Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones This breakthrough by James Clear

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

Synopsis -

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

Learn how to:
make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;design your environment to make success easier;get back on track when you fall off course;

...and much more.

Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

Review - 

I dove into this book a few months back after finished The Power of Habits and combined, they offered me the perfect one-two punch. The previous book followed what science has learned through research over the last several decades. In Atomic Habits the focus is personal. We move forward, expanding and enlarging on the subject. 

While the underlying principles are similar, Atomic Habits speaks in practical terms about how to look at our daily routine, then determine the most successful ways to create new positive habits that will stand the test of time.  The author uses language that is easy to understand, discusses how to figure out where a new habit will best fit in one's day, and helps readers understand the dynamics behind why something doesn't work.

Of all the ideas shared, the one that helped me the most was figuring out how to establish a daily writing habit by embedding it in the middle of an established habit. After watching my routine for several days, I decided I would allow myself a slow start in the morning with a cup of coffee, the newspaper and a little social media connecting. BUT, when I snagged my second cuppa, I would then head immediately to the computer and write for an hour. It only took a week of doing this before I realized the new routine had become automatic.

If you only read one book on habits, make it this one. 

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Meet the Author -

James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. The book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages.

Clear is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been featured in places like Time magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. His popular “3-2-1” email newsletter is sent out each week to more than 2 million subscribers.

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