zen habits
The 5 Keys to Forming Any Habit

By Leo Babauta We all struggle with our habits β€” sticking to them, staying motivated, getting started, dealing with disruptions, it can become a big struggle. And yet, to change our habits is to change our lives. If we can’t make habit changes, we will be stuck in our current way of doing things, which […]. . . read more

A Guide to Fear Mastery

By Leo Babauta We normally think of fear as something that’s holding us back, or something to be avoided … but what if we could see it as a powerful tool? What if we could master that tool? We’d become masters at life, able to push through fears of rejection, failure, ridicule, and more. Fear […]. . . read more

The Perfect System

By Leo Babauta Most of us are constantly looking for the Perfect System: The perfect morning routine The perfect system for dealing with email The perfect system for productivity, to end procrastination The perfect system for finances or building wealth The perfect system for learning anything The perfect system for being mindful, getting fit, losing […]. . . read more

The Antidote to Self-Harshness & Resentment

By Leo Babauta There are two poisons that have hurt me so much over the years: Self-harshness β€” I have so often been critical of myself, harsh on myself, about all my little failures, that this harshness has become one of the biggest things holding me back. Resentment – I’ve increasingly become aware of how […]. . . read more

Three Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious

By Leo Babauta Many of us feel overwhelmed by all we need to do, and it can be downright stressful. I’d like to share three practices to take you from overwhelmed to just whelmed. You can’t eliminate stress, anxiety or the feeling of being overwhelmed from your life, nor would you want to. However, you […]. . . read more

Undone: How to Change Our Procrastination Patterns

By Leo Babauta Procrastination starts from an avoidance of something from fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of practice, and it hurts us in so many ways in our lives β€” not only with work tasks, but much more. The procrastination habit affects: Dealing […]. . . read more

An Intimate Retreat to Create Mindfulness, Life Change & Magic

By Leo Babauta One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced was opening my heart and making powerful, intimate connections with 20+ strangers in the cloud rainforest of Ecuador last year. It was this experience of connection and vulnerability, mindfulness and reflecting on life purpose, that inspired me to create my own live, intimate […]. . . read more

The Main Reason Changing Your Life is Tough

By Leo Babauta Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience and mindfulness habits, quitting bad habits, decluttering and finances, reading and learning and doing all the things we want to do in life. But very often we fall short of our hopes. What’s […]. . . read more

My New Video Course: Dealing with Struggles

By Leo Babauta I’m really excited to tell you guys about my new video course, Dealing with Struggles, which I’m launching today. It’s for anyone who is struggling with: Frustration Procrastination Changing their habits Feeling overwhelmed Stress and anxiety Feeling down or unmotivated Relationship problems Unhappy with their direction in life Feeling bad about themselves […]. . . read more

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

By Leo Babauta We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways: Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves Anger about something someone did to us Frustration about how things have progressed up until now A wish that things turned out differently Stories about what happened that […]. . . read more