83 pages 2 hours read

James Clear

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2018

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Use this activity to engage all types of learners, while requiring that they refer to and incorporate details from the text over the course of the activity.

ACTIVITY 1: “Make a Habit Plan”

In this activity, students create a habit plan or system of habits that will help them improve performance or align with a desired identity in one specific aspect of their lives.

Select an aspect of your life that would benefit from better habits. Follow Clear’s principles to create a system of habits that will lead to your success. Your plan should focus on one aspect of your life and include at least 3 habits that will set you up for long-term gains.

  • Your plan should address all four laws of behavior change.
  • Share your plan with a small group or partner. Explain exactly which of Clear’s principles you employed to create your plan and why you think the plan will work for you.
  • When you’ve finished, take action, and don’t forget to reflect!
  • After a set amount of time employing your plan (such as 1 week), return to your small group or partner and summarize what you experienced. Discuss the parts of the plan you feel are effective, and parts you might like to change.