Books Corner: Atomic Habits: By James Clear

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10 lessons from Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear:




1. The power of compounding
Small habits, when repeated consistently, can have a massive impact over time. It’s like investing money in the stock market: the earlier you start and the more consistent you are, the greater your returns will be.




2. Focus on systems, not goals
Goals are about the results you want to achieve, while systems are about the processes that lead to those results. When you focus on creating good systems, the goals will naturally take care of themselves.




3. Make it obvious
The more visible your cues are, the more likely you are to take action. For example, if you want to start exercising, leave your workout clothes out the night before. Or, if you want to stop procrastinating, set a timer for 20 minutes and work on your most important task until the timer goes off.




4. Make it attractive
The more enjoyable a habit is, the more likely you are to stick with it. Find ways to make your habits fun and rewarding. For example, if you want to read more, find books that you actually enjoy reading. Or, if you want to eat healthier, make yourself healthy meals that taste good.




5. Make it easy
The less effort a habit requires, the more likely you are to do it. Remove any obstacles that might make it difficult to stick with your habits. For example, if you want to exercise in the morning, keep your workout clothes next to your bed so you can put them on as soon as you wake up. Or, if you want to eat healthier, keep healthy snacks on hand so you don’t have to reach for junk food when you’re hungry.




6. Make it satisfying
When you complete a habit, make sure to give yourself a reward. This will help you associate positive feelings with the habit and make you more likely to stick with it in the future.




7. Don’t miss twice
If you slip up and break your habit, don’t give up. Just get back on track as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to start again.




8. Have a plan
Don’t just try to change your habits on a whim. Make a plan and set specific goals for yourself. This will help you stay on track and make progress.




9. Find an accountability partner
Tell someone else about your goals and ask them to hold you accountable. This will help you stay motivated and on track.




10. Don’t be afraid to experiment
What works for one person may not work for another. Experiment with different strategies until you find what works best for you.





By following these principles, you can build good habits, break bad ones, and achieve your goals.




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