Books similar to Atomic Habits by James Clear: We all wish to improve and become a better version of ourselves. But the only thing stopping us is our habits. Habits or a person’s behavior/attitude can be a deal maker or breaker when it comes to living a happy and satisfied life. This is the reason self help or self improvement books are ruling the markets. James Clear’s ‘Atomic Habits’ is a big name in the self help or improvement category. The best seller book is believed to be a game changer in the genre. A lot of people have benefited by reading this wonderful book. It is considered a game changer by many. So, we bring 10 such books that are similar to Atomic Habits and can add a lot of value in your life.
10 Books similar to Atomic Habits by James Clear
- High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
- Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Badass Habits by Jen Sincero
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
- How to Change by Katy Milkman
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
Productivity is a major issue in our life. People are always busy but rarely productive. Productivity is the difference between an average person and a successful person. The book ‘High Performance Habits’ talks about productivity and success. This book also mentions the 6 essential habits that all high performers have, one of the 6 essentials is productivity. The author explains about all the 6 habits in detail and correlates their importance with success. It’s a must read for professionals or young entrepreneurs.
Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
Next in our list is BJ Fogg’s famous self help book Tiny Habits. The book isn’t an easy read but definitely worth reading. The book talks about habits in detail. It gives a detailed idea about habits, how they are formed and how to break free from a habit. The book can be considered a manual about habit formation and about breaking free from a habit. This book can be recommended to any one who is looking to make positive changes in life (by changing habits).
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
It is one of the most popular and known books of the self-help genre. The book explores neurological habits that drive our behavior. Charles Duhigg talks about habits and mentioned that they are not just choices but are complex neurological patterns. The Power of Habit also decodes the reason behind the difficulty in breaking any existing habit. In the book the author provides a detailed explanation about the formation of habits. It also provides solutions for changing bad habits.
Badass Habits by Jen Sincero
By the book’s name only we get a vibe of a fun book. Badass Habits is an easy read where Jen Sincero chooses a different approach in writing (more fun) for his self-help book. The Author’s writing style makes the book feel like a nonfiction book. This book focuses on boundaries and the dos & don’ts. The book also tells us the importance of habits and how it forms our personality. It’s a good pick for people who wish to read a self improvement book (on the lighter side) which guides them for 21 day step by step improvement.
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy is a great read. The book can provide an individual with a new perspective in life. The main crux of the book is that even small changes made in one’s life (consciously) multiply significantly in the long run and create significant impact. This book can be a life changer for anyone. It teaches the importance of continuity and consistency in life. The book is a highly recommended self-help book, especially for procrastinators.
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is quite similar to another book on our list (The Compound Effect). This book shares the idea that the simple choices we make in life and the little things we overlook cumulatively, can impact our lives in a significant manner. The book talks about consistency. And how consistency with good habits can make things better. While consistency with bad habits can make things unpleasant for an individual. The book is a good read for readers who are new to self-help books.
How to Change by Katy Milkman
How to Change by Katy Milkman is another great self-help book on habits. It is based on a combination of principles of psychology and the author’s own research and findings. The book talks about understanding your own internal obstacles like laziness, procrastination, forgetfulness. The book has some similar habit forming theories which you will find in other self-help books related to habits like Atomic Habits. But is definitely worth reading.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is a great read for people seeking to improve in life. Be it personal or professional life. The book provides many strategic and tactical ways of achieving the 7 habits and also about getting rid of bad or unnecessary habits. But the reviews of the self-help book are very polarizing. Some believe the book is worth all praise while others find it hard to digest.
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith
Many believe that ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before’ by Dr Julie Smith is a mental health toolbox to anyone and everyone who needs help. The book revolves around emotional health and overall well-being. By the way Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist and ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before’ is an evidence-based book. It offers all the necessary life skills that anyone can relate with and needs at some point of life.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss is a book that provides a blueprint for managing your time, priorities and creating your own business. Timothy Ferriss’ book talks about breaking the boundaries and limitations one goes through in a typical job. Where the author refers to it as escaping the 9-5 cycle. The book provides the reason for one’s inability to escape to the toxic corporate work cycle and work according to choice. It talks about the habits and mindset required for reaching a point where an individual isn’t salve of the corporate culture. This is a good read for people who wanna break free from the vicious 9 to 5 cycle.
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