The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg – Review

Okay I’ve been waiting for the Shaytards to relaunch the When The Kids Go To Sleep podcast and talk about this book in the book club they’re launching but really I’m impatient and I feel like the world needs to know about this book now!

I haven’t finished the book yet so this is sort of an ongoing review but OH MY GOODNESS this book is incredible, I’ve been listening to it on Audible and it’s literally blown my mind.

Although the book isn’t about Alzheimer’s it talks at length about a man called Eugene who lost his short term memory but he was still able to form basic tasks because he developed the habit to do them. I’ve always wondered how people with Alzheimer’s remember where the toilet is or where they go when they want a drink, but I watch them in the care home my Granddad currently resides in.. when they need the toilet some of them (not all) know how to find it, when they’re thirsty they know what to do. It’s always baffled me, you have no memory at all but you’re able to find your way to the bathroom? It made no sense to me.

But this book just completely switched a lightbulb on for me, they don’t do it because they remember they do it because they’re in the habit of doing it!

I don’t feel like I’m doing this book any justice at all by waffling on like this but argh It’s just such a brilliant book! I can’t recommend it enough!

I’m still listening to the book so I’ll write a more coherent and complete review when I finish it but if you’re looking for something interesting and factual to read I highly recommend this book.. I’m also under the impression that later on in the book it’s going to give me some indications on how to change my habits and create better ones.. Who knows I may even get back into the habit of blogging daily haha!

Anyway enough rambling, this book is brilliant and I highly recommend that you all check it out!

Comment down below or tweet me @MissCharlotteEm and let me know what YOU think of the book, also let me know if you have any book recommendations for me! I’m always looking for new things to read and listen too!