Title: Atomic Habits
Author: James Clear
“Habits do not restrict freedom, they create it”.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I read a couple of book reviews and I said to myself “I need this book”. James Clear shares extremely practical and easy-to-apply tips on how to reinforce good habits and get rid of bad ones.
This book is a great guide to help you build new habits. The book is detailed and contains structured explanations, on purpose, motivation and habits. “It’s only by making the fundamentals of life easier that you can create the mental space needed for thinking and creating”.
Here are a few things I’ve learned so far, without giving too much:
- Why you should focus on systems instead of goals when looking for progress (goals only set direction).
- Your habits are how you embody your identity, and the most effective way to change your habits is to focus on who you wish to become, not what you want to achieve.
- How habits work within the brain.
- The four steps that make behavior change easier.
- Once our habits become automatic through prolonged repetitive action, then we stop paying attention to what we are doing. You need to be aware of your habits before you can change them. Awareness is key!
- How to stay motivated.
How to set an environment to trigger the right cues to develop the right habits
I recommend it to anyone who wants to gain clarity about the steps to follow in order to improve their lives.
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