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Why I Am Vegan (and how to make it easy)

By Leo Babauta My wife Eva and I have been vegan for over 11 years now, and we love it. I don’t talk about veganism a lot on Zen Habits, but today I’d love to share a little about it, if you’ll indulge me. Let me start by talking about why I’m vegan, and then I’ll share a few tips on how to make becoming vegan as easy as possible,...

Fri Feb 16, 2024 16:16
How to Address What’s Really Causing Your Avoidance

By Leo Babauta When we are procrastinating, avoiding exercise or some other habit we want to create, or avoiding taking on a difficult project … the underlying cause is rarely what we think it is. We think that all we need to do is do the thing we’re avoiding, and stop procrastinating. Simple! But then when we fail, we wonder what’s...

Fri Feb 9, 2024 16:46
Slow Down to Fall in Love Again

By Leo Babauta “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Recently I got a running watch, and have been keeping most of my runs below a certain heart rate, to build up my heart’s aerobic fitness with lots of slow running. The pace of my runs has been incredibly slow for the last month. It’s helped...

Sat Feb 3, 2024 00:18
Become Quiet So You Can Listen

By Leo Babauta “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” ― Rumi There’s rarely a moment in the day when most of us stop moving and stop the noise. For most of us, we’re working, we’re moving, we’re driving, we’re listening to things on our headphones, we’re watching things, we’re filling up the little spaces...

Fri Jan 26, 2024 23:49
The Joys of Getting Organized

By Leo Babauta The last couple of months, things have piled up on me: emails, tasks, random notes, a bunch of browser tabs with things I’m interested or need to do, financial stuff, etc. For the past week, I’ve been allowing myself the joys of getting organized. It’s beautiful, and I just had to share with you. Let me say a few...

Wed Jan 24, 2024 05:01
Cultivating Stokedness

By Leo Babauta How many days do you wake up excited for life, stoked to be alive and take on the day’s challenges? If your answer is “often,” then congratulations! That’s an amazing way to live life — but you’re in the minority. Most people are unenthusiastic about their lives, not looking forward to what the day has in store. That’s...

Wed Jan 17, 2024 17:34

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