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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.
  • How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits

    Posted 2017-08-16 19:57:31 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta It happens to all of us: you are going strong with a project, with learning something new, with a new habit or two … and things go sideways. You get derailed. This is a critical junction. If you let yourself quit, all your time and effort up until now has been for ...

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  • The Eternal Dilemma: Revenge or Forgiveness?

    Posted 2017-08-08 21:05:19 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta It’s easy to get upset at someone who has hurt you — but what’s the best way to get them back? What kind of revenge, served cold perhaps, can you dream up? I recently had someone write to me about this: “Recently one of my family members hurt me badly. They believe ...

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  • New Course: The Magic of Forming New Relationships

    Posted 2017-08-05 02:42:28 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta It can be really difficult when you aren’t good at talking to people, at making friends, or at dating. It can stress you out, get you down, make your life harder. I consider myself an introvert, but I’ve made a concerted effort in my life to get better at making friends and ...

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  • Becoming Strong & Healthy as a Vegan

    Posted 2017-07-28 21:13:27 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta As a vegan for the last five years (and veg for a decade), I’ve learned a bit about being healthy and strong on plants. For those who would like to learn about it, I’m offering this guide (as a non-expert fellow learner). I had a reader write to me about becoming vegetarian, ...

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  • The Secret to Interpersonal Happiness

    Posted 2017-07-24 22:20:17 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta As much as we desire being connected to others — good friendships, a wonderful romantic relationship, close family members — this connection always comes at a cost. We get frustrated by other people. You know it’s true. You might be really good friends with someone, but then they get angry at you ...

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  • The 4 Keys to Learning Anything

    Posted 2017-07-18 19:03:37 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta I’ve been studying how to learn, as I try to teach myself new skills … and absolutely love learning new things. But I keep running up against a few key problems: Becoming overwhelmed. The more you learn, the more you see there is to learn. The beginner doesn’t know how much there ...

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  • The Mindfulness of Pure Experience

    Posted 2017-07-14 13:30:12 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta Dropping any story or narrative in your head about what’s happening right now … what are the sensations you’re feeling at this moment? What are you smelling, tasting, feeling, hearing, seeing? What colors, textures, qualities of light can you perceive? What does it feel like where your body makes contact with your ...

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  • 5 Ways to Simplify Today

    Posted 2017-07-10 20:54:26 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So I recommend simplicity in your simplifying. Instead of trying to simplify your whole life, tossing out all your clutter and paring your schedule to just meditation and writing your novel … how ...

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  • My New Course: Living the Simple Life

    Posted 2017-07-05 16:48:06 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta I started simplifying my life in 2005, about 12 years ago, and since then I’ve not only learned a lot about it, but have written books on simplicity as well. It’s been one of the best changes I’ve made in my life. Simplicity has brought less stress, more peace, better finances, more ...

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  • Conquer Your Day with Mini-Missions

    Posted 2017-06-30 19:52:36 by: Dave A

    By Leo Babauta You haven’t been very productive lately, admit it. You’ve been watching too many videos, cruising your favorite social media, haven’t exercised in too long … you’re slipping, my friend. I’ve got the fix for you. Mini-missions. Here’s how it works: You set yourself a few mini-missions for the day. For example: 1) ...

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