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 […]


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 […]


Meditation: Sitting with Your Basic Goodness

By Leo Babauta There is a part of us, in all of us, that worries that we’re not good enough. Not good enough to succeed, to handle the chaos of life, to be loved. It’s the reason we get anxiety and stress — if we’re not good enough, what will happen when everything collapses and we […]


The Simplify Your Life Challenge

By Leo Babauta Our lives naturally get busy, complicated, stressful, hectic, overwhelming. It’s the nature of things: we say yes to too much and overcommit ourselves; we fill in all the spaces with possessions, things to do, distractions; we give in to urges to do more, read more, watch more, buy more, want more. So […]

Edgy Goals

If you often find yourself rebelling against your own goals, your goals aren’t rebellious and edgy enough for you. You’re trying to set goals like everyone else, but you’re not like everyone else, so stop trying to fit in. Start setting goals that you’re not allowed to set. Turn your rebelliousness into motivational fuel by…

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