Rethinking necessities

Photo courtesy of brtsergio. By Leo One of the basics of minimalism is that you eliminate as many non-necessities as you can, to make room for what’s important. If you don’t need a ton of clothing, you get rid of much of it. If you don’t need that new gadget, you don’t buy it. Within reason,…

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money

Contrary to what some people might tell you, alternative energy isn’t simply a pipe dream. It’s also a way that you (yes, you) can reasonably and realistically save money in the present, especially as the winter approaches. While it may seem prohibitive to put solar panels on top of your house or build a windmill…

Think about your life goals

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. There’s never a good time to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish in life. We have busy lives, and even when we’re not busy, we might just feel more like vegging in front of the TV or checking our feeds…

Top 20 Motivation Hacks – #6

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Quick intro: I first intended this Top 20 list to be in a single post, but I decided that breaking them into separate posts would allow me to concentrate on each a little more. So, I present my list of the Top 20 Motivation…

What are YOUR 43 Things?

I’ve been a fan of goals website 43 Things for awhile, although I don’t use it on a daily basis. What I love about it is that it forces you to think about what you want to achieve, what you’d like to do this year, or over the next two or five or 10 years….

Top 20 Motivation Hacks – #7

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Quick intro: I first intended this Top 20 list to be in a single post, but I decided that breaking them into separate posts would allow me to concentrate on each a little more. So, I present my list of the Top 20 Motivation…

Best 8 Ways to Deal with Detractors

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. We have all had them as we set and go after our goals, no matter where we are or what our goals may be: naysayers, detractors, people who poke fun or get angry or tell us we can’t do it. Detractors are very serious…

Top 20 Motivation Hacks – #8

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Quick intro: I first intended this Top 20 list to be in a single post, but I decided that breaking them into separate posts would allow me to concentrate on each a little more. So, I present my list of the Top 20 Motivation…

Keeping a stress-free, clean house

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Yesterday I cleaned my house a little, tidying up, cleaning the bathroom a little, cleaning the kitchen, and generally making the place look nice. It is simply beautiful. There is a tremendous pleasure I get in being able to relax in a clean house….