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Tiny Habits


Tiny Habits, by BJ Fogg, is my number one favorite book of all time, no kidding.

It has rescued me in many times of trouble, made my life more joyful, and helped me be a better, kinder friend to myself.

I've also read The Power of Habit and Atomic Habits. The Power of Habit is a good "why" book but not such a good "how" book. Atomic Habits tries to be a good "how" book, and includes some insights from BJ Fogg's research, but it has a self-punishment vibe which I dislike a lot.

Contrast with this:

“If there’s one concept from my book I hope you embrace, it’s this: People change best by feeling good, not by feeling bad.

Excerpt From: BJ Fogg. “Tiny Habits.”

Tiny Habits focuses on these two maxims:

  • Help people (including you) do what they already want to do. (Not what they think they should.)
  • Help people (including you) feel successful.

The book doubles as a practical playbook on how to develop self-compassion and as such has health benefits way beyond becoming more productive at work or creating exercise routines.

I listen to or read a bit of it almost every day, cycling back after a couple of months, and it always puts me in a good mood. It is also the book I've gifted the most. Go read it! (If you want ;))