Simple Frugality

  • How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours

    By Leo Babauta So many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time scarcity,” and it’s one of the most common stresses in our society. So how do we deal with this? […]

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  • A Quick Guide to Planning Your Year

    By Leo Babauta The beginning of the year offers such a beautiful blank slate. A fresh beginning is something to take advantage of: we can start anew, and reinvent our lives. If you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut, this is the perfect time to make the most of this year’s blank […]

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  • Eating Raw in 2021 (Recap)
    Happy New Year! 🥳 Since I ate mostly raw for 2021 – so many salads! – I can go back to eating more cooked food today. Oddly I feel less motivated to do that than I expected. I fell into some very simple eating habits centered around fruit and salads, and that worked well for…
  • Essential Zen Habits of 2021

    By Leo Babauta This was quite the year of change for Zen Habits, and everyone in the world. Chaos, growth, uncertainty, tragedy, joy, meaning. It’s hard to encapsulate it in words, because it contains multitudes and contradictions, but this has been such a year of powerful change. In this post, I’ll share what this year […]

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  • The COVID Omicron Surge (and Why I Got Vaccinated)
    The current COVID surge is bigger than ever by a lot, particularly in Europe and North America. The daily infections rate blew previous records away yesterday in many places. Here are some telling graphs showing daily new cases in some countries. Note how quickly the latest spike has shot up. United Kingdom France Spain Italy…
  • Surround Sound Intentions
    In November I did a 30-day challenge regarding ideation, sharing progress updates in the CGC forums as I went along. My version of the challenge was to generate 100+ divergent ideas per day for each day of November. My intention was to stimulate some thinking in new directions. Most of the ideas I generated weren’t…
  • Slow Holidays

    By Leo Babauta For the past couple of Decembers, I’ve created a lot of spaciousness and slowness for myself. It’s a beautiful way to wind down the year and reflect on my life. The holiday season can be a rushed affair for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. I’d like to share a […]

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  • Interstitial Ritual: Finding Focus & Mindfulness in Your Day

    By Leo Babauta We will often start our days with the best of intentions … and then promptly get caught up in a chain of busywork, messages, opening browser tabs, checking on things, answering email … … and soon the day has gone by and we wonder what we did with the day. There’s a […]

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