A Very Short Book Review: Atomic Habits By James Clear

A Very Short Book Review: Atomic Habits By James Clear

 

This is a very short book review on the book titled Atomic Habits by James Clear.

 

Atomic Habits in 3 sentence

Atomic Habits is a non-fiction book on habits and how to use and form them in order to create our best selves. In the book, James Clear dissects why humans act the way we do and gives a lot of good insights into how to use that to our advantage. Everything is explained and broken down scientifically yet still in a way that is very easily digestible for the general public.

 

Impressions

For the longest time, I avoided this book simply because it was so popular and talked about. However, after continuously seeing it everywhere and continuously recommended by friends, I decided to give it a try. Surprisingly, Atomic Habits are much better than I expected. I went into it thinking that this will be another one of those pseudoscience-y self-help books, but it was astonishingly concise and well researched. I have found myself utilizing some of the tips mentioned in the book and have seen some good changes in my daily habits for the better. 

 

How I discovered it

Through friend and youtube recommendations.

 

Who should read it

Those who are into self-improvement and increasing productivity, personally I believe it is suitable for everyone in different stages of life.

 

How the book changed me

I am now more aware of my habits–both good and bad. I have always known deep down that creating a habit requires consistency, however, sometimes, we really need to be reminded of the things we already know. I have also implemented some of the tricks I have learned from the book such as the 2-minute rule when I feel lazy and wanted to procrastinate. Additionally, I have also deleted delivery apps– in this sense, setting my environment by making the bad habit invisible–and I have noticed that I haven’t really been ordering food online nor do I really miss doing so when previously I would be ordering delivery food every day.

 

My Top 3 Quotes

 

  1. “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”

  2. “Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”

  3. “Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.”

 

 

 

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