The Habit Dip

By Leo Babauta I was talking with a group of people in my Sea Change Program who had success with some difficult habits for a few months … and then hit a dip. This dip is something everyone faces when changing habits: we lose motivation, we get discouraged, we encounter difficulty, we lose focus because […]

Clear Things Out

By Leo Babauta I’ve recently reminded myself of the value of dedicating some time to just clearing things out. It’s a simple truth that wherever things can accumulate, they will. Emails pile up, clutter piles up, read later list piles up, small admin tasks build up like cruft. This is the nature of things: they […]

Staying Focused with a Simple Method

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.” Hagakure By […]

Work Less

By Leo Babauta When it comes to work, I’ve found that most of us fall in one of two camps: We work way too hard, constantly churning, never feeling like we got enough done; or We put off work, going to distractions, feeling guilty about how little we’re getting done. Either camp results in long […]