This book is for anyone looking for practical, methodical, and encouraging ways to create new habits, improve existing habits, or change habits that are no longer serving you. It is also for anyone looking to try something new but not knowing where to start or how to build a habit. Think of it as a companion that helps you think about and organize habits you are trying to begin or maintain.
I am recommending this book because I think we can all benefit from evaluating our habits and really identifying habits that we want to start but are not sure where to begin and to start thinking about leaving habits that may not be congruent to where we are in our lives. This book does a great job of incorporating anecdotes, research, and easy to use strategies to understand the role of habits in our lives.
I enjoyed this book because it asks the question of what kind of person you want to be and how will the habits you make and maintain get you closer to that kind of person. It does this by creating a non-judgmental and understanding approach to forming habits and gives you exercises you can implement at any time. I also liked this book because I found it very relatable, we can all find something we can relate to because I believe to a certain degree, we are beings of habit.
From the Publisher
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.
James Clear’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, and Entrepreneur, and on CBS This Morning, and is taught in colleges around the world. His website, jamesclear.com, receives millions of visitors each month, and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his email newsletter. He is the creator of The Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.