Atomic Habits

Small habits don’t add up, they compound. That’s the power of atomic habits. Tiny changes. Remarkable results.” Atomic Habits by James Clear. In this blog, I will be discussing how I applied the part “Motivation is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More” from this book and how they affected the way I carry my work, which is also surprisingly related to the Project “Fixing stuff around you”. Let’s get started…

Motivation is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More:
In this part, the author explains how our environment plays a vital role in shaping our habits. A good environment is a helping hand toward making a strong habit. He then tells to make the cues of good habit easily accessible. For example, if you want to read a book, always keep it in front of you on the desk. Since I have read this book. I have been keeping my environment full of cues that I want to be in my habit. And it’s working perfectly. Now I can’t stand the look of having a messy desk. I always keep it clean (My habit to be organized and clean). And full of important stuff for my other habits (Keep my currently reading book, Laptop for work, notebook, and a pen for writing notes). He says, “Most people live in a world others have created for them. But you can alter the spaces where you live and work to increase your exposure to positive cues and reduce your exposure to negative ones.”

I was in the hostel working on some work on our FYP. Attended the Amal session in the hostel. And after the session, I was wondering what would I fix here, haha. My room was always in order. I fold my curtains in the morning the moment I wake up. I keep my study table in order. But then I thought, I will be going home. And I knew my study table will be a mess, haha it always is, whenever I return from the hostel. I packed my things and crossed my fingers.

My study table at the hostel.

Home Sweet Home:
I reached home. After greetings and all. The moment I entered my room. I saw this pile of things (books, notebooks, headphones, iron, and what not). I was kind of happy that I find something to fix :-D. I immediately took the picture. And as it was my study desk at home. So I must fix it. I have to do this after all the gup shup I do with my family and sit down for work. I did sit down and fix it all up. Trust me, this feeling is amazing. You just try this once. I guarantee you. Positivity, hard work, and motivation will be gushing in your veins :-D. Would I do this if it was not the Project work? Obviously, one because it’s my study dest and I must do this if I wanted to study. Secondly, I don’t want my dest to be messy as I already explained. Leading your environment. Making it to help you build your habits is I guess the best of leadership without authority. No one was going to ask me for it. I could have managed to do my work from my bed ( I usually had done in the past). But I didn’t want it anymore. “Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.”.

Before picture.
After picture.

In the end, I would like to ask one thing from you to at least bring one thing into their environment (which they want to be in their habit). And see how it works out. This may seem a little thing. But that’s the whole point. These small things add up to a bigger thing. Making your overall habit structure. Hence called the Atomic Habits.

Thank you for your time. ❤

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