I read a lot and usually get books from the library.  If my library doesn’t have a particular book I’m looking for, they order it from another library in the system. Voila! It’s amazing.

Occasionally, a book will come along that catches my attention so much that I actually BUY it. 

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

I pre-ordered this book even before it was released and after it arrived, I have been underlining, writing notes in the margins, and folding back tops of pages.

So often we want to automatically arrive at the big transformations and goals. The before and after photos. The end of the race with the medal around our neck. The diploma.  The business goal.

These big things are great, but in order to get there it really comes down to atomic habits, making small improvements on a daily basis and realizing that the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them.  James Clear says, “An atomic habit is a little habit that is part of a larger system. Just as atoms are the building blocks of molecules, atomic habits are the building blocks of remarkable results.”

With the New Year many people reflect on the past year’s events and accomplishments and look ahead to the New Year with hopes, dreams, and goals for their health, career, and family. This is a fantastic practice and I encourage everyone to take some time to do this. I also encourage you to not just set goals for the direction you want to go in 2019, but also think about the habits and systems that need to be put in place in order to reach those goals.

·         What is your goal (the direction you want to go)?

·         What habits need to develop?

·         What habits need to end?

·         What is one system you could implement to help you make progress in the direction of your goal?

Is all of this overwhelming? Goals, habits, systems, progress...?

Maybe you have an idea of what your goal is, but have NO idea how to change your habits or set up new systems for making progress. There is a lot of information out there and sometimes it can be difficult to wade through it all to find what works for you. I understand. Personally, I’ve waded through lots of information to find systems that work well for me. Also, I continue to learn, grow, and try new things so I can feel my best and live a flourishing life.  As your Health Coach I’m here to support, educate, and cheer you on to live your best life.  Let’s chat!

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