Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

eBook - 2018
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The instant New York Times bestseller Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results 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.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2018.
ISBN: 9780735211308
Characteristics: 320 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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janderson2006
Feb 29, 2020

This was a great book, really enjoyed it. It started off a little bit elementary but I’m glad I stuck with it because it got more in depth closer to the end. You can tell the author worked hard on this book, and I respect that. I would recommend reading this alongside “The Power of Habit” by Duhigg, as well as “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport.

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Learner99
Jan 23, 2020

Out of all my non-fiction books this was the best I have ever read. It strategically teaches you on how to make good habits, while getting rid of bad ones. It is really easy to read and trust me when I say," it is one of the best non- fiction books I've read". There is a reason why it has over 50 HOLDS currently.

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aplbrandon
Dec 29, 2019

It's a good one. And another book that should be required reading for most people. Reading Cal Newport and The Bullet Journal Method led me here and I wasn't disappointed. The book contains a lot of great info on habits. The research seems to all be here too. It's fairly quick reading. Each chapter ends with a bullet summary which I found helpful. It continues to reinforce concepts as it goes, and there is some repetition which I find to be a good thing. I will definitely be reading it again and most likely buy a copy for home. Great stuff!

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acornsandnuts
Sep 02, 2019

If you have ever felt frustrated or defeated by your attempts to break old habits or form new ones, this is the book for you.

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jya3
Aug 28, 2019

I liked this book and it makes a lot of sense. It's hard to change but making a small change is a lot easier than attempting a big change so there's that incentive to start habit changing.
You can do this book simply by changing something about yourself every day in a small way.
Say you want to lose weight. Walk. A bit. Won't go out? Do it inside the house. You can do 5 minutes of walking about the house and then the next day you might increase this amount. You might even progress further inside the house.
The important thing is to do something and be successful at it.
Even if you miss a day of walking, you can reboot again because the mountain you have to climb to reboot is a molehill and not Everest.
Most of the time we might attempt to change our habits by making big scale expeditions when really all we need to do is one small step.
Book was clear and concise.
The backbone of the book is habit tracking. I do this simply with a spreadsheet split into hours. Usually I forget to put in a couple of hours but input later. Habit tracking habit is useful and keeps me from randomly buying junk; I also track the receipts for buying groceries (another habit) that helps me track financials later. Of course, all this tracking might be become burdensome but again better than wasting money or not reading library books.

Page 234:
The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom.
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Best way to avoid boredom is to try to go to a higher level of habit formation. Eg. You want to walk habit can go to you want to run habit etc.

But read the book. It's productive.

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writermala
Aug 14, 2019

I found that this book contradicted many things I had read in the past and believed staunchly; for example on the inefficacy of goals. I'm willing to try what this book suggests even though it is counter-intuitive. The writer has given enough examples to substantiate what he says. I liked his easy writing style and statements like "Boiling makes an egg hard and a potato soft." Such a statement is much more effective than pages of writing to prove a point. I would recommend this book. I would go so far as to suggest you get your own copy so that you can follow the instructions.

JCLTiffanyR Aug 02, 2019

The theories and advice in this book feel practical and easy to employ. I'm looking forward to giving them a shot.

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cannotbeheard
May 13, 2019

This was really good! Practical steps to better habits. He also said some very motivational things about slow progress. I would definitely recommend this! Some very clever ideas.

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sylviebryant
Mar 15, 2019

From mad fientist

kristina_rad Mar 09, 2019

This is a hands on, strategy packed guide to designing the habits that you want. It explains how the tiniest (atomic) habits will lead to the most powerful results if you stick to them over the long term and how the bad habits over the long term will compound into bigger problems. Fascinating and practical!

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