Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

By: James Clear

The Nyla Winter 2022 book club selection is Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear, one of the world’s leading authorities on habit formation. In this #1 NY Times Bestselling book, Clear will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to transformative results. Clear starts his book by sharing how a tragic baseball accident that almost killed him in his sophomore year in high school ended up changing his life in ways he could not have imagined. Overcoming his injuries and the setbacks that came with them taught him “a critical lesson: changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them.” This is the fundamental truth that his book and his step-by-step plan are based on. The secret to eliminating bad habits and creating good ones is your system. You won’t be successful in creating good habits until you have a good system.

In Clear’s book, you will learn a proven system for success that will help you achieve your goals big and small. Clear is especially skilled in being able to break down more complex ideas into simple behavior changes that can be applied to all areas of life regardless of what your background or challenges might be. No matter what you’re struggling with, Atomic Habits will help you transform your habits. “Packed with evidence-based self-improvement strategies, Atomic Habits will teach you how to design habits that work for you rather than against you.”