Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear is a must-read for anyone looking to build healthy habits. Packed with evidence-based advice and techniques, James Clear teaches us how tiny changes can have remarkable results.
What are Habits?
Habits are the routine actions that we take every day. According to research, 40% of an average day in our lives is spent performing habit-based activities! James Clear posits that the quality of our habits accounts for our happiness, success, health, and wellbeing.
How Can You Form Better Habits?
Atomic Habits offers a comprehensive guide to healthy habit formation. The key tenets of Clear’s habit-building philosophy are to start small and keep showing up! Each new habit should only take two minutes to perform, meaning you won’t be overwhelmed by the prospect of a long workout or meditation session.
How Can You Ditch Bad Habits?
James Clear suggests that motivation is overrated and that it’s actually our environment that has the biggest impact on our success. If you want to stop snacking on candy, put it somewhere out of sight. If you want to spend less time scrolling, turn your phone on silent and keep it in a drawer. You’ll be amazed at how the bad habit impulse is reduced when the visual cue is taken away.