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In the Habit: Introduction to Changing our Behaviour

Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (428 ratings)

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How can we change our behaviours? The first step is understanding our habits. For better or worse, habits are the invisible building blocks of daily life. Research suggests that about 40% of what we do is repeated almost daily and yet most of the time we aren’t really aware of what’s happening.

In this series, neuroscientist Ash Ranpura and comedian Alice Fraser deep dive into the science of behaviour change. They want to find out how we can make good habits and how we can break bad ones. Along the way they meet the man who invented the science of habits, talk to a woman trying to change the world through figuring out how to make behaviour change stick and try out some of the latest tricks and techniques designed to help you change your own behaviours.

This is the one series you should have in your headphones if you want to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

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Great series

Really interesting series to listen. I learnt many useful tips through this audio show. Highly recommend! It’s fun, easy to listen to on the go, in the car or anywhere

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Fun and Educational

Great series!!! Engaging funny and relatable.
Great resources given you just need to listen, and it’s a reality life experience not talking but doing.
Cheers Sonya

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Wow. so much behind seeing habits

I'm really inspired now to look at my day and how I can include habits I want to have. How to slowly slot them in in my schedule.

also inspired to look at what I have wanted to achieve for a while, like learning my ukulele and how to do it.

This was an amazing, life changing audible.

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This really got me thinking

The approach to the topic was genuine and the banter between the narrators was relatable. Admitting that you have a bad habit is hard, and finding the right way to overcome or change it is difficult. I've had a really bad habit for a while, but after listening here I am ready to tackle it. The multiple perspectives on this topic helps to see a problem from every angle.

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Entertaining and Informative

Easy listening and thought provoking, Ash and Alice make learning fun, keen to listen to more of the series.

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Very helpful

My only bother is that sometimes the female sounds more like a news reader than like shes on a podcast. Very helpful in itself though

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amazing

amazing content, definitely helped me as a person wanting to quit smoking and exercise more

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I wish I could delete it from my library.

Didn't love it, didn't hate it, but I still want it out of my library.

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not as expected

didnt like it, too much h jumping around in the,story. trying.g too hard to be funny.
it's a very interesting topic but I guess it wasn't put right

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Listened on a whim, ended up being blown away.

My very first audible audiobook experience and I hope the quality is this good for most others too. It's like having a TV show in the background, but actually built to be listened to while doing other stuff. And planned very well, was almost like I was watching something in my mind.
I found myself thinking about where I can incorporate the subject matter into my life, while paying attention to both the recording and my art.
All very interesting information, and with a well rounded cast that, I know as a psychology student, are well knowning in their fields.
Good for building up some excitement to change some of your behaviours, and established a feeling of belonging. Even people who study the mind struggle with there own.

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  • RJS
  • 27-01-2019

Wow, really useful.

Really interesting and easy to listen to guide of various evidence based methods and tricks to change bad habits or just make life a bit easier. The presenters made a good team.

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  • Luke
  • 28-01-2019

Brilliant narrative by Ash and Alice.

Absolutely loved the narrator's and content was superb. Good bitesize series, light, informative and enjoyable.

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  • Justyna Zubow
  • 13-03-2019

nice to follow sleep with.

intresting but not enough to keep me awake.
lots of intresting information but nothing that would change my life and my habbits.

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  • Tracy S.
  • 10-03-2019

Good info

Lots of good info presented in a fun, down to earth way. The editing kept my attention as I listened to the entire series in one go. I must say that all of the techniques and paths to forming good habits are happening in a regular yoga practice (I’m talking from a philosophical perspective rather than a physical one, although the physical practice is definitely a slice of the whole pie.) For example, baby steps, MEA, hypnosis (well, meditation can be quite hypnotic) are all on the path of practice and repetition, changing samskaras (patterns/ record grooves) and eventually turning in your unwanted habits for the ones that improve your existence. I really enjoyed it. Now, off to fine tune the habits that need reminding. Thanks!

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  • Mul
  • 05-03-2019

Excellent and free

Very well put together, interesting and inspiring. Keen to hear more from these audible series.

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  • Audrey Oliphant
  • 01-03-2019

Fantastic

Very very interesting, great structure makes sense of science. Please produce more more more more

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  • Dave
  • 23-05-2019

So poorly made can't process the info.

After listening to the sample I was really looking forward to listening to the whole series. I just about got through the first episode but the second episodes started just as bad and was clearly getting worse. The two main presenters seem to love their voices far too much. They would be playing a snippet of an interview and then randomly complete the interviewers story themselves. This was so blatant and frequent that I couldn't even to assess the information which was being given.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2019

Great

Easy to listen to, enjoyable, good music background, useful information, very fluid in discussion. Would reccomend.

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  • paul halford
  • 25-02-2019

Habit forming

some really sound idea's to go away and put into practice. looking forward to hearing the rest

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  • Claire Venetsanakou
  • 21-11-2019

Αwesome, scientific, with humor

Loved it and learned so much. Took some useful take aways and learned new tools. Thank you

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