Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

‘A supremely practical and useful book. James Clear distills the most fundamental information about habit formation, so you can accomplish more by focusing on less.’

Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck________________________________People say when you want to change your life, you need to set big goals. But they’re wrong. World-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered a simpler system for transforming your life. He knows that lasting change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions – doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals how these tiny changes will help you get 1 percent better every day. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone) and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of small habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationship,s, and your life. ________________________________‘James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones. ’ Adam Grant, author of Originals’ special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life. ’ Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way



This book is about how one can build good habits and break the bad ones. It is an extremely practical book so all that is mentioned can be applied in real life. Also, the advanced tactics given in the end were like icing on the cake. If followed, results are GUARANTEED! My least favorite part was the introduction that made me procrastinate reading this book for weeks! But somehow I gathered the strength to read further and then realized that it isn’t that bad. I broke some of my bad habits and am very consistent with the good ones. And about the physical appearance, the cover has a soft matt texture that feels good to hold, the size is big and also convenient at the same time and the font size is just perfect. The author gives real-life examples before the start of each chapter which I found interesting. For me, this book isn’t just about habits or how to develop good habits and discard bad ones, but it is more about understanding ‘why we behave the way we behave’. The author gives four laws of behavior change and each law provides a set of rules to create good habits and break bad ones. The laws are explained in detail giving a lot of examples.

Also, this book is filled with so many inspiring quotes! I love reading quotes when I feel low or demotivated and this book has so many good quotes. They are going on the whiteboard in my study room!
Some of my favorite ones are:

When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to permit yourself to be happy.

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.

The outside world only sees the most dramatic event rather than all that preceded it.

Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results.

Energy is precious, and the brain is wired to conserve it whenever possible.

It’s crucial to show up when you don’t feel like it—even if you do less than you hope.

The people with the best self-control are typically the ones who need to use it the least.

Happy reading!