The Book of Good Habits: Creative Ways to Enrich Your Life

The Book of Good Habits: Creative Ways to Enrich Your Life

by Dirk Mathison
     
 
What is a good habit? It could be something as practical as turning off the TV when there's nothing good on, as sublime as drinking green tea out of a blue cup, or as seemingly frivolous as humming the overture from Evita in a crowded elevator.

No matter how you define it, habits are the ways and means of our lives. As Dirk Mathison points out, it's

Overview

What is a good habit? It could be something as practical as turning off the TV when there's nothing good on, as sublime as drinking green tea out of a blue cup, or as seemingly frivolous as humming the overture from Evita in a crowded elevator.

No matter how you define it, habits are the ways and means of our lives. As Dirk Mathison points out, it's only through the discipline of daily ritual that we achieve our goals. With wit, humor, satire, and a dash of cynicism, he offers nearly 2,000 smart tips, relaxing measures, and cheeky suggestions about the mind, health, safety, sex, love, friendship, parenting, and more.

At the heart of this entertaining book is the belief that if we change our daily behavior, our lives will change as well—that through our habits we give life to our ideas and our ideals.

Combining his own wit and cynical good sense with those of such philosophers as Confucius, Groucho Marx, and James Brown, Dirk Mathison urges everyone to acquire good habits. What's a good habit? A good habit can be:

Practical: Keep a pair of tennis shoes at the office so you can take a quick run or power walk during breaks.
Sublime: Put a single perfect flower in a perfect vase.
Ridiculous: Slap up. If you must slap, make it a habit to slap someone who makes more money and is more prominent than yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760769805
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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