This Creative’s Take on Atomic Habits: Book Reflections + Real-life Experiments

I finished reading Atomic Habits in the same week that the first cohort of my SHINE program came to an end. Both are ultimately about systems because, as author James Clear affirms:

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

It’s been fascinating to read the book alongside witnessing the progress of my students because there have been so many parallels! 

Here are my reflections on the key lessons – the laws – from the book, with support from my own experience, as well as from leading 41 creative business owners in building the foundations for a more profitable, sustainable and joyful business.

At the end, I share the new commitments I’m making to myself, having reviewed how my own habits can support progress towards my vision.

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My daily routine – pregnancy edition

So far, this year has found me either: on the road; preparing for being on the road; educating myself about and getting to grips with pregnancy; and preparing for the arrival of my baby. Needless to say, “routine” is a word whose meaning I’d totally forgotten. I have a feeling that, once baby comes, I won’t even know how to spell the word!

I’m a person who both hates routine and thrives on it. Or rather, I hate the idea of monotony – of doing the exact same thing, over and over again. Yet, I crave some sort of structure. I’m almost OCD about it: creating lists is one of my favourite pastimes! 

Not too long ago, I discovered a way that has been working for me; a balance between having order but still retaining some dynamism in my days.  Continue reading “My daily routine – pregnancy edition”