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.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Sleep

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep and feel more rested, there are some practical ways to go about it -- ways I call the 'Levers of Sleep.'
3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit
Habits

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Want to build an exercise habit that sticks? Changing your behavior can be difficult so here are some tips to get you started.
Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward
Data Analysis

Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.
How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness and Wealth
Habits

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness and Wealth

This simple equation changed the way we think about habits and human behavior.
How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas
Creativity

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.
What Are You Measuring in Your Life?
Personal Improvement

What Are You Measuring in Your Life?

We all have areas of life that we say are important to us, but that we aren't measuring.
Run a Better Business

How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

Our society values skills, but everyone is obsessed with results. The problem with this is that it can become easy to get trapped focusing on results when you should really be building your skills.
How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small
Problem Solving

How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small

Lessons learned from cancer scientists about how to solve large, complex issues.
How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones
Habits

How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

A look at 'habit stacking' and how it can help you create new habits easier.
Plan for Chaos: How to Stick to Your Health Goals When Life Gets Crazy
Habits

Plan for Chaos: How to Stick to Your Health Goals When Life Gets Crazy

Busy entrepreneurs know it isn't always easy sticking to good habits when your schedule fills up. Here's how to stay on top of your goals.
5 Steps to Building a New Habit
Habits

5 Steps to Building a New Habit

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Let's get started.
The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep
Habits

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Why are you feeling so sleep deprived? Here are some practical tips for mastering your sleep and having more energy.
6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe
Personal Health

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.
3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits
Habits

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Simple steps to help you make progress with most of the goals you have for your health, your work and your life.
It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Fear

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Important tips for how you can get past your fears and do the things that you want to do.
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