Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits

The instant New York Times bestseller 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 ...

Details Atomic Habits

TitleAtomic Habits
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Personal Development, Productivity, Business, Audiobook, Leadership, Health, Philosophy

Reviews Atomic Habits

  • 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...
  • Annie
    Before starting this book, write down some good habits you want to build and some bad habits you want to break. This book is filled with practical steps and examples. Yes, there are plenty of habit-building books out there (just as there are plenty of diet books but yet there are still more new books published every year). Plenty of people are seeking the right book that resonates with them. The key points in this book are:* Compound Effect - Ver...
  • 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,...
  • abigailscupoftea
    My 2019 girl boss recommendation. 💕“Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it. Building habits in the present allows you to do more of what you want in the future.”This book has helped me build a more productive morning routine and I love it! ☀ Being a morning person has always been a struggle for me, but this book gives you very clear and very easy steps to create the life you’ve always imagined. When going through your daily hab...
  • Hampus Jakobsson
    TLDR; - "You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems."- The best way of building a habit is making it part of your identity.- Make it easy to start: Habits are the entry point - not the goal. "Read 30 books" ⇒ "Read before bed every night" ⇒ "Read one page". Reduce a habit into a 2-minute first step.- Stick to the plan: "Professionals stick to the schedule, amateurs let life get in the way." Don't be a "f...
  • Romanas
    This is a dual review of two books about habit. Habits are important things in one’s life and there are numerous books on the subject. The classic book, a must read, is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Another two popular books about habits are The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Atomic Habits by James Clear, that came out very recently. Having read all three of them I combined my notes for the last two in this ...
  • Britt / Basically Britt
    Randomly started listening to this one because I'm trying to get out of my reading slump and I reaaaally enjoyed it! Some tips were super helpful!
  • Acordul Fin
    “The more pride you have in a particular aspect of your identity, the more motivated you will be to maintain the habits associated with it. If you’re proud of how your hair looks, you’ll develop all sorts of habits to care for and maintain it. If you’re proud of the size of your biceps, you’ll make sure you never skip an upper-body workout. If you’re proud of the scarves you knit, you’ll be more likely to spend hours knitting each w...
  • 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... :)
  • 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.
  • Laura Noggle
    Enjoyed this one much more than The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, as it's more to the point. Some great takeaways and excellent reminders. Each chapter succinctly summarized at the end, very quotable. Highly recommend. 1-Sentence-Summary: Atomic Habits is the definitive guide to break bad behaviors and adopt good ones in four steps, showing you how small, incremental, everyday routines compound and add up to massive,...
  • Les
    I was enlightened by "Willpower" and got some great takeaways from "The Power of Habit", but this is next-level in terms of practical steps and also generating pivotal mental shifts both for the immediate and long terms. Important note: it gets better with each successive chapter - something critical to know since the opening is understandably crucial to the author, but not so much to many readers. Read it.
  • David Laing
    In an episode of the North Star Podcast with David Perrell, the software entrepreneur Daniel Gross said something that I thought was very wise:The definition of a habit, for me, is something that doesn’t require willpower. How can I build a large collection of habits that are healthy—that are correct—and save them to RAM in my head so that I don’t have to think about them? I would like to have that done by the end of my 20s. I’d like to...
  • 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 ...
  • Matias Andina
    Reading this book feels like reading a homework assignment. James Clear wanted to read a lot of books and make a summary of the concepts he would implement for self-improvement. He also made a point in improve himself in the most hacky way possible. Instead of keeping the summary as personal notes, he published it. The fact that the author boasts about being a writer only makes it worse. You can actually smell the cheap tools he uses to put words...
  • Farah Shamma
    This is exactly what I needed to read. A perfect book on establishing habits and teaching your goals one tiny change after another through a personalized system.
  • Mariana Vieira
    This is THE book for habit building and tracking. James Clear provides clear insights on various aspects regarding habits and the four laws are simple and easy to remember. Definitely recommend!
  • Katie (katieladyreads)
    I would recommend this to fans of the Power of Habit, it was easy to read and quite interesting but nothing life changing.
  • Jay Pruitt
    “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.” I've read a number of books on how to form positive habits, including The Power of Habit by Duhigg, and in my opinion, Atomic Habits by Clear ranks as the best. It covers what could be considered as ideas of common sense, but presents these ideas in a...
  • Kaytee Cobb
    Goodness, I love habit reading. And this title definitely included some new ideas that I hadn't thought of before. I felt this was a short/easy read overall and truly inspired me to take a look at my habits and find ways to maximize the ones I want to encourage!
  • Leah Nadeau
    Impactful book, practical too which is nice. Great book on how to create of break habits.I Atomic Habits useful as I did with the book Deep Work by Cal Newport in the sense that both are about improving productivity. Deep Work was more impactful to me though as some things in Atomic Habits were repeated from other books I've read like The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Power of Habit was more so the importance and impact habits have on you, as...
  • Ahmad Abugosh
    There are a lot of books on habits, but this is the best book on habits I've ever read! It breaks things down in a way that is based on research and actionable. A few things that stuck with me are:1) Whenever you do a habit, you are casting a vote for the person you want to become2) When you slip up, it's ok. You just have to make the next action you take, be one that is an action you want your ideal person to take3) A 1% improvement a day, can l...
  • Marta
    This was excellent. Full of common sense advice on how to change your habits, one tiny step at a time. The ideas are simple and easy to follow, and he gives concrete examples and even templates for things like habit tracking and evaluating your habits. James Clear also explains the psychology behind his system, sprinkled with interesting, but not too many, real life examples. For example, we are wired for immediate satisfaction, but most good hab...
  • Raúl Yslas
    I’ve got to this book to look for new ideas I could use for a class I’m preparing. I’ve found nothing new. It’s full of really lame interpretations and ideas simplified to the extreme taken from other authors (The Power of Habit - Duhigg, Flow - Csikszentmihalyi) mixed with clearly made up or modified stories (that you’ve read many times before) if you want an unchallenging self-help step by step manual to help you to improve habits and...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Angie Dokos
    Very helpfulThis book is very helpful. Lots of great tips. I hope I can put them to good use. Seems simple enough.
  • Shannon
    Wow, I really enjoyed this one. Practical advice and great examples, really inspired me to have a look at my habits in a different way which is very cool.One of my favourite things ever was that was a chapter summary at the end of each chapter going over the main points. I read this via audiobook, and was this helpful to reaffirm what had been just discussed, which is great for memory retention. But also, and specifically about listening via audi...
  • Cheese
    There are a gazillion self help books out there, but as self-help books go this is up there for being unique, clear, concise and practical.I'd recommend this for not just breaking habits and forming new ones, but changing negative things in your life and replacing them with positive direction.