Habits-make them obvious!

I have been reading atomic habits as part of my growth journey. In chapter 3 it talks about something I had never thought about when making a new habit…

Make It Obvious

In this chapter of "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, we delve into the first law of habit formation - making it obvious. Clear explains that in order to create a new habit or change an existing one, we need to make it as easy to start as possible. By making our habits obvious, we remove any barriers or obstacles that might prevent us from taking action. Clear starts by discussing the concept of habit stacking. This technique involves linking a new habit to an existing one, so that you automatically perform the new habit after the old one. By doing this, you leverage the power of an existing habit and make it easier to start the new one. For example, if you want to start reading more, you could place a book on your bedside table as a visual cue to read before bed, while keeping distractions like your phone out of sight. Furthermore, Clear explains the importance of using implementation intentions - specific plans or scripts for when and where you will perform a new habit. By clearly stating the when and where of a habit, you increase the likelihood of following through and making it a part of your routine. The chapter concludes with key takeaways and actionable steps to implement the strategies discussed. Clear emphasizes the importance of starting with small, obvious habits that are easy to execute. He also reminds readers to be patient and consistent, as habits take time to form. "Atomic Habits" provides valuable insights and practical advice on how to make habits more obvious and increase the chances of successfully incorporating them into your life.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to form new habits that will STICK! 

Kayla Travis


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