One of my favorite books of all time is Atomic Habits by James Clear. Although I read this book just a few months ago, I have already noticed some dramatic changes in my life as a result of following the advice of prescribed in this book. By keeping close track of my daily habits, I have been able to successfully replace some of my poor habits (such as mindlessly browsing social media) with good habits (such as reading and writing). Furthermore, by closely examining my eating habits, I have been able to shed roughly fifteen pounds in the last two months (**make that thirty pounds in three months**).
One of my favorite themes from this book was the idea that, "Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become." What this means is that every time you make a decision you are making one tiny step toward the person you want to eventually become. Taking time to reflect upon each action you take and asking yourself "is this who I want to portray" is a powerful habit of mind to possess.