Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. ...

Details Atomic Habits

TitleAtomic Habits
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Personal Development, Productivity

Reviews Atomic Habits

  • Kaytlin
    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway yesterday and immediately settled down to read it. I am always very skeptical of self help books because they often do no get to the root of issues. This one did. James Clear's main arguments are that habits are the compound interest of self improvement and that your identify emerges out of your habits. So, you must expereince a shift in identity for your habits to hold. This made a lot of sense to me,...
  • Simon
    This book does a great job of laying down the framework of how habits are formed, and shares insightful strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones. Even though I was already familiar with research behind habit formation, reading through this book helped me approach habits I’m trying to adopt or break in my own life from different angles.But the book suffers from the same problems that seem to plague all self-help books. In the ch...
  • Kristy Barngrover Clear
    "If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change." --James ClearAtomic Habits provides an incredibly practical approach to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James uses ideas backed by scientific research to help anyone improve 1% each day. I especially love the summar...
  • Stephen Lubin
    8/10Atomic Habits is a useful book. It’s a practical guide to identifying and changing your habits. It’s something you can actually put into practice in your life. I think that all of the concepts in the book are good and useful to know but some of the action points I think are slightly oversimplified. If you take the action points in some chapters and modify them to your specific situation you can still apply most of them but you do have to ...
  • Mehrsa
    This is basically reinforcement for Duhigg's books on habits. There is some good advice--get rid of obstacles, use cues of things you like to do with things you need to do (i.e., everytime you check facebook, do pushups or whatever). It's good advice, but nothing new or unique.
  • Scott Barngrover
    A life changing book. I was lucky to get an advanced copy. James gives great advice on how to build good habits and how to break bad ones. He gives very interesting real life examples and charts that explain his points in an entertaining way. Each chapter has a summary and there is an overall summary of the key principles (laws). I highly recommend this book.
  • Nancy
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Well written book on how to change your habits.
  • Gabriele
    After watching an interview with James Clear, I had to read this book. In only 200 pages he explains everything you need to know in order to work on your habits. Plus, I also got the feeling that he is a nice and fun person in general.
  • Mark Kater
    This book is what I expected "The power of habit" to be. Where TPOH mostly is a collection of stories/anecdotes, Atomic Habits actually goes over practical ways of implementing your own system. It's great! Here's to stop reading and to start doing... :)
  • Ali
    An incredible book! I knew habits were an important aspect to understand but this book takes that understanding to a whole new level - providing insight into the how and why of altering your habits in a systematically functional way that is sustainable in the long run. The lessons within can help to positively reshape aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. It's an enjoyable read with an impact I have yet to find in other books.
  • Cyd Madsen
    An outstanding book. It’s one thing to know how habits work, and something completely different putting that knowledge to work. How to make that knowledge work was exactly what I found in this book. I now understand why my best efforts in the past to change habits have worked for a short time, with a huge expenditure of willpower, only to see them quickly fade. Clear walks you through every step, with science-backed facts, on how habits work an...
  • Alexander Rivas
    This is hand down the best book I've read on habits, which includes Charles Duhigg "The Power of Habit." There so much great strategies for all levels of experience when it comes to habit forming. I was already applying some of the strategies he recommends, so it was cool reading the science and case studies, which helps me stick with and improve on what I'm already doing. The book is packed with exciting case studies and science that bring the s...
  • Cameron
    Atomic Habits is an in-depth break down of the power of habits, good and bad. It makes you rethink every action you take in life. "Do I really enjoying watching the new or do I do it just because I have always done it"? I believe that habits are very powerful therefore I have read many books on how to incorporate positive habits and how to replace bad habits. None of which focus on the "why" of habits. This book explains "why" we do things and sh...
  • Scott Wozniak
    One of the best books on habit formation that I've read. If you've read a lot on habits, then this won't be all new for you. But it's always a good reminder and there are still some great new nuggets in here. And it has maybe the best way of explaining how to create or alter a habit that I've read.If you're new to habits as a topic, this could be a book that changes your life. Very well written book on a critical topic.
  • Nam Hoàng
    I bumped into this book though a tweet from Tim Urban said:" no one is better at explaining habits than James Clear", and it is! This is a perfect Applied-habits changing book for every one, who want to break bad habits and create a good one step by step and examples. He shows an incredible writing skills - very practical, easy to understand and convincible. Highly recommend for someone who struggling with habits.
  • Juulianna
    Hyvin käytännönläheinen opas; selkeitä, mutta tieteeseen perustuvia strategioita omien käytösmallien muuttamisen. Suosittelen kaikille, jotka haluavat kehittää itseään.
  • Patrick Buggy
    This book will help you live better. It's a powerful and actionable primer on behavior change.This won’t be the most entertaining book you read all year. But if applied, it might be the most useful.I’ve been reading James Clear’s work for years at this point. When I first saw that he was writing a book, I thought…”Is this just going to be the same content from the blog, but repackaged?” Aka…”Can I get the same experience just by r...
  • Ravi Sinha
    "We do not rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our habits". Reminds me of Jeff Bezos's "Good intentions aren't enough; you need good mechanisms" (
  • David S
    Interesting Summary of all habit building research out there.
  • Rob
    Atomic Habits is an excellent guide to habits: what they are, why they matter, how to master them. Moreover, it's fun to read, including a number of illustrative stories. It's the book that I wish The Power of Habit had been; unlike The Power of Habit, Atomic Habits doesn't overreach into societal habits.I'm a huge believer in habits and routine to begin with, and Clear captures very well the importance of SMALL habits in building a great life.WH...
  • Patrick
    I’ve been a fan of Clear’s work for awhile ( - practical, concise, well written material on health and habits. Everyone can improve by reading his work. Atomic Habits is a summation of his blog posts, along with much much more. To me it is the holistic view of his work, with practical in depth tips of building better habits, and a better life. Because habits make up our life, it’s important to work on improving our habits to ...
  • Tushar Joshi
    I was aware of many concepts of this book through the web site of the author In fact that the place from where I came to know James first time. The article on habits where he mentions process is important than goals was my starting point. I continued reading his updates through the consistent newsletter he publishes through his site. Once the book was announced and available it was a no brainer for me to purchase my own copy to hav...
  • Scot Chadwick
    James Clear provides so many helpful ideas in this book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones . For example, he rightly associates goals and systems when he says, "Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress" (page 24); and "You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall the level of your systems" (page 27). Another example is his Two-Minute Rule: "When you start a n...
  • James Sowers
    I've been following James' work for a long time, so when he announced that he was launching a book it was an instant "yes" from me. There are several reasons for this:1.) James has given me so much FREE value over the years that buying a copy was the least I could do to repay him.2.) James ALWAYS backs up his guidance with science and/or personal experience. He doesn't write shallow material around mindset or perspectives, he delivers actionable ...
  • Joshua Poh
    TLDR: Actionable, bite-sized insights into what makes your brain tick and what create sustainable behavior change. Habits. It’s what we do everyday without thinking. So how do you make your habits work for you, instead of against you? How do you create and sustain good habits (going to the gym, meditation, etc) and remove bad habits (biting your nails)? Well, it’s not by a single massive change (think outrageous goals that people set for thei...
  • Dey Stanley
    Really good summary and combination of lots of research. Very practical strategies for implementation, and provides suggestions for increasing good habits and eliminating bad ones. Also appreciated the discussion of the downside of building habits and how to counter that (automaticity can be reduced with regular review and reflection). I knew much of what I read, but didn’t have the steps in combination until I read this book and that’s what...
  • Johan Roels
    I read this book hoping to learn a lot, since the cover of it promised this. At least, this was my interpretation. After having read 'Atomic Habits', I must confess that I did not learn a lot; in fact I learned practically nothing new. The book confirmed a lot of what I knew and it confirmed my thinking. In other words, I was not challenged a bit to change my mindset.Is that Good or is that Bad? Of course, as in the ancient Taoist story the only ...
  • Joe
    A brilliant book that has got me redesigning my schedule and calendar to facilitate positive habits and make it harder to follow through on bad ones.The obvious advice like getting your workout clothes out the night before really does help me go to the gym in the morning. What I will be doing is to go to the gym even to build a habit even if I walk straight out again. This will make it much harder to not go on an off day once the habit is automat...
  • Liz
    I was able to get an advance copy of Atomic Habits and I'm really glad I did! I haven't enjoyed a book about habits this much since The Power of Habit (one of my favorites). I feel like Atomic Habits is sort of the perfect continuation of the idea, looking at some of the ways to create and modify good habits after you understand some of the psychology of how habits begin and work. So if you've read the Power of Habit, you'll probably love this on...
  • Sinan Recber
    I devoured James Clears "Atomic Habits" on the same day I got it. This book is a convincing piece of literature about behavior change and backs most of its assumptions with (psychological) scientific evidence. Furthermore it is written in a comprehensible manner, so I was able to read this book without any problems as a German. At the end of every chapter a short summary is provided, which comes quite handy.Actually I am quiet sceptical about bus...