Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Book - 2018
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A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Publisher: New York :, Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735211292
0735211299
Branch Call Number: 155.24 CLE 2018
Characteristics: ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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scrubble4
Jan 27, 2021

Any book that can give me even one or two helpful ideas is appreciated. I am not in the habit of reading books of this genre, but found this one super. I have recommended it to a number of folks, as it is so easy to read. The good ideas fall off the page with out sermonizing. Helpful anecdotes introduce each chapter which makes it lively rather than dry.

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jdesetti
Jan 16, 2021

This is on a list of books I wanted to read. How to get 1% better every day.

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cpalerm
Oct 03, 2020

I've read several books on the topic, and this is the worst one. It's more of a rehash of other books and material, and covers things in generalities, with very few specifics. He also confounds habits with other topics, such as mastery; some of the example he gives even contradict the definition of a habit he presents right at the start of the book.
If you want a truly actionable book on building habits I would go with "Tiny Habits" by BJ Fogg.

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skdawson
Apr 01, 2020

I feel like anyone can take something from this book and improve their life.

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janderson2006
Feb 29, 2020

This was a great book, really enjoyed it. It started off a little bit elementary but I’m glad I stuck with it because it got more in depth closer to the end. You can tell the author worked hard on this book, and I respect that. I would recommend reading this alongside “The Power of Habit” by Duhigg, as well as “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport.

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Learner99
Jan 23, 2020

Out of all my non-fiction books this was the best I have ever read. It strategically teaches you on how to make good habits, while getting rid of bad ones. It is really easy to read and trust me when I say," it is one of the best non- fiction books I've read". There is a reason why it has over 50 HOLDS currently.

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aplbrandon
Dec 29, 2019

It's a good one. And another book that should be required reading for most people. Reading Cal Newport and The Bullet Journal Method led me here and I wasn't disappointed. The book contains a lot of great info on habits. The research seems to all be here too. It's fairly quick reading. Each chapter ends with a bullet summary which I found helpful. It continues to reinforce concepts as it goes, and there is some repetition which I find to be a good thing. I will definitely be reading it again and most likely buy a copy for home. Great stuff!

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acornsandnuts
Sep 02, 2019

If you have ever felt frustrated or defeated by your attempts to break old habits or form new ones, this is the book for you.

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jya3
Aug 28, 2019

I liked this book and it makes a lot of sense. It's hard to change but making a small change is a lot easier than attempting a big change so there's that incentive to start habit changing.
You can do this book simply by changing something about yourself every day in a small way.
Say you want to lose weight. Walk. A bit. Won't go out? Do it inside the house. You can do 5 minutes of walking about the house and then the next day you might increase this amount. You might even progress further inside the house.
The important thing is to do something and be successful at it.
Even if you miss a day of walking, you can reboot again because the mountain you have to climb to reboot is a molehill and not Everest.
Most of the time we might attempt to change our habits by making big scale expeditions when really all we need to do is one small step.
Book was clear and concise.
The backbone of the book is habit tracking. I do this simply with a spreadsheet split into hours. Usually I forget to put in a couple of hours but input later. Habit tracking habit is useful and keeps me from randomly buying junk; I also track the receipts for buying groceries (another habit) that helps me track financials later. Of course, all this tracking might be become burdensome but again better than wasting money or not reading library books.

Page 234:
The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom.
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Best way to avoid boredom is to try to go to a higher level of habit formation. Eg. You want to walk habit can go to you want to run habit etc.

But read the book. It's productive.

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writermala
Aug 14, 2019

I found that this book contradicted many things I had read in the past and believed staunchly; for example on the inefficacy of goals. I'm willing to try what this book suggests even though it is counter-intuitive. The writer has given enough examples to substantiate what he says. I liked his easy writing style and statements like "Boiling makes an egg hard and a potato soft." Such a statement is much more effective than pages of writing to prove a point. I would recommend this book. I would go so far as to suggest you get your own copy so that you can follow the instructions.

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