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Habit Stacking: The Mantra to a healthy lifestyle

SJ Scott’s book, Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness, talks about changes that have the potential to improve your life

books Updated: Jun 11, 2017 07:40 IST
Rhythma Kaul
SJ Scott talks about the mantra of successfully adding dozens of positive changes to your daily routine.
SJ Scott talks about the mantra of successfully adding dozens of positive changes to your daily routine.(Getty Images)

As the name suggests, SJ Scott’s book — Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness — is about making changes.

This Wall Street Journal bestselling author’s book talks about changes that have the potential to improve your life, especially if you are always complaining of lack of time.

Scott knows the mantra of successfully adding dozens of positive changes to your daily routine and shares it with you through this book, which according to the author is a rewrite of his 2013 book of the same name.

“However, it has 3 times the content and has been rewritten from the ground up to give a better explanation of the concept of habit stacking,” he says. For the uninitiated, habit stacking is to take a series of small changes and create a ritual that you follow on a daily basis to make positive changes in your life.

“Habit stacking works because you eliminate the stress of trying to change too many things at once. Your goal is to simply focus on a single routine that only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Within this routine is a series of actions (or small changes).”

The book has 127 quick habits for you to include as part of your daily routine through examples, and steps that are quite easy to adopt.

All you have to do is to create a checklist and follow it every single day.

The best part is we all usually know what it takes to improve our lives but not many are able to successfully implement it.

Scott comes to the rescue of those who are struggling to make necessary changes, especially to achieve important life goals — career, health, finances and relationships.

There are also guiding points for those looking to lose weight, attain physical fitness and increase energy levels, things that are on many people’s wish list these days.

So, the book has 127 quick habits for you to include as part of your daily routine through examples, and steps that are quite easy to adopt.

The ease with which Scott runs us through the steps, makes one realise it really is not all that difficult. ‘All you need to do is to add a habit stacking routine to your day’.

Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by SJ Scott
Publisher: Oldtown Publishing LLC
Price: ₹1000 (paperback)