James Clear

James Clear

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert

Based in North Carolina, James Clear writes at JamesClear.com, where he uses behavior science to share ideas for mastering your habits, improving your health, and increasing your creativity. To receive his most popular articles, join his free weekly newsletter.

Determining How Much Your Time Is Really Worth
Control What You Can

Determining How Much Your Time Is Really Worth

Not all uses of time are equal and this simple truth can make a big difference in life.
How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives
Feedback

How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives

Feedback loops are always running in the background of our lives, but they influence our bodies and minds in profound ways.
Here Is How to Effectively Manage Your Stressful and Busy Schedule
Control What You Can

Here Is How to Effectively Manage Your Stressful and Busy Schedule

This technique can help reveal the meaning behind stressful events in your life.
Why Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event
Creativity

Why Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event

Here are some practical tips on becoming more creative.
This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Behaviors
Productivity

This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Behaviors

The strategy is called shoshin, meaning 'beginner's mind.'
5 Common Mental Errors That Stop You From Making Good Decisions
Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Stop You From Making Good Decisions

Here are the mental errors that show up most frequently in our lives.
Why Old Ideas Are a Secret Weapon
Ideas

Why Old Ideas Are a Secret Weapon

Old ideas are good ideas that outlasted thousands of bad ones.
The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books
Habits

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

Author Anthony Trollope focused on writing in 15-minute intervals each day , three hours per day.
How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong
Happiness

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

Learning about the impact bias can help us realize that there is plenty of room for happiness in a life that may seem very foreign or undesirable.
The Common Beliefs We Get Wrong
Self-Awareness

The Common Beliefs We Get Wrong

As a society, we often overvalue unimportant things and undervalue the ideas and strategies that make a real difference.
How to Determine the Correct Things to Focus On
Making Decisions

How to Determine the Correct Things to Focus On

If you want to master and deeply understand the core fundamentals of a task you may, paradoxically, need to start by casting a very wide net.
The Chemistry of Building Better Habits
Habits

The Chemistry of Building Better Habits

Similar to how every chemical reaction has an activation energy, we can think of every habit or behavior as having an activation energy as well.
How to Stop Lying to Yourself
Personal Improvement

How to Stop Lying to Yourself

By not being honest with yourself, you are avoiding self-awareness and change.
The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful
Habits

The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

Changing human behavior is often considered to be one of the hardest things to do in business and in life. Yet, there is a very reliable way that human behavior changes over the long-term.
The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
Productivity

The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

It's all about staying focused on priorities.