Simplify Technology with Limits

By Leo Babauta I am no technophobe, but I do believe in living consciously … and technology has a tendency to overrun our attention and our lives. It’s designed to do that: tech companies are motivated to keep our attention in their apps, their websites, their devices. They’ve found incentives for us to keep using […]

A More Deliberate Way of Living

By Leo Babauta Our lives are often spent in a rush, almost on autopilot, drifting from one wave of busyness and distraction to another, adrift in a sea of crises and urges. There’s noise and quick tasks, lots of tabs, messages and requests, demands on our attention, multitasking, mind scattered everywhere. The nature of the […]

How to Simplify the Holidays

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Leo Babauta Today, millions of people will be shopping, and the gift-shopping spree that is the holiday season will continue for a good month. In addition to the shopping madness (where many […]

How to Let Go of Any Possession

By Leo Babauta Over the years, I’ve come to be very good at letting go of just about anything. In fact, I’ve come to relish the joy of letting go of possessions. It’s liberating and delicious! But most people I know struggle with letting go of the possessions they hold onto most tightly. There’s nothing […]