Normally, I think that resolutions made at the dawn of a new year are silly. Surely we can decide at any point of year that enough is enough– that we must break our bad habits and form better ones. But, as the No Meat Athlete article In Defense of New Year’s Resolutions suggests, there just seems to be something magical about January 1st that makes us think that anything is possible! Personally, I can’t deny it!
If you ARE committed to changing your habits, best to consult the psychologists for some habit-breaking/habit-forming advice! I highly recommend the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, achieving success and being an overall *awesome* human being is to understanding how habits work. Charles Duhigg believes that our habits don’t result in our doom; they aren’t our destiny. Instead, we can swap out an undesirable habit for a desirable one. Sounds good, right? Learn more by watching the book’s “trailer”.
I believe that I spotted a copy of The Power of Habit at the Kyobo Bookstore in downtown Daegu, at Jungangro Station. If not, I’m sure that the lovely Sandy at the Buy the Book Café could track one down for you. As a last resort, you could also order it from What the Book? in Seoul– they have super-fast, Korean-typical delivery!