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Book of the month : Atomic Habits by James Clear

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By Emily Quinton

in Makelight Book Club

I started February by reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and I'm so, so glad I did. It is brilliant and there's so much in here that I want to go back and re-read and begin putting into practise straight away. I cannot recommend this enough. I think we all need to work on our habits to enable us to live our best lives and this book is really empowering.

It is full of very practical advice that is easy to implement. It really shows you how you can make small changes that over time will bring about big changes. "Tiny changes. Remarkable results." (Clear, J. Atomic Habits 2018 p.253)

James Clear talks about habit tracking, which is where I'm going to start this month. I know I have many good habits but I also know there are several areas that I want to improve and I think that having a really good look at my daily habits, the good and the bad, will be a perfect place to begin.

The book is based on four laws. Make it Obvious, Make it Attractive, Make it Easy, and Make it Satisfying. Once I have read it again and started following these laws I am going to begin to share it with my older children. This is definitely a book I wish I had read as a teenager.

Atomic Habits is also available on Audible and is read by the author.

If you want to learn more about James Clear before you decide if this book is for you, he has a brilliant website

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A brilliant book to help you build new, good habits and break old, unhelpful ones.

I'm Emily Quinton, photographer, writer, teacher and mother of four. Along with my husband Stef I run Makelight – a membership community for creators, makers and doers.

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