Good Enough is Better Than Perfect

A paralyzing cacophony of thoughts rattles the walls of my brain like an out of control pinball machine perpetually spewing bonus balls into play.  I can’t mash the buttons fast enough to keep any thought from slipping past the paddles; I don’t know what to focus on.  This is how I wake up nearly every morning. It […]

Shannon’s Method: Overcome Habit Procrastination

By Leo Babauta One of the biggest problems we face when we’re forming a new positive habit is procrastination. We’ve all done this: we’re trying to meditate or exercise or floss, but we’re tired or busy. So we put it off, and then the next day we do it again, and soon we’ve just dropped […]

Move a Skill to a Different Part of Your Brain

A few nights ago, I was having dinner with my friend J.D., and he mentioned a guy who could do complex mathematical calculations in his head. J.D. said when the guy was asked how he could do such amazing calculations so quickly, the guy answered that he used a different part of his brain for […]

Move a Skill to a Different Part of Your Brain

A few nights ago, I was having dinner with my friend J.D., and he mentioned a guy who could do complex mathematical calculations in his head. J.D. said when the guy was asked how he could do such amazing calculations so quickly, the guy answered that he used a different part of his brain for…

My Most Important Productivity Method

By Leo Babauta You can read entire books on productivity, dozens of blog posts, and implement half a dozen different productivity systems. But at the end of the day, you’d have gotten nothing important done. The truth is, productivity is fairly simple, in theory. Even if you have an overwhelming amount to do, the steps […]

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Why People End Their Relationships

At a workshop in Mexico last month, I invited the audience to brainstorm a list of reasons for ending a relationship. Why do people break up? The group came up with about 40 different reasons. I’m sure if we kept going, we could have come up with dozens more. I also read many articles on […]

Why People End Their Relationships

At a workshop in Mexico last month, I invited the audience to brainstorm a list of reasons for ending a relationship. Why do people break up? The group came up with about 40 different reasons. I’m sure if we kept going, we could have come up with dozens more. I also read many articles on…

A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurities

By Leo Babauta There isn’t a person amongst us who doesn’t have insecurities — some are just better at dealing with them, or perhaps hiding them. We worry what other people think about us, we worry if we’re good-looking enough, we worry that we’re not doing all that we should be, we worry that we’ll […]

Spring Fling (Free)

From March 21 to 26, Learning Strategies is hosting a free online event called The Spring Fling. This is a Paraliminals-based program to help prime your mind for abundance and prosperity. The event runs for six days, and each day’s session is about 25 minutes. Paraliminals are eyes-closed meditation programs designed to condition positive thoughts,…

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