BHBC Book Review: The Willpower Instinct

BlogHer Book Club is currently reviewing “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal, PhD. To read more from other reviewers and be involved in some interesting commentary, check out their page here

One of the things many reviewers of this book said prior to reading it is that they went in with a skeptical mind set. Honestly, I can’t say that I am any different. When I received the email about this book, I was a bit hesitant to sign up as “self help” isn’t really a genre I typically focus on. But, I decided to go for it after thinking through some of the areas in my life that were causing additional stress.

I am really glad I decided to give this book a try. The author does a great job of keeping this book really grounded. That really is the best way I can think to describe it. There are scenarios, examples, homework assignments, etc, but you do not get bogged down with technical jargon. It is really easy to read through a chapter of this book then think about how you can use that information in your everyday life.

Whether you find yourself struggling with willpower when it comes to exercise, willpower when it comes to a diet, or perhaps willpower when it comes to your job (this was me), I think this book would be a very beneficial read. Everyone can take away something from it.

*This was a paid review from Blogher Book Club; however, all opinions expressed are my own.*

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