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From Discipline to Character: How to Build Atomic Habits and Change Your Life

From Discipline to Character: How to Build Atomic Habits and Change Your Life

Atomic Habits โ€“ the book that was recommended to me a few years ego. It was an excellent choice.
I found it to be an incredibly useful guide for developing new habits and breaking old, negative ones. I re-read this book every so often. I highly recommend everyone to read and keep going back to it. Why? Letโ€™s dive in.

Plan for today:

The 4 Laws of Behaviour Change

We all have habits. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all follow individual patterns and behaviours. This is how our brain is wired. It helps us to cope with reality and too many information fighting for our attention. Our goal is to make sure we are conscious about, we create and maintain good habits and remove the bad ones.
How can we change our behaviour? Here are four laws to follow and check when we want to build useful and atomic habits and get rid of bad habits from our lives.


When the cue is not apparent, itโ€™s getting hard to start or to kick into action. You canโ€™t rely on the strong will; it has to be automatic.


When the routine is too hard, you willย alwaysย find the excuse to do something else. The string will take you for a short ride, but in the grand scheme, again, you will fail if you canโ€™t remember what the next exercise to follow was.


When the experience is not desirable, it usually means you have not answered the question โ€œwhyโ€ you are doing it. It may be nothing attractive in waking up early and sweating through the workout. But when I think about long-lasting goals, and I see myself in 10-15 years as the athletic dad who can keep up with my growing kids โ€“ that is attractive.


I believe finding satisfaction also plugs into the right motivation. The experience was less satisfying than other activities. How can we make โ€œhardโ€ habit like early morning workout satisfying? We can employ gamification components like:

  • Visual checks
  • Scorecard โ€“ habit tracker

Atomic Implementations

Who you are?

To create long-lasting habits, we need to know why we want to do it. Whatโ€™s more, we need to look beyond it and change who we are, or who we become as a result of the new routine, habit or activity.

Easy-starting rituals

Creating a whole new habit could be overwhelming. However, if you focus on the very first step of the first part, it is going to be much easier.

Starting ritual should be completed in 2 minutes or less.

Habit Stacking

The book โ€œAtomic Habitsโ€ introduces the concept of habit stacking. You try to build one habit. You should focus on one practice at the time to help yourself to be successful.
Once you create one, and you execute it automatically, you can add, chain or stack another thing that you would like to change or add into your life.

Use momentum of the old habit to make the new habit easy to initiate.

I re-read this book every year around New Year. I highly recommend everyone to read and keep going back to it. Why?ย 
Here are my three key takeaways from the book:

๐Ÿ“ˆ Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. Just like small deposits into a savings account can add up over time, small daily habits can have a huge impact on our lives in the long-term.

๐ŸŽฏ The key to building new habits is to start small and focus on consistency, rather than trying to make drastic changes all at once. This makes the new habit easier to stick to and creates a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue.

๐Ÿช“ To break a bad habit, itโ€™s important to identify the underlying cue or trigger that leads to the negative behavior and then find a new, positive action to take in its place.

๐Ÿ“– โ€œAtomic Habitsโ€ is a great resource for anyone looking to make positive changes in their lives and create lasting habits that lead to success and happiness. Habits are important because they shape our daily actions and ultimately determine the outcomes of our lives.ย 

By developing good habits, we can improve ourselves and our lives in meaningful ways, livening more Intentional Life!
Do you know this book? What are your key takeaways from that book?

๐Ÿค“ Tips & Tricks

Switch between multiple windows within the same program ๐Ÿ”

Using theย Cmd + Tabย keys you can quickly switch between your open programmes.
However if you have, say, three Word documents open at once that you wish to switch between, youโ€™ll need a different shortcut. Go for:

Cmd + ~ย 

It will instantly switch between multiple windows of the same programme. This will work for any application.

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