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#229 BITESIZE | The 4 Steps to Make Habits Stick | James Clear

Season 5, Ep. 229

 

The start of a new year is the time many of us look to make changes in our lives, incorporating healthy habits and removing unhelpful ones.

 

Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.

 

Today’s clip is from episode 145 of the podcast with James Clear – an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author of the book ‘Atomic Habits’.

 

In this clip, James explains why our daily habits are so important and gives some great tips for creating healthy habits that can last a lifetime.


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