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Review: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits 

I read tons of self-help/productivity/ personal development books. I love to read and what better topic than learning self-mastery and improvement? So, eventually, the algorithms served up James Clear’s Atomic Habits and I obliged. Habit stacking, tiny habits, CBT, essentialism. The book is chock full of practical tips and tricks. It is a fabulous summation of many of the tools and tips I had already gathered from other books and learning platforms. 

There is just one weakness to the book: it is utterly, unabashedly humorless. James comes across as an automaton. A rich, successful automaton. But an automaton nonetheless. The thing is, no how perfect a system we develop, we are still at the mercy of the universe. We need to develop our humor, joy, empathy, and creativity muscles so we can weather the inevitable storms that will come our way. In any case, it’s a valuable book for anyone looking to improve their habits. 4 of 5 stars!

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