Atomic Habits

Habits are small actions repeated many times - enough to become automatic. It is the compound interest of our behavior. They can be good or bad.

The main purpose of habits is to solve problems we have with the least energy or effort.

To use the power of habits, focus on your systems rather than your goals. Build your environment(system) that enables good habits and discourages bad ones.

Levels of Change

  • Outcome Change - focus on what you want
  • Process Change - focus on how to do the work
  • Identity Change - focus on who you want to be. This is the best option.

Your identity will change based on your actions. Every time you do a habit its a vote towards a new identity - be it good or bad.

Habit Loop

Habits has four components(this is known as the habit loop)...

  • Cue
  • Craving
  • Response
  • Reward

Four Laws of Behavior Change

  1. Make it Obvious
  2. Make it Attractive
  3. Make it Easy
  4. Make it Satisfying

You can invert these laws to Break Bad Habits

Other Ideas