Book Review On Atomic Habits

There are a number of books to choose from when it comes to self-improvement. Some are more helpful than others. Many are confusing to people because they have no real place of reference to gauge. Our problems are many and it just becomes overwhelming to wrap your head around change sometimes, when you get right down to it.

Today I will be doing a book review on Atomic Habits, a New York Times Bestseller from James Clear. The book has many reputable reviews and a few negative ones, but this review will be my own application as a recovering heroin addict and now Alcohol & Drug Counselor. I will be reviewing rather or not Mr. Clear’s applications, expressed and taught in his book, would or could benefit the very large community of people recovering from addiction. So without further ado, let’s jump right in!

What Are Atomic Habits

In his book, James Clear expresses that atomic habits are “tiny habits that are incorporated or “stackable habits” on top of the ones that we already perform, a little at a time. He also expresses the difference between building on the good habits that we have incorporated in our lives opposed to the bad ones that we do nothing about. These are also incorporated into our makeup.

In this book Mr. Clear explains how to make small adjustments in our lives, ones that are advantageous, by implementing little tiny habits, which he refers to as atomic habits, on top of ones that already exist. He states, “If we were to make a 1% small adjustment every day, by the end of the year we would be a 37% better version of ourselves.

What 1% Looks Like

Let’s say that I brush my teeth before I go to bed but I do not floss. To incorporate a stackable ‘tiny atomic habit’ on top of my brushing, I would add in “before I brush my teeth I am going to floss the lower right side of my mouth. Notice I did not say the complete mouth, the upper teeth or the lower teeth in general. I stated, “the lower right side” of my mouth. Maybe the next day I implement the lower left side. The point is that it is a habit that I want to stack on top of brushing my teeth. Not to just brush them, but to floss them. But I take tiny steps to build this habit. What happens is that the goal isn’t to just brush and floss my teeth. The goal becomes to have healthier teeth.

The 4 Stages Of A Habit Being Formed

In order to form a habit, good or bad, there are 4 ingredients that Mr. Clear expresses in his analogy, which have to take place with a certain outcome which initiates the law of behavior change. These 4 ingredients that James Clear refers to are:

  • Cue —————->Obvious
  • Craving————>Attractive
  • Response———>Easy
  • Reward————>Satisfying

I will try to paint an example of a habit being formed with starting to smoke cigarettes. Someone offers me a cigarette, which is the cue, and my cue is obvious. The cigarette is in front of me.

Something inside me has a craving for it, not because I am addicted to it yet, but because I see everybody else smoking with impunity and it becomes attractive in the sense, “Hey, I want to try a cigarette for myself”

The response to the offer is very easy, because all I have to do is accept the offer! Doesn’t get easier than that.

Prior to the offer, the smoker that offered the cigarette expresses a reward of satisfaction from inhaling the smoke, and obviously the nicotine. By the way, over 1.1 billion people are chasing this satisfaction, which clearly becomes the reward of satisfying the individual(s) who inhale and partake of its smoke lined with nicotine.

So the cue, which was obvious, ignites a craving of attraction, which makes it attractive, and being attractive brings my response to the offer that is easy, because my focus now is on an outcome of my reward, after inhaling the cigarette, the finality of being satisfied.

In essence, it’s fair to say that every single person that smokes cigarettes had to start this habit somewhere. There was a cue that took place, which was obvious, there was a craving that became attractive, a response to reply was easy and the reward, we believed, to be worth it or satisfying.

Breaking The Bad Habit

The process of breaking bad habits, as explained in Atomic Habits, is kind of like reverse engineering from the stages of forming habits. All habits are formed, good and bad. The bad ones, once we discover or believe they are indeed actually bad for us, an inversion, so to speak, needs to take place. The chart now looks like this:

  • Cue—————>make it invisible
  • Craving———->make it unattractive
  • Response——->make it difficult
  • Reward———->make it unsatisfying

In order to start working on the breaking of a bad habit, the perspective is now that what was once cued as obvious, now needs to be cued as invisible; the craving that was once attractive, is seen as unattractive; the easy response is now a response that is difficult and the reward of satisfaction has been demoted to an understanding that the reward will, in fact, be unsatisfying.

In Atomic Habits, James Clear lays down some very compelling foundational footwork that anybody would surely benefit from and that anyone, as well, can implement and execute. He states, “many people think that they lack motivation when what they really lack is clarity” meaning they have no clear cut plan to follow that has been put in place. He emphasizes that you can be motivated all you want, but until you put your plan in place and have the clarity to fulfill it, nothing will happen.

So Let’s hypothetically say, you are trying to stop smoking now, you know, that nasty habit you picked up while reading this. If someone offers you a cigarette and you recently quit, what would be your response? “No thank you, I am trying to quit” or would a more affirmative response to that be, “No thank you, I am not a smoker”

Whatever you do, Clear explains, “every action that you take is a vote for the type of person you want to be”.

So at this point, Clear explains, you have to ask yourself, “Am I still a smoker who is trying to quit?” or “Am I now a non-smoker?” Surely the latter states who you are, in fact, not who you are trying to be. You ARE a non-smoker, not a person who is TRYING to quit. This play on words may seem subtle to us. That’s because they are, but as Mr. Clear explains, “true change is identity change”. The identity is in the ‘are’ not a smoker, not the smoker ‘trying’ to quit.

Implementation Intentions

In understanding this design for change that James Clear reports, he conveys that true change is identity change. The identity change above implies that your identity is in the non-smoker, not the smoker who is trying to quit. If we identify ourselves as a smoker who is trying to quit, then that’s all we’ll be. Just a smoker who is motivated to quit. But the identity change in, “I am a non-smoker implies true change that has a finality to it.

Mr. Clear shares in his book that by implementing tiny atomic habits, these habits become the compound interest of self-improvement. He goes on to further relate that our true success is the product of our daily habits, which is often confused with a once-in-a-lifetime transformation which never takes place. It is simply a want or a need to. You can want and need all day long without doing anything about it is the breakdown that is relayed

Now that we have an understanding of the stages habits are formed and the laws that apply to behavior change, we can look at the intentional implementation of what we now understand and how to apply it. These 4 elements are the application:

  • Noticing
  • Wanting
  • Doing
  • Liking

Referring to them as Implementation Intentions, Clear breaks it down in laymen terms.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

To implement noticing, he states that, “you need to give your goals a place and time to live in the world”, meaning that your goals need to have a schedule that are met consistently. This is noticing and understanding what you notice.

In wanting, what is applied is the steps to making it happen in your physical environment. Clear gives the example, if you want to start broadening your perspective of literature, novels or the sort, you may want to implement reading a book. So you decide to incorporate, “I want to read a chapter of a book before I go to sleep at night.” To make this want become a reality, you are going to put the book on your pillow to remind you that you have a chapter to read before retiring to sleep. Placing the book on your pillow, thus, would be the incorporated atomic habit to this. The goal, Clear explains, is not to read a book, but to become a reader.

The doing part is fairly simple, if you can wrap your head around it. It is explained that you have to optimize the starting line instead of the finish line. An example given is if you want to start to get in shape, you must start with few reps and build to more reps. If you don’t, you will easily get discouraged. Trying to do 10 reps of weights in a set and the goal is 5 sets might not be realistically attainable, if you have never lifted weights. So you may get 1 set in of 10 reps but the other 4 sets? You may just quit before you actually get started. So in just starting out, may be 4-5 reps of 3 sets to begin at the starting line and build up to the finish line. This, in turn, would be ‘do-able’.

These atomic habits become behavior, like any other habit, and just knowing that they are ‘good’ or advantageous habits that you are incorporating, builds a liking. If you like something, you will begin to repeat it. The difference is knowing rather it is hindering you or benefiting you. Once you realize what you are doing is beneficial, you begin to intentionally implement it, small steps at a time, optimizing the starting line.

The 3 Layers Of Behavior Change

Clear explains, like most things in life, we want instant gratification in most cases. If we think we are fat or overweight, we want to lose weight or be skinny, but without doing any work. It’s the defective behavior in us as humans. I personally think we inherited these defective characteristics from Adam & Eve in the Garden, but whatever the case, we got em!

So as James Clear further instructs, behavior change consists of these 3 things:

  • Outcomes
  • Processes
  • Identity

This becomes easier with everything else implemented. Example for someone who wants to lose weight:

The outcome is realized to be “I am going to lose weight”.

The process is “this is what I am going to do to reach this goal”

And the identity becomes, “I believe I am going to do it”…and you act as such.

Once again, you can sit around all day saying, “Oh I want to lose weight!” or “Oh I need to lose weight!”. You are just singing to the choir until you speak the existence of, “I am going to lose weight. I am going to DO it!” By changing your belief, you are changing the identity of who you are.

Applying Atomic Habits To Addiction

Right off the bat we know that addiction is a character defect. If we want to go to the depths of self-pity, and stay there, then we can say that, “we suffer from a disease that is incurable”. So is addiction a disease or is it a defect of character? Could it be that it is a behavioral habit? If so, can this book help not just one, but all of these areas? Well, let’s take a look as people with addictions. Keep in mind, your addiction is not mine. It is yours. Yours might be gambling, while mine was heroin. Theirs might be Vodka, while yours was methamphetamine or different from his that was sex.

If your life has become unmanageable then you are not the best version you that you can be of you. Can we agree on that? You simply cannot be the best version of you in your addiction, whatever the addiction is.

Disease

If I went to the doctor and the doctor told me that I have Hepatitis C but there was a medication called ‘Harvoni‘ that could, over a period of time, treat the chronic illness permanently, I would not hesitate to follow the doctors instructions (true story by the way) because this treatment would be in my best interest. It would help me to be a healthier version of me.

Defect of Character

Let’s say that Martin is a person who struggles with alcohol use disorder (alcoholic really), and gets sober every 6 months and stays sober for 30 days, then goes back to drinking for 6 months, gets clean afterwards for another 30 days, and so on and so on. Martin, it’s fair to say, like any other alcoholic struggling to stay sober, has developed a pattern of a system that he now uses, is familiar with and is, unfortunately, comfortable with, even if it is bringing him unavoidable misery at the finish line. This bad habit is part of Martin’s system now. Until this habit is broken, it can’t be replaced with anything else.

Behavioral Habit

Martin may want to change. He may even plead with himself that he “needs to change”. Unfortunately, the ‘want’ and the ‘need’ will not bring about change. Only the results of what he does “do” will reveal a change. Nothing else.

It should be understood from the gate, that addiction is just one form of defective behavior. There are many more to deal with. To do so, what James Clear transmits is that it takes tiny atomic habits to implement to change the behavior. Even in my own triumph within the battle of overcoming an addiction which lasted well over 20 years, the point is that it lasted “over 20 years”. It wasn’t until I decided to implement some changes that I began to see some results. I had to live in the “do”, not the “want” or the “need” to.

The Benefit Of This Book In Addiction Recovery

If we can understand that Atomic Habits over a period of time produce long term identity change, then we can take Clear’s advice. If I want to better myself by reading, the goal is not to read a book, the goal is to become a reader; not to run a marathon, but to become a runner; not to write a book, but to become a writer.

I believe after reading this book, the community of addiction, if you relate, will be able to see that the goal is not to stop using drugs so I can get clean, the goal is to be a person who doesn’t use drugs, period!

The goal is not to stop drinking alcohol and sober up; the goal is to NOT be an alcohol consumer, period!

This can be applied to the infamous ‘RELAPSE” too!

The goal is not to avoid another relapse, the goal is to be a person who doesn’t use anything that is mind altering or lives in abstinence.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

In Conclusion

As I stated in the beginning, this book has many good reviews. The unfavorable reviews, in my opinion, come from people who weren’t ready to embrace who they are or better yet, be willing to become a better version of who they are. For anybody that read this book and found no benefit, I would have to say that a change for the better is outside the spectrum of your belief. Remember that every action that you take is a vote for the type of person you want to become. If you have no aspirations of bettering yourself, then this book is definitely not for you.

This book clearly (by Mr. Clear lol) not only explains how changing your belief changes your identity, but it demonstrates it as well. Very clearly. So clear that Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles could see it themselves. James Clear says something that solidifies the whole thing to sum it up. He says, “You do not rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your system.”

In other words, you will never reach any goals because the system that you use is not designed to overcome or change anything. You just continue to live, and fantasize, in your ‘want’ and ‘need’. That system has to be changed.

This book, in my humble and unbiased opinion, can help and benefit ANYBODY. We all have obstacles and they don’t necessarily have to be addiction related. This book transforms the “I need” to “I get” mindset, says James Clear and I agree.

True change is identity change. What do you need to change today? You have to ask yourself and honestly answer yourself as well. I firmly believe that in educating yourself with this book, you position yourself to really change your belief system. Once the system is changed, then the goals change from being unreachable to becoming attainable. This book transforms the mindset of “I need to” into “I get to”. You tell me what sounds better? “I need to make a change in my life” or…..” I get to make a change in my life!”

The investment in this book is less than $20 at Amazon. That’s less than a good meal at Chili’s or Red Robin.

The bottom line is that the investment you make in this book is an investment in you becoming the best version of YOU that you can be! It is an investment that will serve you your lifetime, if utilized. Get busy on being a better you!

Please, if you decide to pick-up the book and read it, come back to this site and post your experience with it afterwards. Share what it is that helped or motivated you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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32 thoughts on “Book Review On Atomic Habits

  • July 8, 2021 at 11:54 pm
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    Howdy Timo! Your writing is so concise! You inform deeply. This is so informative, I have learnt so much already. It is no news that stopping an habit is twice as difficult as developing it. I myself used to be addicted to something, took the grace of God to break free. The Atomic habit approach is a very good one that could help! One at a time! I am looking forward to a plethora of your articles

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    • July 9, 2021 at 2:59 am
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      Well then you and I have much in common, because if it had not been for the grace of God that positioned me to be humble enough to take some instructions, I might still be in my addiction today. Today, I can DO ALL THINGS through Christ that strengthens me. I always say, even in recovery, do the footwork and stay out the results. The results belong to Him. Thanks Vanabell for your comments.

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  • July 12, 2021 at 5:06 am
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    Love how you shared the 4 stage of a habit being formed. People tend to struggle when they can’t understand the process of something and how it works. Plus, the fact that you shared how to break the habit is just as powerful. I’m actually very interested in this book now! Are there any other books on habits you would recommend?

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    • July 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm
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      Hey Rod, 

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes the process can be monumental especially if you have no clue where to start. I love the book Atomic Habits because it is not just for the recovery community. It is a guide being better and how to go about it. I think deep down inside, we all want to be the “best version of me that I can be!” This book breaks it down and makes it possible. It is the perfect guide for recovering individuals because it’s progress, not perfection. Baby steps at the starting line instead of focusing on the finish line. Thanks buddy! I will keep you posted on my next reads!

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  • July 12, 2021 at 5:07 am
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    Very insightful website, improving ones self is the best thing a person could do for themselves in terms of life. getting better everyday and wanting to be more everyday is what breeds greatness. This website gives you insight on good books to read for self improvement, very nice. I love to see people wanting to help other self improve.

    Thanks Mason

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    • July 12, 2021 at 7:28 pm
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      Yes Mason being of service to help others in whatever capacity that may be does one thing…it’s takes you out of being selfish and thinking about yourself and positions you to a place of selflessness by helping someone else, even if you really didn’t want to. The ‘want’ and the ‘need’ to help someone, including yourself doesn’t get it done. The only thing that will get it done is just ‘doing it’. Thanks for your comments my friend!

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  • July 13, 2021 at 9:28 am
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    Very informative. I had never heard of Atomic habits before reading this. But you break it down into easy to understand language and show how we can use it to form good habits and break bad habits .I was so impressed with the depth of information that I read this a few times. The four stages of forming a habit and the four stages of breaking a habit really rang true for me. The benefits look amazing, and I have bookmarked this to read again and take it all in. Thank you for sharing this. 

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    • July 14, 2021 at 12:40 am
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      You are most welcome Steve! Thank you for your time and appreciation! I’ll be sharing more reviews in the future on tools I believe to be useful.

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  • July 13, 2021 at 9:30 am
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    It is the first time I hear about the potential treatment of addiction with Atomic Habits. For this to work, you need to be patient and take small steps every day. Developing an addiction does not happen overnight so getting rid of it also takes time. It is great to think that you can actually trick your brain with the 4 stages you have outlined. Hopefully, I will never find myself in a situation where I have an addiction.

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    • July 14, 2021 at 12:38 am
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      Thanks for your comments my friend. However, the 4 Stages have nothing to do with tricking your brain. It has to do with practical application for self-improvement. It is not designed specifically for addiction, it is in general the application of anyone who wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be. Just to be clear, addiction isn’t just drug, alcohol. People gamble and lose their homes, people are addicted to video games and are lazy and don’t want to do anything else, people are addicted to porn, people are addicted to Pepsi knowing good and well that they are diabetic. So if you feel that you are the best you can be, then it sounds like you have already “tricked” your brain in believing that to be true…when I assure you it is not. We all can do better. Atomic Habits is a resource to help. Thanks again my friend for your input.

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  • July 17, 2021 at 5:54 am
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    Hi Timo. This is a very interesting review on Atomic Habits by James clear. I was not familiar with the terminology “atomic habits”, so it see it explained in such a clear way, makes it much easier to understand the concept. I do like the four stages of a habit forming, and then having to reverse engineer it to break the habit. 

    Do you have any other self-help books that you can recommend? Is it better to have a support group to help you as well as use the book? Thanks

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    • July 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm
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      Yes most definitely a support group to lean on is highly recommended by myself and probably any other individual who has been successful in his or her recovery. I will definitely review more books to supplement recovery growth. I appreciate your time and sharing what you thought. Atomic Habits will help anyone who is looking to be a better version of themselves…in any capacity, not just addiction. Thanks again my friend! God Bless!

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  • July 23, 2021 at 12:58 am
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    Well, I must say, it’s been a long time since i read a good book review and never a better topic of book to review than a self help book. It;s probably about due that i have an intake of such info. This sounds good. I think i might give bthis book a whirl and see how it goes,. Thanks for sharing.

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    • July 26, 2021 at 10:13 pm
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      You are most welcome! I do hope it helps and I am sure if you read it, it will my friend. Thanks again!

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  • July 24, 2021 at 1:48 pm
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    Hi Timo,

    I have heard a lot about this book, Atomic Habits, but somehow, I’ve not yet read it.  I think your review was the first one I actually read all the way through. 

    I don’t have an addiction background, (except that I think just about everyone has some kind of addiction), but I do have a public health background, which means I have studied a few of the theories of behavior change.  This one is different than the ones we spent the most time studying.

    I didn’t realize this book was about small, stackable behavior change and creating a process.  I have to agree with the importance of identity change, but identity change is very difficult, especially if you have friends and family around you pulling you back.  I’m not quite sure how Mr. Clear connects the small habits with identity change.  Reading the book would probably answer that question for me!

    If this is another useful tool to combat addiction, then great!

    Thanks for the info!

    Karen

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    • July 26, 2021 at 10:12 pm
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      You are most welcome Karen and thank you for taking the time. I endorse this book because the bottom line is, “it is progress, not perfection”. Changing, or making the adjustments, of little micro steps is more digestible than trying to wrap your head around doing a complete 180 degree turn. That turn can’t be made in one move and I think Mr. Clear puts it into a context that not only the addict or alcoholic can consume, but anybody that has a discipline problem with managing their life, in whatever aspect that has become unmanageable. Thanks again Karen!

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  • July 28, 2021 at 9:40 am
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    I am 66 years old and never did any drugs, simply because I was not curious and I would certainly not do it because anybody else would. I guess I was afraid of the consequences. With smoking, it was a bit different and I tried several cigarettes and cigars but never inhaled through the lungs. I concluded that I did not like the smell and the taste and that was it.

    Drinking beer and wine I like very much, although not daily and I am not so sure it is the alcohol, because I do not like all the other drinks links, sprite, coke. Liquors are too sweet and whiskeys too heavy. Why I will never be addicted? Because I love my freedom and an addiction to anything would negatively influence it.

    I can see that this book can help a lot of people understanding their addiction, although ending an addiction might prove impossible to be doing alone.

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    • July 30, 2021 at 2:31 am
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      Thanks Jerry for your insight on this topic!

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  • July 31, 2021 at 12:28 am
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    Hi and thanks for sharing this. I think you laid it out so clearly and so thoroughly I am wondering how much more I would get from reading the book. I realize it is all about application. I particularly appreciate the insight that adopting a new identity is key to implementing these kinds of transformative changes. Whether that is breaking a bad habit or cultivating a good one. At different periods of life, I have made deliberate changes with some success. As you say it is about having and using a system and sticking with it. I wish you all success with this site. I am sure you will help a great number of people trying to beat addiction. I guess one first step is that they become someone who is not addicted. Best regards, Andy

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    • August 1, 2021 at 9:39 pm
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      Thank you Andy and the book is worth the investment. I can’t lay it out like James Clear does, but it is laid out in a way that is so digestible. I recommend this book for anyone interested in self-help or self-improvement journeys. Although it is a good piece for addiction recovery application, it is as well a good reading plan for anyone who has ever found themselves procrastinating and holding themselves back. Thanks again!

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  • July 31, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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    this is clearly a wake up call for me. i have been wanting to change a lot of habits physically and emotionally  for a very long time and i believe this book will help me do that. i always get things done in my mind but i never get to do them physically. I have been wanting to lose weight for more than 10years now. I have the equipment and always watching every weight loss video on YouTube whilst i lay in bed. i guess i need this book and i have to start

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    • August 1, 2021 at 9:46 pm
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      Thanks Mimie. Believe me my sister, you are not alone. We ALL find ourselves dreaming about doing something but never putting it to action. I dare say 99.9% of the population has been in this boat…until they decided to get out of the boat. That’s the difference with this book. It shows you how to un-procrastinate and get things accomplished by doing, not wanting or needing, but by doing. And little steps at a time is more doable and applicable than one great big transformation (that’s the part in our mind). Trying to change in one big major step will never work, it never has and it never will, you and I both can testify to that lol. I wish you the best and the book is truly a great tool to invest in you being a better you. Thanks again!

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  • July 31, 2021 at 4:12 pm
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    This review is so well put together it makes me want to read the book. Everyone can use some more good habits, even if the habit is only noticeable to them like, making the bed in the morning. I love ideas like this that take things in small steps. 

    I was once benefited from a talk given by an Olympic Gold medalist. She said small goals made all the difference, even when she didn’t feel like training. A small goal would be, lets just get into my gear, we may well drive down there, we’re here now we might as well do 5 minutes of training and so on. This mentality can be used in so many ways, it’s amazing.

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    • August 1, 2021 at 9:48 pm
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      Thanks for your insight and yes that is the idea. Don’t get overwhelmed by change. Work toward it. Work toward being the best version of you that is within your power. I am glad my review got you thinking. Wish you the best my friend!

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  • August 2, 2021 at 12:15 pm
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    Your job will definitely help a lot of people. First of all, it will help him realize that he needs to make changes in his life. Many are not aware of this. The book’s recommendation is very inspired and many think they will buy it. I liked the example with dental floss: with small steps you can reach the desired result.

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    • August 9, 2021 at 2:13 am
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      thank you Carmen for your time and insight! You are so right…this book will help ANYBODY who desires to be a better version of who they are right now.

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  • August 3, 2021 at 10:39 am
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    I was developing a habit of sleeping really late, it started affecting my grades and soon I was doing worse than any other person in the class. I had to get a therapist who really helped me stop the habit. I find your article full of information and detail on how to break such habits that may be affecting your daily life.

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    • August 9, 2021 at 2:11 am
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      I am happy it helped you Kenny! Best to you my friend!

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  • August 3, 2021 at 3:54 pm
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    Hello, I found James Clear’s book ” Atomic Habits” to be quite helpful for anyone who wants to make a substantial shift in their current condition. “No thank you, I am not a smoker,” is the type of response I gave to a prior acquaintance who had no idea that I had quit smoking. It was simple for me.

    To break a habit, as James Clear put it, you need a plan.
    The other method I’ve discovered for overcoming any negative habit is to repeat the action you want to do in your life.
    When I felt the urge to smoke again, I reminded myself that there are many individuals I know who do not smoke and are peaceful. With that thought in mind, the urge could just fall.

    Of course, I found this to be true: altering your beliefs changes your identity. I want to meditate a lot more in my life, so I set aside a modest amount of time to do so in the hopes of seeing it grow (the atomic habit though). By the way, I think the book is incredibly valuable and that it can improve someone’s life today,

      Thank you.

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    • August 9, 2021 at 2:12 am
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      you are most right Lionel and thank you my friend!

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  • August 4, 2021 at 6:26 am
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    There couldn’t have been a better time to read this article – so timely!

    I’m having a bad habit that I’ve been struggling to change with little success. After reading your review i’ve been reminded of the old days when I was drinking. It became aparent that i was slowly becoming a drunkard and I needed to stop.

    I just replaced the feel good satisfaction of being tipsy to a disatisfying hangover, dindn’t take beer anymore, and replaced my friends – I broke the habbit.

    So even with the current bad habit I’ve been reminded, through this review, of the exact steps to follow, thanks.

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    • August 9, 2021 at 2:10 am
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      thank you Sebastian and I wish you the best. It sounds like you are an overcomer and already know what to do. If don’t nothing change, then don’t nothing change!! Best to you my friend. You are in my prayers Sebastian.

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