Book: Atomic Habits

I loved this book and will keep and re-read again in a year.

Each chapter is about 10 pages, which fits very nicely with my “read 10 pages of a book” habit in the morning.

It gives a little bit of science with each advice given on how to build long lasting good habits and break bad habits.  The cheat sheet is at http://atomichabits.com/cheasheet

Some ideas from the book that I didn’t know about

  • Design your environment. Make the cues of good habits obvious and visible.
  • Use temptation bundling.  Pair an action you want to do with an action you need to do.
  • Use the 2 minute rule. Downscale your habits until they can be done in two minutes or less.
  • Use reinforcement.  Give yourself and immediate reward when you complet you habit
  • Never miss twice. When you forget to do a habit, make sure you get back on track immediately.
Tony Tam

Senior Principal Engineer @ Splunk, ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org