James Clear

James Clear quotes on self-care

Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits. I write about building better habits.

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Be forgiving with your past self. Be strict with your present self. Be flexible with your future self.

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You can be happy with who you are and still want to be better. You can love your body and still want to improve it. You can appreciate your financial state and still want to improve it. Progress doesn’t require self-loathing. You can feel successful along the way.

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Before you ask for readers, write the article you wish you could read. Before you ask for the sale, create the product you wish you had. Before you need support, be the supportive friend. Before you need love, be the loving partner. Always give value before you ask for value.

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The first step to accepting yourself is to simply become comfortable being with yourself. There is a benefit to sitting in silence for a few moments each day. It's difficult to work through internal baggage when you are constantly receiving external stimuli.

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Think of yourself as a collection of parts. Some parts seek status. Some seek meaning. Some parts are selfish. Some are generous. Feed the good parts. Starve the bad parts.

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