We sometimes fail to implement healthier habits because we bite off more than we can chew. We think if we just want to change bad enough we can get it done. We can muscle through with willpower and determination. But often, that method fails and we fall short of the finish line.
The book Atomic Habits by James Clear has been my favorite read so far this year. He describes atomic habits as tiny changes. Just a minuscule tweak in your daily systems that bring a 1% improvement. These little tweaks don’t seem to make a difference, but each tiny habit improvement builds on the next and over time your 1% gains turn into big wins.
This book breaks down the science of habit formation in an interesting way that makes you want to start implementing change. I have written before on one of my favorite books, The Compound Effect. Atomic habits are a great example of how tiny, incremental habits compound over time to create the results you want in your life.
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