Atomic Habits

an Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

paperback, 320 pages

Published Oct. 1, 2019 by Avery, Penguin Random House USA.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

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Review of 'Atomic Habits' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

Excellent explanation of problems with forming good habits and stopping bad ones. There are solutions for each of the problems. He starts off with a key for me which I'd say is basically to concentrate on my system rather than on goals. That shifted my mindset to something I can do now rather than focusing on what will be in the future. This book was filled with information-not one of those that just harps about one thing with complaints about the ways some other expert has it all wrong. This is a solid book with sensible information with a bit of encouragement and some good examples added.

Gut Ideen, gut geschrieben

4 stars

Die Idee gewünschte Verhaltensänderungen so klein runterzubrechen, dass die entsprechenden einzelnen Gewohnheiten sehr klein und schaffbar sind ist nicht neu, aber trotzdem gut.

Hilfreich ist die Methodik wie man sich neue Gewohnheiten zulegen kann oder eben schlechte Ablegen. Das habe ich auch gleich ausprobiert und in zwei von drei Fällen hat es funktioniert. Die dritte Habit war auch einfach nicht griffig genug.

Das Buch ist auch ganz gut geschrieben, es ist schnell durchgelesen, aber auch - typisch amerikanisch - sehr schematisch und wiederholend.

Review of 'Atomic Habits' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I know the word "atomic" means small or tiny in this book, but I couldn't help but think about explosions every time I read the term "atomic habits".Anyway, the idea is that small changes done consistently and with the right system will lead to extraordinary results.I was already familiar with the concepts of habit formation (cue-routine-reward) described in the book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg so I must say I didn't see too many new insights in Atomic Habits.James Clear presents the idea of the habit loop: cue-craving-response-reward. These four steps create a motivational loop that allows us to create habits. The cue triggers a craving, which leads to a response that satisfies the craving and that will become associated with the cue.He presents a method to create good habits and break bad ones based on this habit loop.So for creating a long lasting habit we must make:- …