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Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
  • Resting in the Open Nature of Life

    Posted 2017-11-17 15:00:06 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta So much of our days are filled with an underlying feeling of difficulty: Procrastinating when things seem difficult or overwhelming Distracting ourselves and doing small tasks Feeling like we’re doing things wrong, and searching for the right answers Trying to get things under control when they feel chaotic Trying to comfort ourselves ...

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  • How We Lose Sight of the Profound Awesomeness of Life

    Posted 2017-11-13 23:54:35 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta There are moments when we are able to soak in the incredible beauty of life, the preciousness of it, the awe-inspiring power of the world around us. It is breath-taking, gorgeous, deeply moving. But most of the time, we forget. We move through our days like we’re in a daze, checking email ...

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  • The Key Mental Habit of Simplicity

    Posted 2017-11-09 14:04:39 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta I’ve written a lot about simplifying your life, from the philosophy behind it to the tactical steps to getting to simplicity. But the true key isn’t in the steps, it’s in our mental habits. For example, I could get rid of my physical clutter and simplify my day so that I have ...

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  • In Love with the Heartbreaking Beauty of the Discomfort

    Posted 2017-11-06 19:27:23 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta With my body in pain, I looked up at the sunlight and kept my heart open. And I took in the heartbreaking beauty of life. I witnessed it, and found it to be miraculous, pain and struggle and discomfort and all. It wasn’t beautiful in spite of the pain — the pain ...

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  • Simplifying Your Digital Life

    Posted 2017-11-02 16:28:09 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta It’s a simple fact of our modern lives that we live, play, learn and connect online. But our digital lives can become overwhelming, distracting, addicting. With so much complexity and distraction, how do we find focus? How do we live with mindfulness? How do we find stillness, simplicity, quiet? The answer lies ...

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  • Zen Productivity: A Workshop to Help You Find Focus, Mindfulness & Organization

    Posted 2017-10-31 16:24:00 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta I’m really excited to start working live with all of you in a series of weekend workshops, and the first one is called Zen Productivity. I decided to focus on productivity, organization, focus, procrastination, mindfulness and simplicity … because it’s something we all deal with, every day. In our daily lives, we ...

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  • Creating the Elegance of Simplicity & Focus in Your Work Day

    Posted 2017-10-25 20:32:18 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta Our days can feel like a crazy sea of distraction, stress, busyness and overwhelm. We can get lost in that sea, and it’s hard to figure out how to find mindfulness and focus in the middle of it all. The answer, I’ve repeatedly found, is in the pure elegance of simplicity. Simplify ...

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  • Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Creating Habits

    Posted 2017-10-24 15:20:48 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta Whether you want to start a new exercise habit, start meditating or writing daily, start to get out of debt or clear your clutter … creating a new habit isn’t always easy. The steps themselves might be deceptively simple: pick one habit, keep it small to start with, and remember to do ...

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  • The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice

    Posted 2017-10-20 19:51:01 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta Lately in my life, I’ve been repeatedly reminded of the power of practicing something regularly. Daily is best, I’ve learned, but several times a week works well too. You’d be surprised how much progress you can make with even a small amount of practice, applied regularly. Some examples in my life recently: ...

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  • Habit Mastery: My New Course to Help You Level Up Your Skills

    Posted 2017-10-16 22:39:45 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta I’m excited to tell you about my new video course, Habit Mastery, which is designed to help you practice and level up your habit skills. It’s a 12-week course with two video lessons a week, daily practice, and interviews with 11 other amazing habit experts. Guys, this is one of the best ...

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