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The Habit Trip: A Fill-in-the-Blank Journey to a Life on Purpose

The Habit Trip: A Fill-in-the-Blank Journey to a Life on Purpose

by Sarah Hays Coomer


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Live a life of motivation and purpose with The Habit Trip, an active journey to self-discovery, one micro-change at a time!

When something feels wrong, your routines are a mess, and nothing is working, you want to make a change. The impulse is to go big: start a ten-day fast. Work out five times a week. Quit your job, end your marriage, and move to Dubai — raze it all to the ground. But those drastic efforts tend to fizzle out before they've even begun. The Habit Trip maps the topography of who you are and what you love, revealing a personalized infrastructure for well-being that is hiding in plain sight.

The journey is divided into three sections:
  • The Situation: evaluate your life in ten areas to identify what's working and what's not
  • The Solution: find micro-doses of solace and strength to bolster your health and stability
  • The Payoff: amplify the power, peace, and presence that comes with knowing what matters most

The Habit Trip is an actionable antidote for stress and frustration, nestled inside of an interactive workbook in which you are the one and only expert. By the end of your rollicking journey (accompanied by a host of enchanted creatures), you'll have charted an easier way to roll through the joyful chaos of life, one habit at a time. Your challenges, your solutions, your way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762498987
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 562,742
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sarah Hays Coomer is a Mayo Clinic and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Prenatal Fitness Specialist with the American Fitness Professionals & Associates. Sarah is the author of two previous books: Physical Disobedience: An Unruly Guide to Health and Stamina for the Modern Feminist (2018) and Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness (2016). Her work has been featured in Shape, MSN, Thrive Global, the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Huffington Post,UTNE Reader, Bustle, andthe Tennessean, among others. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

I The Situation 1

1 Which Way Is Up? 3

The Orb

Pinning Your Location

2 Ten Areas of Well-Being 11











3 What Matters 35

In the Game Pivot Points

Reasons for Doing All the Things

Sabotage and Denial: Values in Action

An Interested Listener


4 Easy Like Melted Butter 5


The People You Love

Crushing It Skill Set

Your Turn

On Course

5 For the Love of It 67

Honey's Gospel of Positive Reinforcement

Judge and Jury

Your Favorite Things

Emoji Volcano

6 Future TBD 77

To What End?

Liquid Brick Road

Throwing Paint at the Wall

II The Solution 87

7 Pick Your Pleasure 89

The Mahogany Library

Parachute Men

Ten Roads and Many Questions

8 Microdosing Habits Action Plan 123

Presto-Chango Switcheroo

Go Micro or Go Home

Two Types of Habits

The Velvet Chair

One Small Stone

9 Emergency Plan 145

Free Fall

Emergency Reinforcements

III The Payoff 151

10 Power 153




Three Circles

Elastigirl Continued

11 Peace 173

The Goblin Spider


The Golden Dragon

12 Presence 183


365 Day Challenge

The Broken Is the Beauty

Porch Sit with Puppets

Further Reading 194

Acknowledgments 195

Endnotes 196

Index 201

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