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Atomic Habits author James Clear. Source: supplied.

James Clear

Slipped into bad habits? This four-step process can help you change your ways

James Clear
People, Productivity
6 minute Read

A new year brings with it a new start, so what better time to re-evaluate your habits and learn to shape better ones?

In this extract of James Clear’s Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, readers learn about the science behind how habits work and the four-step process to changing your ways.

The science of how habits work

The process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward.* Breaking it down into these fundamental parts can help us understand what a habit is, how it works, and how to improve it.

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