Happy FriYaY Bibliofriends!
This week’s Friday 56 comes from a motivational non-fiction read called Atomic Habits by James Clear. This is one of the most helpful “self-help” books that I’ve ever read! As I listened to this as an audiobook, the extract here is from the first chapter which you can download for free at https://jamesclear.com.
Hosted by Freda’s Voice, the Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.
This book has already helped me to add two ‘good habits’ into my life, simply by following the rule: when I do … I will also do …. The first habit I wanted to try and ‘be better at’ was getting round to finally listening to the audiobooks that are stacking up in my library. Now I’m listening to them out of habit every morning in the time that I get ready for work. Hopefully these techniques will help me to try and instil some other good habits in my life further along the way. If this seems like a book you’d be interested in then you can check out my full review here.
What are some good habits you need to try and incorporate in your life? Do you currently use habit trackers or bullet journals for anything in your life? As always, drop me a comment to chat!