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Book Review: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
– James Clear

“Atomic Habits” has become one of the most popular book in self-help genre. And after reading it, I found it very practical to implement in our daily life and the examples given by James on Psychological aspects are incredible. He has given a detail breakdown of slowly shaping your lifestyle and making minor changes on daily basis and change your habits to achieve excellence.

James has also mentioned many real life examples of many athletes, entrepreneurs, artists and other successful people who managed to change their lives by making very small changes in their habits on a daily basis. He has also mentioned that when we try to change our bad habits and fail to do so, it is not our fault, we fail because of the system we are molded into from our childhood. It is our lower self-esteem which takes over our mind and our brain starts repeating in our head that, It’s not gonna happen for you.
Human behavior changes every day with situation and circumstances but what doesn’t change is human nature and his/her believes. And in this book James has explained how we can change that to achieve our desired goals by changing our inbuild behavior.

Even when you are trying to adapt a good habit, it is very much obvious and normal to fail in it to implement it in your daily routine. But with slow and small approach it can be achieved. If you will think that, from tomorrow I want to wake up at 5 am instead of 8 am. It’s not gonna happen, you will definitely fail on the second day or the third day. But instead, if you try waking up at 7:45 am for a week and then 7:30 am for the next week, your body will automatically start adapting to the change and you will feel more confident about yourself. He has mentioned that by making 1% change every day can give you massive result on a longer period. He calls it 1% rule.

There are many more theories mentioned in the book, to know more about it do read it and you will not regret it for sure.

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Published date: 16th October 2018
Author: James Clear (Journalist)
Genre: Self-help book, Study guide
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Page count: 320
My rating: 5/5

You do not rise to the level of your goals.
You fall to the level of your systems.
– James Clear

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Journaling: How it changed my life?

I write because I don’t know what I think until
I read what I say.
– Flannery O’Connor

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Are you able to recognize all the thoughts and emotions that crosses your mind?
Do you know on an average 6,200 thoughts comes to our mind in a day?
Isn’t it fascinating how less we value our own thoughts and feelings on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just bottle up at least few of these thoughts?

Doesn’t matter what kind of personality trait you have, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, there are so many thoughts and feelings we never say out loud to any one. But writing those on a piece of paper will help you actually recognize them on a deeper level.

There is no existence till there is no recognition.
When we write our thoughts, we get a lot of different perspective of our own mind. Before we try to understand someone else, I feel it is very important to understand ourselves.

You can know at what point you are being hard on yourself. You can know at what point you are being negative and when you are taking life in a positive manner.
We often judge others after listening to them or speaking to them. Sometimes we point out their flaws and sometimes we appreciate their good deeds.
Just imagine how good it will feel when you can do that to yourself.


I have been journaling for a very long time now. But previously I only used to write when I was very happy or when I was very upset. And when I feel that my thoughts are not organized, I used to avoid writing at all. I was not able to put my thoughts into words. After a certain time I started writing on a daily basis. Even if I don’t have any thing to write, I just used to write positive affirmations. And I felt so much change in my way of processing my own thoughts. I learnt how to keep myself on positive side of life. I learned how to process any negative and aggressive thoughts coming in my brain. It made me realize of all the privilege’s I am blessed with. Whenever I was doubting my own ability in doing something extremely out of my comfort zone, writing about it and reading it again gave me strength to cross those barriers I was so afraid to even think about.

You don’t have to write on a note pad or dairy with a pen daily. You can type your thoughts on your mobile phone or iPad or laptop whenever you get time. But do pen down your feelings. You will feel weightless within yourself.

Benefits of journaling
* Writing everyday boosts your self esteem and improves your mood.
* It helps you in understanding your own stand and position in life.
* It helps you realizing how much you have in life and makes you feel grateful for it.
* It helps you in solving your internal struggles in life and strengthens you emotionally.
* Helps in reducing stress, anxiety and heals any kind of mental traumatic experiences.
* Helps in sleeping better and improves memory as well.
* Helps you staying focused on your life goals.
* Improves communication skills.
* It helps you in learning from your own experiences on a daily basis.

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Journal writing is, foremost, a way to order and reframe perspective.
– Alexandra Johnson

I hope you this post helps you in keeping your life organized. Please like and follow my page to get the future updates from my website and please write your suggestions below in the comment section to help me improve my posts.

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Have a great day ahead.

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak