The Way of Less

By Leo Babauta Our lives naturally get filled with clutter: possessions that we ordered online pour in week by week, we take on more and more, we are constantly reading and watching and responding, messages pour in daily as well. The modern world is one of more, more and still more. What would it be […]

Antidotes to Overwork

By Leo Babauta Too many of us are overstressed, overbusy, overwhelmed, overloaded, overworked. This leads to exhaustion, poor health, deteriorating habits, depression, burnout, unhappiness. Overloading ourselves and overworking ourselves is not a recipe for success or happiness. There are a number of factors that lead to being overworked, but here are a few of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Beautiful Mornings Challenge: Create a Sacred Morning Routine

By Leo Babauta Our days are filled with chaos, busyness and noise — often with very little time for intentional activity, quiet, solitude, mindfulness. But we can intentionally create that lovely, mindful space that we crave. Today I invite you to join me and a thousand others in my Sea Change Program as we launching […]

Getting Started with Traveling Ultralight

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry By Leo Babauta I’m on a trip at the moment, and a friend who generously let me sleep on his couch looked at my small travel backpack and commented on how little I travel with: “That’s impressive,” he said. I was a little surprised, […]