The No-Willpower Way to Break Bad Habits
Psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson shares some great advice about how to break bad habits without using willpower. Your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed. If you want to understand the science behind any bad habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, her audiobook, The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all! Today we offer an excerpt from The Little Book of Big Change.
Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, written by psychologist Amy Johnson, who teaches us that no matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Dr. Johnson draws on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality to illustrate a profound truth: you are not your habits. Your mental patterns are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Dr. Johnson shares a surprising truth about willpower: It often fails people when they are in the grip of their urges, and need it most. She also discusses how you can best approach the thoughts that urge you to give in to old behaviors. Great advice for anyone who wants to break bad habits!
Dr. Amy Johnson is a master life coach who works with clients worldwide through coaching programs, workshops, and retreats. She is author of The Little Book of Big Change and has devoted a large portion of her coaching practice to helping people end unwanted habits. Dr. Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and www.oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. Visit Dr. Johnson’s website here.
Check our our recent interview with Dr. Johnson: Surprisingly Simple Techniques to Overcome Bad Habits: A Conversation with Dr. Amy Johnson
Each time you feel deeply peaceful, your personal thinking is taking a relative break. Each time you’re in the throes of anxiety, urges or general uneasiness, your thinking has revved back up. This audiobook aims to point you back toward the wisdom that is already within you, so that you can use it as a guide.