In This Episode: How to Improve Your Life by Creating Atomic Habits:
1. Our physical environment plays a huge role in supporting the habit(s) we are trying to create or eliminate. We can improve our environment by making the habit more obvious and reducing friction (or making it less obvious and increasing friction for those we are trying eliminate).
2. Social environment also affects our behavior when it comes to creating good habits. By finding a social environment that provides a sense of belonging and friendship, we can increase the attractiveness of habits that leads to more motivation and better outcomes.
3. Ultimately, the best place to start is making new habits easy and convenient by scaling them down to something very small, such as the “2 minute rule”. The goal is to establish the habit by first showing up and doing the small action consistently. Once the habit is established, it can then be improved and becomes easier to maintain
James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur, and he has taught in colleges around the world. James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.
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