Beginner’s Guide to GTD

Photo courtesy of iBjorn Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I get a lot of questions about GTD – what are the basic principles, how should one start. Well, the obvious answer is to start by getting the book. But I started without it, about a year ago, and I was able…

How I Became an Early Riser

Photo by snappED up Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I’ve found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done as I’ve changed my life recently, and I thought I’d share my tips. I just posted about my morning routine, and thought you might like to know how…

My Morning Routine

Photo courtesy of Shayan (USA) Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Today I start a new habit: my morning routine (to be honest, I started a couple days ago). All this month I will focus on making my morning routine a daily habit. I’ve actually tried different versions of a morning routine…

6 Tips for Commuting to Work by Bike

Get fit and green at the same time. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. This morning, I rode my bike in to work (a distance of about 10 miles), and it felt great. It was the second time I’ve done that now — I also did it last week — and I…

3 Steps to a Permanently Clear Desk

Photo by unimatrixZxero Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Once upon a time, my desk was cluttered with all the things I was currently working on — not to mention dozens of things I wasn’t working on: notes, post-its, phone numbers, papers to be filed, stacks of stuff to work on later….

Get Healthy and Fit, Part 2 – Exercise Edition

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. In Part 1 of this series about Getting Healthy and Fit, I covered some Rules for Eating Healthy. Today, I will cover some Rules for Exercising, and tomorrow I plan to write about Sticking to an Exercise Plan. First let me say: eating healthy is a…

Baby Makes Eight: Raising Six Kids – Part 1

The Babauta family. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Last March, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Noelle Cayce. She became our sixth kid, and within the space of a few years, our house had suddenly become very full. A little background is in order: my wife and I…

Zen Mind: How to Declutter

Enjoy the simplicity. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. One of the things that gives me most peace is have a clean, simple home. When I wake up in the morning and walk out into a living room that has been decluttered, that has a minimalist look, and there isn’t junk lying…

Achieving Goals with my Son: Our Harry Potter Marathon

Let a book take you into another world. Let it be your world. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. In December, my son Rain (who turned 9 in January) and I set out on a quest: to read the first five Harry Potter books before the movie comes out on July 13,…