“Resurrecting the Street” Book Review

I found this book to be a fascinating case study about human nature. Oh yes, this is the story about financial instruments and a big business catastrophe, and the author tried to explain the complex mechanisms of financial instruments in details. I applaud him for efforts, but not for the end results. I studied economy […]

The Deliciousness of Dealing with a Negative Person

“It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.” -Cole Porter By Leo Babauta We’ve all felt the frustration of having someone in our lives who seems constantly negative — complaining, getting offended by small things, angry, pessimistic. This can be very difficult, draining us of energy and turning our minds to negativity as well. One solution that […]

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What It’s Like to Be Truly Committed to Something

By Leo Babauta All my life, I’ve struggled with being half-committed. Not always, but more than I’d usually like to admit. I say I’m going to stick to something, and I actually believe it … but then a week later (sometimes sooner, sometimes longer), I falter. I justify it. I feel guilty. I try not […]

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Mindfully Letting Go of Shame

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”  ― Pema Chodron By Leo Babauta I was talking with a friend yesterday who is going through a very hard time, and of all the emotions that have come up for them during this struggle (anger, despair, […]

What Kind of Habits Can You Develop in 21 Days?

The only study I ever found on the time of developing a habit concluded it takes from 18 to 254 days and in 50% of cases, it’s longer than 66 days. So, developing a habit in 21 days is not an easy feat. Repetitions The research I mentioned was about daily habits. Participants were performing […]

Mindfully Shifting Your Approach to a Task Can Shift Everything

By Leo Babauta There’s a subtle, mindful shift that we can make as we tackle any task, enter any project, start any conversation, move into any activity … and this small shift can make a huge difference. The shift is a softening, a warming, an opening. And that might not sound very powerful, but it […]

How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day

By Leo Babauta I was talking to someone today and he said that with all the time he spends putzing around on the internet, he gets maybe 2 hours of focused time a day. I actually think that’s higher than average! But if he does incredible work in those 2 hours a day, think of […]

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Seventy Second Income Report – March 2019 ($2,890.36)

Are you curious about a 3-month delay? I explained it in my first income report. In March 2019, I could fully appreciate the flexibility of being a business owner, even if I still worked quarter-time in a corporation. There were three milestones in March 2019 which divided the month into weekly chunks. New KDP Account […]

The Discipline of Mastering Mental States

By Leo Babauta I’m far from mastering this skill, but one thing I’ve been playing around with is how important mental states are to our productivity, happiness, focus, health habits and more. For example, if you’re tired or feeling down, there’s a good chance you’re not going to focus on your meaningful tasks, and instead […]

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