Atomic Habits Book Review. Don’t we all wish we could get rid of certain habits? If there is a feeling mutual among everyone in this world, it is how to get rid of an annoying habit. All of us have one, and it could be as severe as smoking and eating foods that are not good for you.
Atomic Habits begins by talking about why we need to bother with changing small habits at all. Are not all of these quirks and habits what make us unique? And if it is just a tiny habit, does it even matter?
According to James Clear, it does. He talks about how changing that tiny part of you can significantly impact the long term.
One significant thing that is discussed in Atomic Habits is systems. The author says that it is our body’s processes which he refers to as ‘systems’ which are responsible for outcomes, and the core of all strategies is to master these systems.
Even though through time we have been taught to excel at things we want to achieve by keeping our eyes on the prize. The author, Clear, talks about why this is a flawed process.
When it comes to habits, we cannot think about the final destination if we want to get rid of these habits. When we do that, what we are really doing is promising ourselves that once we reach that victory, we are going to start the bad habit again or let go of a good practice.
You want to start or end a habit with the goal of the long term in mind.
The book also discusses how our habits make us. For example, there is a difference between you wanting to quit meat, and you telling the world that you are a vegan. The truth is everyone has a set of habits that make them what they are. You cannot eliminate them, and you must choose which ones to keep, and which ones make you, you.
At the core of the book are the four steps by James Clear. He has also added how to change your environment to suit the transforming journey you are embarking on in your life.
The examples the author provides are difficult to argue with on the whole. He uses effective strategies to help people master their habits.
Another one of the things you will love it for is the way the book is written. Clear has made an effort to make his book simple, like a conversation. He is not masquerading the text as a masterpiece but more on its intrinsic value, and that is something that we could all do with.
The book is a revelation. James Clear has figured it out. He outlines how to make a habit more attractive is to make it feel easy, the obvious way forward, and every time should feel satisfying.
He also addresses our fears and how we feel with the excuses we make. Not only is the book not condescending about this, but treats it as an ordinary human flaw and then offers tips on how to stop it.
When you are following the guide, mentally, you realize you may have started with one habit in mind, but now you are reanalyzing your entire pattern. And that is not a bad thing. In designing and redesigning the proper and suitable environment, you can use the opportunity to improve other habits as well. It may be how you are with your family, at your workplace, in the kitchen.
Overall it is a helpful read and will add immense value to your life. When you see a self-help book on the shelf about breaking habits or starting healthier ones, we feel like it is everything that we have read a hundred times, we have to do it. And more than eight times out of ten that is indeed what that self-help book is all about.
Atomic Habits is not that book. There are no empty motivational monologues. It is entirely radical.
Clear makes the process of getting over and starting with new habits accessible. We realize it is not as easy as simply stopping doing something altogether and going cold turkey till we are over our withdrawal period. There is no withdrawal period.
Atomic Habits might as well be a study in how we perceive ourselves and how we would like to change our view and our personalities to the world. A few changes that make us say that we are proud of our identities.
You can purchase the hardcover copy of Atomic Habits at Amazon for $16.20, the paperback copy for $23.24, and the audio CD for $10.92.
The author of the book is an expert on the topic of habit formation. But that is not all James Clear gets credit for in this book. He has done a fantastic job of simplifying the most complex of concepts.
To follow the instructions of the breaking habits, it is essential to first understand how habits attach themselves to our neural, and physical framework. Clear translates them to practical strategies in making small, but remarkable changes.
This book is not only for individuals but for corporations, teams, and everyone looking to make a change. It cuts to the chase and talks about how to become successful, after all is that not why we decide to make a change in our lives?
This book is for you if you are having trouble taking out time for yourself and making new habits, if you feel you lack motivation and willpower, and if you feel like you tend to never be able to stick to new guides.
Atomic Habits remain significant even now. If you are still practicing social distancing, it is easy to fall into bad habits and find that new good habits become difficult to follow. There is no better time than now to follow this guide, and remind ourselves how to persevere.