I’m enjoying Gretchen Rubin’s new book Better than Before. I loved her first two books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Through her books, I learned that I’m an “obliger” and a “finisher”. I do very well with external expectation but not inner expectations. Meaning, I put everyone else first before myself. I wake up and wonder: What is expected of me today? I’m great at being a role model and supporter but I tend to not leave time for what I want to do. With these types of tendencies, I need external accountability. I find this information SO POWERFUL when it comes to making or breaking habits and organizing or prioritizing my day. Now I know why I LOVE to read but never find the time! If you want to figure out whether you are an obliger (me), upholder, rebel or questioner (my husband) you can take a short quiz on Rubin’s website.
I highly recommend this book! What are you reading?