Retraining Deeply Ingrained Habits of Mindlessness

By Leo Babauta It’s hard enough to change a habit that you can physically see: going for a daily walk, sitting down to write, having a salad for lunch each day. These are easily seen, but can still be quite a challenge to instill in your life. But what about habits of mindlessness, that you […]

The Practice of Listening to Find Purpose

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi By Leo Babauta Very often, our lives are so filled with busyness and distraction that we have no space to actually listen to what life is calling us to do. Think about your day […]

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Finding Groundedness in the Age of Anxiety

By Leo Babauta We live in uncertain times. Actually, things have always felt uncertain to the people who live in those times, but these days it might feel even more heightened, with the hyperconnectivity of the internet, social media and constant messaging, comparing ourselves to everyone else, and a very tense, divisive political situation (not […]

Cutting Through Indecision & Overthinking

By Leo Babauta I’ve been working with a few people who are very intelligent, very competent, and very talented — but they get stuck in indecision and analysis paralysis. In effect, overthinking and getting lost in endless options reduces their effectiveness and intelligence by producing inaction. Taking any action is likely to be better than inaction […]

Fearless 2.0: The Re-Launch of My New Fearless Training Program

By Leo Babauta I’m excited to announce that I’m launching a completely new version of my Fearless Training Program (which I think of as “Fearless 2.0”). A little over a year ago, I launched the Fearless Training Program on Patreon, as an experiment: how do I train people in the uncertainty of doing meaningful work? […]

The Ridiculously Awesome Practice of Surrendering

By Leo Babauta Every day in this world is a shaky, uncertain, constantly changing landscape — and that causes us to try to get control. We create lists, systems, routines, schedules, comfort foods, comfortable environments … we build our whole lives and identities around these comforts and control. We try to control the uncontrollable evershifting […]