutions.  They’re too vague.  Instead, make small resolutions that target habits and work like a habit works: cue, response.  Time to go to bed, brush your teeth.  You don’t have to think about it.  Small items turned into regular habits have huge impact.  One cookie every day turns into 10 lbs of weight gain, given enough time.  One less soda every day turns into 10 lbs of weight loss, given enough time.

My micro-resolution, which I’m still fine-tuning, is to get out of bed when the alarm goes off, no snoozing.  I’m down to one snooze, but now it is a matter of principle.  I think I need to quit the snooze habit.

Anyway, in this time of resolutions and optimism, consider ditching the big resolution in favor of Small Move, Big Change.

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Book Review: Small Move, Big Change

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