• Hello, Habits

  • A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life
  • By: Fumio Sasaki
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (911 ratings)

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Hello, Habits

By: Fumio Sasaki
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
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The internationally best-selling author of Goodbye, Things shares insights and practices to help us embrace habits and become the best versions of ourselves.

Fumio Sasaki changed his life when he became a minimalist. But before minimalism could really stick, he had to make it a habit. All of us live our lives based on the habits we’ve formed, from when we get up in the morning to what we eat and drink to how likely we are to actually make it to the gym. In Hello, Habits, Sasaki explains how we can acquire the new habits that we want - and get rid of the ones that don’t do us any good. 

Drawing on leading theories and tips about the science of habit formation from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and sociology, along with examples from popular culture and tried-and-tested techniques from his own life, he unravels common misperceptions about “willpower” and “talent”, and offers a step-by-step guide to success. Ultimately, Sasaki shows how ordinary people like himself can use his principles of good habit-making to improve themselves and change their lives.

©2018, 2021 Fumio Sasaki (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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One of the best Habit books

I rarely finish audio books which I have purchased and end up returning most of them, so much so I was blacklisted by Audible.com at one stage. However, with "Hello Habits", not only did I finish listening, I'd actually re-listened. Fumio Sasaki made habit building so simple and enticing, breaking it down into encouraging steps and made me eager to get on the habit building wagon.

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Another Brilliant Work

If you haven't read Sasaki-san's first work "Goodbye, Things" you must it is life changing. This new work builds on the successes he found in minimalism. However, you do not have to be a minimalist to find value in this book. Similarly to how a budget give you freedom with money, good habits brings you happiness and freedom in your life. Highly recommend.

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Good book on habits.

Good book on habits. There are other more comprehensive books out there, but this was a short and good presentation.

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  • 03-13-21

Habit forming

Though similar, it is very different from his previous book. Habits, good or bad, take time to form, but they will happen. The question is whether you want them to stick or not. This book provides examples, doesn’t get overly science”y”, and doesn’t preach. Enjoyable read.

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Change is Possible

I've listened to this book on repeat this entire week so I could absorb how to build new habits and break bad habits. It made be feel change is possible once I started to understand my own motivations and tendencies I had. Thank you Fumio for sharing your story so openly.

I also listed to Goodbye Things before this on repeat and it's only been two weeks since Ive listened to both audio books and it's made me challenged my ways for the better!

And this is from someone who does struggle with depression and anxiety.

Blessings

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  • 07-04-21

Hello Habits by Fumo Sasaki

I like this book because of the content which relates to anyone. I stared using some of the things he suggests like a power nap, which is refreshing. It worked for me. I also like his writing style. The narrator did good too. I give the book 5 stars overall. Thank you for this book, Fumio Sasaki.

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Not interested

Couldn’t get past chapter 1. Wouldn’t recommend to try this one. Not interesting or able to keep my attention

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Life changing

This book has helped me start running a mile everyday and cut back on my drinking.

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By far amazing

Super soothing to listen to. I didn’t want to stop listening because I needed to hear these truths. I’m grateful.

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Repetitive and boring

Each sentence is repeated about 3 times just worded differently. For a book that is considered to be teaching material to help you, he is condescending. The material is basically regurgitated quotes and ideas from other people. I did not like this book at all.

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