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 […]

Simplify Your Day to Have a Greater Impact

By Leo Babauta Our society is obsessed with productivity and optimizing our lives — having the perfect routine, perfect diet, perfect productivity system, perfect todo app, and more. It’s an ideal that not only doesn’t exist, it’s harmful to our health and happiness. And what’s more, it’s completely misguided — what many of us really […]

Connecting Your Work Tasks to Meaning

By Leo Babauta I’m really good at getting a lot of things done, taking action, piling up a buttload of completed tasks. Action isn’t my problem — it’s making the tasks themselves feel more meaningful. Do any of you have that problem, that your work just feels like busywork, not super meaningful? By the way, […]

3 Simple Mindset Shifts to Transform Your Work Tasks

By Leo Babauta The two biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work are familiar to many of us: Burden & complaint : The work feels like a burden (difficult, overwhelming, annoying) … you might do the task but you rush through it or mentally complain about it, not wanting to do it. Unimportant & putting it […]