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Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light (short read ebook)

By Leo Babauta I’m excited to announce the latest “short read” ebook that I’ve written: Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light. Traveling light has become one of the joys of my life, shedding the extra weight in return for freedom, lightness, and energy. This book contains my recommendations and methods […]

End of Busy: A Deliberate Life vs. Reactive Life, with Jonathan Fields

By Leo Babauta Every day, we get caught up in busyness — reacting to what comes at us, lost in the thousands of tasks and emails we have to deal with, and we are so busy dealing with all of it that we get stuck on autopilot. What if we could get out of that […]

A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling

By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces […]

6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

By Leo Babauta There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty and joy of the present moment. Being present also helps you to see when you are feeling fear or resistance, uncertainty or the urge to procrastinate, anger […]

A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed

By Leo Babauta I have an overwhelming amount on my mind today, and with that feeling of being overwhelmed, my stress levels have gone up significantly. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice being present. We all experience stress, we all get overwhelmed, and we can drown in it and let it rule our lives […]

A Primer on Understanding & Compassion

By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me that he is frustrated with himself — he hasn’t been as compassionate to people as he’d like recently. Lots of us experience this: we’re judgmental, quick to snap at people, getting frustrated with how other people act, judging people who have different beliefs than us. The reader […]

How to Write Every Day

By Leo Babauta I write every single day. I do it for a living, of course, but I think writing daily has allowed me to do it for a living. I journal, I write blog posts, courses for my Sea Change program, books and ebooks. For fun, I’ve written 50,000 words of a novel for […]

Kickstarter Bonus: Dealing with Struggles Video Course

By Leo Babauta As I get closer to the goal for my Habit Zen app on Kickstarter, I’ve decided to add a new bonus reward: a video course on dealing with life struggles. It’s for anyone who is struggling with: Frustration Feeling overwhelmed Stress and anxiety Feeling down or unmotivated Unhappy with their direction in […]

What’s the Most Loving Thing You Can Do?

By Leo Babauta The question I’ve been asking myself lately, before I do anything, is a deceptively simple one: “What’s the most loving thing you can do in this situation?“ Now, that might sound corny to some of you, might seem irrelevant to most of you. But give me one minute of your time to […]

Habit Guide Ebook, Habit Mastery Video Course, and Mindfulness Seminar Available

By Leo Babauta I told you guys earlier about the Kickstarter campaign for my Habit Zen app, but today I wanted to share three special rewards that I included in that campaign: a habit guide ebook, my new Habit Mastery video course, and a one-day mindfulness seminar with me in San Francisco. These are three […]

Developing a More Flexible Mind

By Leo Babauta It’s my belief that a flexible mind helps us to deal with chaos, loss, big life changes, small frustrations, and all that life throws our way. A flexible mind leads to more peace. You’re not as stuck in your ways, and can adapt to change. You don’t always think you’re right but […]

Not Doing All the Things We Want to Do

By Leo Babauta I think we’ve all been there: we’ve signed up for the gym, signed up for a class, bought an ebook … and then not used it. We’ve had hopes of learning to draw, to program, to play a musical instrument … and then promptly failed to do so. We’ve had the best […]

Dealing with the Sweat-Inducing Fear of Launching a Major Project

By Leo Babauta Last week, I launched my new app, Habit Zen, on Kickstarter. Immediately the fears started surging through my body. What if people hate this? What if no one funds it? What if I publicly flop in front of a million people? And what if it gets funded, but I do a horrible […]

Help Me by Funding My Habit App on Kickstarter!

By Leo Babauta I’m creating a habit app, and I need your help. It’s just a web app for now, and it’s already in its beta testing phase. It’s called Habit Zen, and (eventually) it will be the first app to really help people overcome resistance and stick to habits. But although I’ve put about […]

The Mindfulness of Social Photo Sharing

By Leo Babauta This week I took a jaunt into the wilderness, and came across such jaw-dropping scenery that my first instinct was to take a picture and share it with everyone I knew. Then I realized I didn’t have Internet in the Sierra Nevadas, so I just stared at it instead. And wondered. I’m […]

The Unprocrastination Challenge for September

By Leo Babauta This is the month you are going to kick procrastination’s butt. And no, you can’t read this article later! We are all victims of procrastination. It chases us around daily, causing us to run from the tasks we really want to get done, run to distraction and busywork and email and … […]

Self-Help List

By Leo Babauta Say thank you to everything and everyone, even to your grief and those who frustrate you. Ask how you want to use this gift of a day. See this moment as the most important moment in the world, and don’t wait to be happy. Do every task out of love for someone […]

Short Read: The Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness (ebook)

By Leo Babauta I’m happy to share with you a new “short read” ebook that I’ve written: the Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness. I’ve written this for absolute or near beginners, who would like to bring mindfulness into their lives … or who are struggling with: Procrastination Creating better habits Frustration, disappointment, feeling stuck […]

An Overlooked Factor in Creating Positive Change

By Leo Babauta I’ve created more positive changes in the last 11 years than I can count: from health and fitness to mindfulness and happiness; from productivity and finance to clutter and relationships. There are lots of factors that are incredibly important in creating any positive change: starting small, taking small steps all along the […]

A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus

By Leo Babauta We all procrastinate. The question is how (or even whether) we overcome the tendency to procrastinate, and if we can find focus. This matters — our lives are brief and limited, and while we don’t need to be productivity robots, running in fear of difficult tasks to distractions and comfort is not the […]

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