Positive Feedback Loops

By Leo Babauta Let’s say you want to be more disciplined about your day … you might tell yourself, “I’m going to wake every morning, meditate for 15 minutes, plan my Most Important Tasks, and then get started and follow the plan. No doubts about it.” And then your plan gets hit by distraction or […]

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The Quest for Impact, Not Productivity

By Leo Babauta There once was a young man named Brabu, who discovered at a young age he had a superpower: he could make things move just by waving his hands.  Brabu found delight in this at first, making sticks and leaves float in the air, playing wildly in the forests and ocean, the world […]

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Three Practices to Celebrate Your Day

By Leo Babauta We tend to go through our days with our noses to the grindstone, doing tasks, getting distracted, jumping from one thing to the next. Go to sleep tired, repeat the next day.  Our days become an endless cycle of getting stuff done and getting through to the next day (especially during this […]

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Unstuck: Create a New Path for Yourself

By Leo Babauta Sometimes it can feel like we’re stuck in life, doing the same things we’re unhappy with, over and over again. Maybe you’ve been procrastinating on your meaningful work, or getting stuck in indecision or perfectionism. Maybe you’ve been putting off exercise or meditation, getting your finances in good shape, or making some […]

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New Productivity Interview: Your Relationship With Your Work

Here’s a new podcast interview I did with Peter Akkies from How They Get Stuff Done, which shares some unique insights about how to be more productive. Instead of the usual low-level hacks, this interview focuses on improving your core relationships with your work and projects. A natural productive flow becomes easier and more consistent…

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