Life Tonic''s a thing

But don't just take our word for it - establishing a routine of small habits can really make a difference.

We started My Life Tonic back in 2016 and have suggested a number ways that small changes can help make you feel better, either with improved physical health or enhanced mental health.

In a recent chat with friends, they mentioned a book that they were reading.

Atomic Habits - Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

Whilst not focusing solely on physical and mental health, the book uses many examples from sport, business and more generally life, and provides a fantastic framework on how to set up these 'Atonic Habits' so that they can be sustained over a longer period of time.

Ultimately the accumulation of these small habits make a significant difference in the long run.

Probably the key take out is that to make changes or new habits last, we need to make them so they become an automatic response to a given cue.

This certainly isn't a quick fix methodology, but a framework that will have longer lasting impact, as you are able to sustain the habits over a period of time.

Why 'Atomic Habits'


1. An extremely small amount of a thing; the single irreducible unit of a larger system

2. The source of immense energy or power

1. A routine or practice performed regularly; an automatic response to a specific situation

Establishing the Atomic Habits are underpinned by 4 crucial principles to make them

  1. Obvious
  2. Attractive
  3. Easy
  4. Satisfying

if you are able to do this, then you are giving yourself the best chance to create and sustain a long lasting habit - and after all, isn't that we are hoping to do when we are trying to make changes.

Personally, I'd highly recommeNd reading the book if your interested in making changes in your life.

Just a word of warning - atomic changes, in their nature take time for the difference to be 'felt.'

This certainly isn't a way to make changes quickly, but to make changes that are sustainable in the long term - whatever they may be in your own situation.

If you do you choose to learn more about creating Atomic Habits - enjoy the ready and I hope you find it helpful.

Why is this important?

We usually want to make changes to our live to help make us feel 'better,' happier, healthier or more content.

This may mean doing more exercise or taking time out for yourself.

Similarly introducing new habits at home or at work can help change your perspective and make a difference. To answer the question - why is it important? Well, having the motivation to make changes is the first step. Having the framework to enable the change to first happen and then become wired into our routine is the way to ensure the habit becomes part of the routine.

What ever your tonic, having an effective framework will help ensure it becomes an ongoing part of your daily routine. Don't leave the intended change to chance - ensure you have the right systems in place to enable the change you want.